Balls - SPARKS
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

Review this album

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. Nov 5, 2011
    10
    Sorry(negative)critics-this is a great inspired synthesizery,funky,quirky,bouncy Poppy album.With that Extra Ingredient-Mael Genius.A more-inspired,more-fun development of Interior Design and Gratuitous Sax... OK,you guessed it, I Am a Sparks fanatic,but this is much more listenable than much of their recent stuff,that of the last decade,which is a bit tiresome.
    How to Get Your Ass
    Kicked,merits credit for its title alone.And Irreplaceable is irrepeatable.So,forget the dreary Pet-Shop Bores."Balls" Out -Pops 99% of all Known Pop Brands! Expand
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. At once epic, playful and a little bit strange, the duo's latest effort perpetuates the brothers' patented geek-chic, though things come across as more introspective and ambient this time around.... Alternately excellent, kitschy and lackluster...
  2. Sadly, as 'Balls' proves, age has inexplicably withered Sparks' bow-legged muse; where once was genre-bending acid eclecticism and inspired wit, Sparks now seem content to dole out tired, tinny electro-pop and unfunny puns.
  3. The Maels continue flexing their musical might. Tracks like "More Than A Sex Machine," "The Calm Before The Storm," and the eye-winking title track are just waiting to be embraced by dancefloors worldwide.