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  • Summary: The Canadian band's third studio album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The disco-rock jitters come back soon enough with the next selection, 'Let Me In,' but there's no denying that the group's horizons have broadened. For every throwback Cure sound-alike, such as 'Give Up?,' there's a lush retort featuring the Abbey Road Orchestra-like 'Outta Heart.'
  2. Sure, we can still dance, sing along and tap our feet to anything Happiness Ltd. offers, but it’s the band’s mature tone and dive into gigantic Springsteen-like stadium rockers that set their latest release above any of their others.
  3. If Hot Hot Heat try a little too hard here, they still pile on infectious charm and solid songwriting until resistance seems futile.
  4. 60
    Hot Hot Heat have recently toned down a lot of their jerkier tendencies and are a lot less annoying for it. [Nov 2007, p.107]
  5. Happiness ultimately falls victim to a faintly generic feel. There’s nothing we haven’t heard before, so reserve the album for background music rather than close listening, and it shouldn’t disappoint.
  6. They've delivered their weakest set of songs to date. [Oct 2007, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. iieee
    Sep 19, 2007
    10
    I enjoyed it, awesome album! just buy it, it's like 9.99 everywhere!? well worth the 10 bones! great band, you will be happy with this I enjoyed it, awesome album! just buy it, it's like 9.99 everywhere!? well worth the 10 bones! great band, you will be happy with this album if you've liked the other two albums. Expand
  2. justinh
    Sep 15, 2007
    10
    Immaculate! Happiness Ltd. is far more mature and unique than anything out right now.
  3. JohnP.
    Sep 12, 2007
    9
    Clap your hands and move your feet to the amazing beat. Hot Hot Heat is back and better than before.
  4. AllanC.
    Sep 26, 2007
    9
    This album is good. It may not be Hot Hot Heat good but I think fans will enjoy this album. Vocals are roughly the same and I don't This album is good. It may not be Hot Hot Heat good but I think fans will enjoy this album. Vocals are roughly the same and I don't think it's justified that because they have changed sounds they should receive a bad grade despite this album being decent. Still very catchy stuff. Expand
  5. UPain
    Sep 14, 2007
    6
    Is the album good? Yes. Is it Hot Hot Heat good? No. They sound more like The Killers, than a band with a lead singer who jumps about the Is the album good? Yes. Is it Hot Hot Heat good? No. They sound more like The Killers, than a band with a lead singer who jumps about the lyrics at such a fun and fast pace that it is sometimes hard to understand what is being sung. Sadly, in this album I understand all the words. Expand
  6. Oligami
    Sep 11, 2007
    4
    Now they sound like any other MTV band...