Fly Or Die

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2004
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. They sound like they sincerely believe the greatest thing that ever happened to rock & roll is Sammy Hagar's solo career.
  2. Blender
    60
    A strange brew. [May 2004, p.128]
  3. No disaster, but no triumph either, Fly or Die seems unlikely to break N*E*R*D to the audience they so evidently crave.
  4. Spin
    58
    In their eagerness to show off the range of their toolbox, they stumble. [May 2004, p.101]
  5. The album dies far more often than it flies, mistaking a crazy-quilt musical approach for creativity, and wrongly miscalculating the strengths of its anemic vocalist.
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    It's often fascinating only in the details. [May 2004, p.110]
  7. Listening casually is OK, as you can get by the annoying Pharrell and enjoy some of the silly retro groves. But pay any degree of actual attention and there are problems.
  8. Fly or Die gives you the sense that the Neptunes were trying extra hard to counter their success as pop producers by making a "weird" rock album. Instead of breaking new ground, they've only undermined themselves.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. annaj
    Apr 19, 2006
    10
    verry good
  2. RayW
    Aug 16, 2005
    2
    Well Since you guys like Rock so much then why don't you make all rock music instead of being in rap video's fags and don't Well Since you guys like Rock so much then why don't you make all rock music instead of being in rap video's fags and don't have gold teeth if your a rocker Full Review »
  3. AndrewW
    Dec 27, 2004
    7
    Catchy poppy hip-hop that is generally hit or miss between songs. This album definitely does not carry with it any deeper message but blasts Catchy poppy hip-hop that is generally hit or miss between songs. This album definitely does not carry with it any deeper message but blasts you with riffs and bouncy beats to divert you from this notion. A solid party album! Full Review »