Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    A most pleasurable guilty pleasure.
  2. If you think songs get into trouble past the three-minute mark and words are nothing more than things that fall out of your mouth, D-D-Don't Don't Stop The Beat is the record for you. [8 Aug 2003, p.71]
  3. Gleeful, glorious, and utterly unique.
  4. They are basically just the Archies for our generation, a transcendent bubblegum band that works its ass off to make all this stuff look easy.
  5. It's like each song on the album has the dynamics and reach of a DJ set, ramming David Bowie and Fats Domino into K.C. and the Sunshine Band, then gluing it together with full-throated sugar-pop harmonies and a rhythm section worthy of the Beatles at Hamburg's Star Club.
  6. 80
    Their hedonistic sex-dance anthems go down a treat. [Apr 2003, p.103]
  7. The results are goofy but undeniably exhilarating.
  8. 80
    Ceaselessly enthusiastic European dance-pop that's deliriously colorful, vividly inane and usually about themselves. [Aug 2003, p.126]
  9. Pop doesn't get much more gloriously trashy than this. [Apr 2003, p.108]
  10. By not being "smart" enough to subdivide their appreciation of pop into a series of echo chambers, Junior Senior comes close to recapturing the preteen joy of responding to music unhindered by stigma.
  11. All the songs sound almost exactly the same. I don’t care! It doesn’t matter! Just dance!
  12. [Sounds] as much like playful garage-rock as cocky Europop.
  13. 70
    A high-spirited whoosh of urgent dance pop and groovy psychedelic bop. [Sep 2003, p.102]
  14. Junior Senior plays pop music, pure and simple, and the abundant joys on D-D-Don't should make even the most hopeless cynic reevaluate priorities that don't allow for pop's fleeting glories.
  15. 67
    Funky like Fred Schneider and Barney Fife killin' it at karaoke. [Sep 2003, p.115]
  16. 60
    Ultimately, though, the resolutely rubbish recordings--distorted, trebly drum breaks, scratchy guitars, monotonous voices--and near-total absence of melody, might test your stamina for mindless entertainment. [May 2003, p.104]
  17. Taken in three-minute doses, 'D-D-Don't Stop The Beat' sounds fantastic. Taken all at once, it's proof that too much fun can be hard to bear.
  18. These Danes aren't tuned-in enough for stereotype play.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 11, 2012
    10
    Absolutely brilliant, an essential record. This is dance music for people who don't care too much for dance music.

    It's like a huge, great
    Absolutely brilliant, an essential record. This is dance music for people who don't care too much for dance music.

    It's like a huge, great grin on CD.
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  2. Sophiemichele
    Aug 27, 2007
    7
    Cheesy? Yes. But ridiculously catchy? ALSO YES! =D It's okay if you genuinely dislike this album, but this album was made to be FUN - Cheesy? Yes. But ridiculously catchy? ALSO YES! =D It's okay if you genuinely dislike this album, but this album was made to be FUN - and that's what it is. Full Review »
  3. MikeB
    Sep 13, 2006
    10
    One of my all time favourite albums. It's great to sing along to, and just have a bunch of fun!