Happy In Galoshes - Scott Weiland

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Happy in Galoshes isn't quite as textured or bright as "12 Bar Blues"--the smaller budget is evident in its muted colors as well as Weiland's sleepy delivery--but it has the same emphasis on churning psychedelia and clomping glam.
  2. His latest is two discs and all over the highway, from the solid rock of "Missin' Cleveland" to the banjo-glam ballad 'Tango With Your Mind' to the bossa-nova glide of 'Killing Me Sweetly.'
  3. While the debut showed him eager to step outside the confines of STP, he essentially has nothing to prove here, and as a result, it's a casual-sounding record.
  4. 60
    The singer's second solo album is far removed from VR's ass-kicking hard rock. [Feb 2009, p.108]
  5. 60
    Here Scott Weiland lets off steam in grand style. [Feb 2009, p.101]
  6. Galoshes largely succeeds as a document of a delinquent soul finally coming to terms with his own past. [Feb 2009, p.119]
  7. 60
    With intervention from the boys of No Doubt and production help from Steve Albini, this sprawling album earns a fair hearing.
  8. STP singer on the solo comeback trail.
  9. Happy in Galoshes is a fresh start for a rock star who began his career derided as a lightweight, but who is slowly gaining respect and credibility both in hindsight and looking forward.
  10. 50
    Mood enhancers like 'Blind Confusion' and 'Blister on My Soul' set tart melodies to a guitar punch that compensates for a shortage of coherent content. But from there, things slow down and bloat up.
  11. Sticky melodies crop up here and there, but they're badly outnumbered by turgid power ballads and indulgent experiments.
  12. What he winds up with is an unfocused yet sonically balanced mess.
  13. It might be one of the year's worst albums, an underwritten, overarranged mess of factory-floor guitar fuzz, go-nowhere vocal melodies, limp electronic beats, and lyrical clunkers.

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