Get The Picture - Smash Mouth
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Bay Area band finds them once again in light, summertime pop mode.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 80
    They're so straightforward, you can forget how crafty, even sly, Smash Mouth can get. [Sep 2003, p.129]
  2. Harwell may be the only rocker to sing worse than Ja Rule, but no matter -- his mates are experts in the art of the good-timey throwaway.
  3. It's hard to get excited about it, but just as difficult to dislike it.
  4. Perhaps the formula is wearing just a tad thin. Nevertheless, it's always foolish not to celebrate melody.
  5. 37 minutes of breezy melodies, throwaway lyrics, and solo-free arrangements. [8 Aug 2003, p.72]
  6. If nothing really catches hold as a song, there's still a lot of tuneful, appealing material here, and it functions well as a party album for those hot days of summer.
  7. Nauseatingly upbeat. [Oct 2003, p.138]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. HMW
    Mar 7, 2012
    This album is great, my favorite songs are You are my Number One, Fun, New Planet, and Looking For A Wall, but all the songs are good. Looking foward to their next album! Expand
  2. TR
    Oct 24, 2003
    Love it!
  3. bobf
    Aug 22, 2003
    An album full of great songs - as usual.
  4. AlexK
    Nov 23, 2003
    I have all of their cd's and I must say this is right up there with fush yu mang. All the songs are great, with a few exeptions. This cd has a few of smash mouth's best songs of all time. My two favorite songs are "Hang On", which is more of a rock song, and "Seventh Grade Dance" which really isn't about a Seventh Grade Dance. The only songs I don't think are great are the really poppy ones. "Whole Lotta Love" is just ok, and the worst song on the cd is their first release, "You Are My Number One." It didn't do that well, to nobodys suprise. I just don't think it is smash mouth's style, it's written by Neil Diamond after all. But I still give give this cd a 10 just because it has so many goods songs on it. Besides the two I mentioned, "Hot", "105", "Lost in Space", "Looking for a Wall", and even the more poppier "Fun" are all great songs. I really wish smash mouth would make more rockish songs like this on their next cd and lay off a little on the really poppy stuff. Expand
  5. ChristopherV
    Sep 15, 2003
    Some people criticize Smash Mouth for lacking substance and not progressing musically from one album to another. Perhaps they are right. However, the band doesn't attempt to save the world nor be trend-setters. The music is fun and "Get the Picture?" is actually one of their best cds. Expand
  6. RollyR
    Oct 23, 2003
    Most of the critics of Metacritic are snob and old. Please give them something to smoke for them to continue being objective and serious on the matter. Expand
  7. SteveRB
    Sep 30, 2003
    I read some pretty negative review of this CD and it makes me wonder -- what the critics are looking for?? I am a musician and fan -- and not a pre-teen (40 actually). I find this music most pleasing and the "fomulaic" approach employed by Greg Camp totally appropriate for the genre. THIS IS FUN MUSIC!! It's not going to wow intellectuals and music snobs, but it gets under your skin and each song is tight and comes with a nice hook. I got a chance to watch the band last year, it was a marvel to watch Greg Camp work his guitar -- he is a consumate musician. Thankfully there are enough people that enjoy their simple, good-times groove. I hope they keep producing their stuff, because I will keep buying it and sharing it with others! Expand