Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. They exist only to rock your world. If you don't let them, you're the stupid one.
  2. To a certain extent, Fire sounds like a joke, but a pointed one that approaches rock less as a conceit than as a directive, something to drag into its cultural surroundings rather than a trope to fall back on.
  3. Outburn
    90
    The Electric Six have a knack for mixing a dash of Saturday Night Fever with a whole lot of MC5 and just a smidgen of Jack Black. [#23, p.87]
  4. This is the funniest hard-rock album I've ever heard; also, the hardest-rocking funny album I've ever heard, since if you take away the jokes you've still got the power of the music.
  5. Urb
    80
    It's a raucous rave-up of arena rock riffs over funky disco beats, the kind of freaky dance-rock jams that belong on the jukebox in every gay biker bar in America. [Jul 2003, p.91]
  6. The summer's most brilliantly demented party record.
  7. Electric Six is the most exciting band to come tumbling out of Detroit since Kiss.
  8. Mojo
    80
    The result is ZZ Top's Eliminator meets The Best of Chic. [Jun 2003, p.112]
  9. Electric Six's m.o. of inflating rock clichés to grotesque proportions, adding a dash of tongue-in-cheek pomposity, and then laughing at the results can generate more than just a great single. Granted, that single is still the reason to own Fire, but fans of that song probably won't feel burned by the rest of the album.
  10. Blender
    80
    Two things save Electric Six from becoming the alt-rock Weird Al: Their jokes hit home and their music is convincingly ferocious. [#17, p.134]
  11. If you're bored of 'Danger! High Voltage' like us, there's plenty to plunder, though ultimately you'll be filing this album away in your "don't play anymore" library after Echobelly and before Electric Soft Parade.
  12. Fire’s not something we’ll remember for long, but it is a surprisingly good album, with highlights that simply need to be heard.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Oct 11, 2012
    10
    I'm only reviewing this because I accidentally find myself listening to it again some 9 years after release.

    WHAT an album. There's
    I'm only reviewing this because I accidentally find myself listening to it again some 9 years after release.

    WHAT an album. There's nothing not to love - it's funny, well-crafted with no duff songs. So much fun.
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  2. Feb 12, 2017
    8
    Almost 15 years of its release and it's impossible to deny its importance. 2003 and the comeback of the garage movement was beginning to hitAlmost 15 years of its release and it's impossible to deny its importance. 2003 and the comeback of the garage movement was beginning to hit the mainstream and the terrible "dance-punk" tag did not exist yet.

    This was one of the first rock albums that were created to make indie people dance in the 21st century and deserves to be remembered from time to time. Some tunes stand out from the rest (as Gay Bar and Danger! High Voltage), but the whole album is great anyway.
    Always worth the listen!
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  3. MichaelC
    Jul 21, 2006
    10
    Any critic that gave this less than 80, is deaf. Also a liar. This album changed mt life. Buy it or regret it forever