Bitchin' - The Donnas
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  • Summary: The seventh album for the California-based band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. What keeps Bitchin' from being more fun than Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson's sex tape is Jay Ruston's production job. [Nov 2007, p.170]
  2. At times it's hilarious, especially the song openings, which evoke poodle-rock heroes in mock affection, but the tracks then go somewhere inconceivably cool, twisting, shimmering and generally rocking in drool-worthy style.
  3. 60
    It's business as usual. [Nov 2007, p.98]
  4. The Donnas get the ball into the red zone from time to time on Bitchin', but they never really score.
  5. The entire album sounds like a half-hearted compromise between what the group was and what the group wants to become.
  6. 40
    The Donnas have never seemed less enthused; none of the 14 tracks contains a melody as catchy or a beat as pumping as those on "Spend the Night" or "Gold Medal." [Oct 2007, p.99]
  7. Go on, drink whiskey from the bottle, see if I care. But when you’re done, don’t jump around like gracelessly ageing Bratz dolls playing late-era Kiss and think you’re a blistering she-Crue.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. JeffP
    Oct 18, 2007
    10
    The Donans are back with a vengeance - kicking ass and taking names. A fine return to form, full of headnodding hooks, footstomping, anthemic choruses, and lots of dirty ass rock and roll with influences as obvious (and wide) as Joan Jett, Girlschool, Kiss, AC/DC, and Gary Glitter. U rock, girls. Welcome back! Expand
  2. TimS.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    The Donnas rule, so does this album.
  3. CaladoniaK.
    Sep 27, 2007
    10
    The Donnas keep on rockin'.
  4. CoreyS.
    Sep 21, 2007
    9
    If you don't love this album, you hate rock n roll.
  5. AdamM.
    Sep 22, 2007
    9
    Reminiscent of 80's rock, complete with a cool new logo.
  6. JohnR.
    Sep 22, 2007
    7
    "Smoke You Out" is awesome and has the most whacked-out lyrics of any Donnas song ever. "Love You Till It Hurts" is awesome, too. Chick cock rock! But throughout, the crisp, hooky songwriting of "Spend the Night" just isn't here. The swagger's in full effect, but the songs are just lacking. Also, the guitar sound was better on "Spend the Night." This album's better than "Gold Medal," though. Expand
  7. MikeD
    Oct 22, 2007
    3
    This record is a disgrace. The Donnas were always a band you could count on to make a honest, straightforward rock album that worshiped at the altar of Kiss, AC/DC and Motley Crue. The biggest inspiration for this nonsense seems to be Winger and Warrant and they should've never inspired anyone. it's nothing but slick production, big guitars and no songs. What's all the more sad about it is how they seemed to be maturing as a band so well on the last record (Gold Medal). If you think Vixen rocks, you'll love "Bitchin". Expand

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