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  • Summary: Ian Astbury & Co. return with their first album of new material since 1994.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. On their comeback record, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy actually make a surprising stab at respectability, once again merging big hooks and big rawk. [8 Jun 2001, p.76]
  2. 80
    The album might almost be a study in stretching the limits of silliness, cliche and old-school rock'n'roll unreconstruction... [Jul 2001, p.114]
  3. Whether they can co-exist with today's nu breed is another question entirely, but 'Beyond Good And Evil' just about overcomes its sameyness and provides enough flashes of what made them special in the first place to justify their continued existence.
  4. For the most part, Beyond Good & Evil roots itself between Metallica, nu-metal and the slightly psychedelic ambience of '85's Love: the band's pre-metal apex. [Aug 2001, p.124]
  5. Beyond Good and Evil shakes with vitality.
  6. 10
    Wow, is Beyond Good And Evil bad. Thudding, empty albums about nothing, held together with some of the worst guitar solos since late-'80s Lou Reed. [#51, p.90]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7