Celebration Castle

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

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

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  1. axelb
    Apr 10, 2006
    9
    as always if you love a first album and the follow up is coming up you start wondering if it won't be an enormous disappointment as the first album had it all, didn't it? well, this one is one of those rare albums that adds without taking away.....it adds colour and doesn't lose it's addictively driven rock and roll feel....i gotta say: I love the Ponys a whole lot ... as always if you love a first album and the follow up is coming up you start wondering if it won't be an enormous disappointment as the first album had it all, didn't it? well, this one is one of those rare albums that adds without taking away.....it adds colour and doesn't lose it's addictively driven rock and roll feel....i gotta say: I love the Ponys a whole lot ... and more. Expand
  2. Francis
    May 17, 2005
    9
    Their sophomore LP is really great, more post-punk than Laced With Romance . . . it's tome for them to get on the front page. Nice album, greats songs . . . already a 2005 hilight !!
  3. JoeC
    Jul 1, 2005
    10
    Love the second release. Even better live!!!!!
  4. mikes
    May 15, 2005
    8
    Album is real good: fun, catchy, and smart second release from the ponys.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Their second album isn't quite as good as their first album because its hooks are slightly less inescapable.... But the difference is slight, and other differences are positive.
  2. Celebration Castle confirms what anyone who heard Laced With Romance suspected -- that the Ponys are growing into one of the best and most powerfully pleasurable rock bands of their generation.
  3. Ponys sound like they're having a nice enough time, albeit with a lip-biting determination not to let things boil over.