God Says No - Monster Magnet

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. God Says No brings the New Jersey quintet into the millennium with the same sharp approach of their other four records--it's loud, it's brash.
  2. Here's music tailor-made for cruising down the road with the wind blowing through your mullet.
  3. 80
    Less hook-a-minute than its predecessor, 1998's Powertrip, but with a more heavily articulated wallop. [Jun/Jul 2001, p.114]
  4. Arguably the band's most diverse set yet, and certainly their mellowest.... In the end, some may be disappointed by God Says No's all-around sense of restraint, but open-minded fans will have to acknowledge Wyndorf's courageous insistence on breaking new ground with his continually inspired songwriting.
  5. God Says No maintains the attributes of its predecessor but also delves deeper into the groove-y psychedelia that's also part of the band's makeup.
  6. The band's signature brown-acid hysteria shares time with suspensefuly muted click tracks, adding an element of noir to a world view that was plenty black to begin with. [13 Apr 2001, p.76]
  7. 70
    On God Says No, Monster Magnet sounds more simply like a cross between Soundgarden and any of a dozen longhaired stoner rock bands.
  8. In contrast to the relatively concise muscle car that was Powertrip, Magnet's 1998 commercial breakthrough, God Says No luxuriates in a decadent psych-rock whirlpool, improbably bridging the chasm between the Music Machine and Nine Inch Nails.
  9. Another appealing throwback to the best in '70s hard rock.
  10. God Says No is the sound of a band heading toward the charts, full-speed.... This is a disappointing record for longitme fans; maybe new ears will dig it. [#153, p.81]
  11. A 12-song mess that veers unsteadily between the fuzztone freak-outs of his original concept and panicked-sounding rewrites of older Monster Magnet material.
  12. The new Monster Magnet album is kinda crappy, and they'd better check themselves before they quite irrevocably wreck themselves.

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