Hefty Fine

  • Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Hefty Fine finds the Bloodhound Gang in a Catch-22 -- they've never wanted to be anything other than a dumb, silly hard rock band, but their shtick is getting tired, yet they're trapped by the confines of what they want to be.
  2. Hefty Fine proves only marginally more welcome than a Jerky Boys reunion.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 133 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 81
  2. Negative: 25 out of 81
  1. JohnF.
    Feb 7, 2009
    5
    Hefty Fine stands as a great disappointment. Although it features great songs and genius lyrics, there are only nine songs on it. Especially Hefty Fine stands as a great disappointment. Although it features great songs and genius lyrics, there are only nine songs on it. Especially when the Bloodhound Gang announced that they had 4-5 songs which could have been recorded on to the album. Full Review »
  2. HerschelR
    Dec 8, 2005
    3
    Prior to this album, The Bloodhound Gang had occupied a pretty unique niche in humor. Now that pop culture has been stripmined of its Prior to this album, The Bloodhound Gang had occupied a pretty unique niche in humor. Now that pop culture has been stripmined of its nostalgia by VH1 "I Love the X0s" shows, and been subjected to the superior musings of TV shows like Family Guy, Jimmy Pop may have - like a man with superglue in his urethra - needed to try a bit harder on this release. Sonically, the songs are overproduced ProTools slop and are totally unremarkable in terms of musicianship: a quality which spans their whole back catalog, of course, but is always eclipsed by the high-quality humor content. This album, however, presents itself in a different way: the guys seem to be trying to legitimize their 30-something music careers by turning down the "silly" and cranking up the bravado and misogyny on a handful of their new tracks - even more so than on "Hooray for Boobies". As a result of this, and also including the not-worth-mentioning filler tracks, there is such a dearth of good material on this album that it feels like an EP, packaged at full-length prices. BHG fans want one-liners to share with their friends, not FrootyLoops techno a decade too late to be impressive, or a relevant parody of itself. You know, a decade ago, if the Bloodhound Gang wrote a song entitled "Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss", it would have been about a mentally retarded guy trying to say "And this, and this, and this" when he's choosing shiny keys to stare at, not about drum kicks and hi-hat claps. As a fan since "One Fierce Beer Coaster", it's difficult to see any of the qualities in the new Bloodhound Gang release that endeared them to me in the first place. Yes, the song "Ralph Wiggum" is alright, but "alright" is not acceptable from a band that sees zero competition in its genre. These guys are the only luge team in the Special Olympics, and they even botched that. Perhaps Jimmy Pop will use the next half-decade to refine and update his ebbing wit. These years of groupie-groping seem to have dulled his perspective. With this release, it seems as though he's going to have to take a necessary, if not willing, sabbatical from both. And he should also check the fiber in his diet. Full Review »
  3. Dec 29, 2015
    9
    Hefty Fine is an all around excellent album, mixing rock, pop, techno, in incrfedible fashion. Jimmy Pops lyrics are always grimy it's apartHefty Fine is an all around excellent album, mixing rock, pop, techno, in incrfedible fashion. Jimmy Pops lyrics are always grimy it's apart of the appeal. Short albeit great! Full Review »