Fire

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29

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  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 nothing not to love - it's funny, well-crafted with no duff songs. So much fun.
  2. JuanjoP
    Jun 5, 2003
    9
    This is fun. This is R'N'R.
  3. EmW
    Feb 28, 2005
    10
    Proof that critics are a pile of complete wank. What a bunch of tossers for slating this truly brilliant album, i play it all the time. . . Get your ass on the floor & start throwing some shapes already! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! BUY IT NOW! ! !
  4. Evilevil
    Jul 17, 2003
    8
    A RIOT!!!! This album hits like the Bollock Brothers - Harley David. Fun, Loud, and Meaningless - this album will keep your system booming while you try to explain to your friends that your love for the single "Gay Bar" does not mean that you are in the closet.
  5. ByroniusPunk
    Sep 26, 2003
    9
    More proof critics suck...if you don't want to get up and shake yo' ass, or knock something over, or dry hump the person next to you (or at least fantasize about doing so), you've got no feelings. NONE. "Dance Commander" and "Getting into the Jam" are hot, hot, hot tracks. "Danger! Danger! High Voltage" may be the reason you know the band, but there are several other solid More proof critics suck...if you don't want to get up and shake yo' ass, or knock something over, or dry hump the person next to you (or at least fantasize about doing so), you've got no feelings. NONE. "Dance Commander" and "Getting into the Jam" are hot, hot, hot tracks. "Danger! Danger! High Voltage" may be the reason you know the band, but there are several other solid tracks on here worth the $9.99 it costs to pick up this CD at Tower. Expand
  6. 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
  7. Luke
    Apr 17, 2005
    9
    Classic 80's rock with the sexiness of disco and fastfood on it's bibliography: I love it.
  8. BenK
    Feb 17, 2006
    10
    This is as well crafted a debut as Television's Marquee Moon or Talking Head's '77.
  9. 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 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
    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 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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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.