Devil's Playground Image
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 120 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The 80s star returns with his first album in a dozen years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. This is just well-executed, fun rock 'n' roll.
  2. 70
    [An] entertaining album. [Apr 2005, p.119]
  3. It delivers considerable entertainment value. [Apr 2005, p.122]
  4. 50
    A solid, by-the-numbers Billy Idol album. And that is both its triumph and its tragedy. [Apr 2005, p.99]
  5. Devil's Playground makes like it's 1983 all over again.
  6. The odd thing about Devil's Playground isn't that Billy pretends Cyberpunk doesn't exist -- frankly, any artist with sense would do that -- it's that he now pretends that he's always been a metalhead, as if his posturing in the '80s was more than an affectation.
  7. Over-produced and under-inspired. [26 Mar 2005, p.51]

See all 11 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 88
  2. Negative: 13 out of 88