Fool Metal Jack

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. Jul 3, 2013
    80
    Despite a few moments of inconsistency, Fool Metal Jack fares far better than most records from bands returning to form after decades of silence, and in its best moments highlights the brilliance of a group that never lost its unique voice.
  2. Under The Radar
    Jun 13, 2013
    70
    Sergio Dias's current Mutantes sound as vital as their forebears. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.97]
  3. The results on their 10th studio album are pleasingly baffling.
  4. May 22, 2013
    60
    Each song is well written and impeccably arranged but the album often bounces along from one style to another, sounding as though each song is paying tribute to various influences instead of combining them all to create a distinct sound of its own.
  5. May 3, 2013
    60
    The disc’s more subtle moments are also the sweeter ones, with just enough whimsy to honor the brand and earn this new crop of self-styled mutants their name.
  6. May 3, 2013
    60
    You may find yourself cringing along to these missteps, but the album also a pretty fair split between between good and bad.
  7. 40
    Where once they were on the cusp of the avant, breaking down walls through experimentation and sonic manipulation, with Fool Metal Jack, rather than come off as updated or even retro-fitted, they simply sound dated.
  8. May 3, 2013
    30
    Fool Metal Jack looks at modern America with kaleidoscope eyes, but it's more bad parody than pastiche.

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