Beyond Good & Evil

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2001
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 2 out of 27

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  1. augustc
    Jun 10, 2005
    9
    Fantastic CD. IOne of the best rock records of the year. I love "American gothic", "ashes and ghosts", "saint" and "Shape the sky"
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 2, 2001
    10
    This album is the BEST
  3. ZackB.
    Aug 19, 2001
    10
    The best rock album of the last 10 years. Just incredible!!!! It is such a relief too have such a strong confident album to listen to... as opposed to other rock albums with lyrics filled with self doubt and blame others for things. Beyond Good and Evil is an instant Cult classic
  4. DarbyS.
    Aug 25, 2001
    10
    Finally an album that reaches out, grabs you and gives you a reason to listen to it. This is my first exposure to the Cult, and it great that it is because this is on of the best rock albums in 5 or so years.
  5. Justin
    Apr 12, 2006
    10
    Obvious classics first time you here this are Rise, True Believers and Breathe. Don't forget to really listen to Ashes & Ghosts, The Saint & Shape The Sky though.....Best Rock Album in 10 years!
  6. MarcoA.
    Aug 27, 2001
    10
    The Cult is more then welcome back. The truth is they probably deliver us the best rock album in almost a decade. What an awesome comeback, they really have done a great job, weldone guys! The sound is heavier then ever with the power of Electric, the spiritualism and goth of Love and the polish of Sonic Temple. The more you listen to it the more you love it. Fans, don´t worry about The Cult is more then welcome back. The truth is they probably deliver us the best rock album in almost a decade. What an awesome comeback, they really have done a great job, weldone guys! The sound is heavier then ever with the power of Electric, the spiritualism and goth of Love and the polish of Sonic Temple. The more you listen to it the more you love it. Fans, don´t worry about the state of today´s rock, here is the stuff you must stick to. Now´s the time for the music listeners (and reviewers) to give the most respectful credit and attention to The Cult, they deserve it!!! Expand
  7. Sason
    Aug 31, 2001
    9
    I like rock with catchy hooks; this has it in spades!
  8. Jan 28, 2016
    9
    I started listening to this "old" album a few months back... Stonking good rock album with catchy riffs and some filthy distortion..oh yeah some nice crunchy riffs in there as well... One of the Cults best albums...... Must be played load...... Ian's lyrics are okay and occasionally brilliant. He is one of kind so you just have to go with it sometimes. Billy's playing is outstanding andI started listening to this "old" album a few months back... Stonking good rock album with catchy riffs and some filthy distortion..oh yeah some nice crunchy riffs in there as well... One of the Cults best albums...... Must be played load...... Ian's lyrics are okay and occasionally brilliant. He is one of kind so you just have to go with it sometimes. Billy's playing is outstanding and makes me wish I had spent my youth learning to play an ax. Expand
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Mojo
    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]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    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]
  3. Beyond Good and Evil shakes with vitality.