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  • Summary: The 12th album for rock singer/actor Meat Loaf was produced by Paul Crook and features guest appearances by Chuck D, Lil John, Mark McGrath, John Rich, and Patti Russo.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Mar 22, 2012
    60
    If the songs don't quite deliver upon their promise, at least Crook's production and Meat Loaf's performance keep things interesting.
  2. Feb 24, 2012
    60
    Everything's as big, ludicrous and bombastic as ever, but with a vulnerability that is strangely touching.
  3. Mar 12, 2012
    50
    This painful exercise in manufactured soul-baring Is a genuinely grim proposition. [Apr 2012, p.82]
  4. 40
    Meat Loaf's latest, which covers much the same territory [as The Wall] but without any depth or desire to understand.
  5. 40
    His latest work, Hell in a Handbasket, however, takes the success of Teddy Bear and pushes it a few awful steps backward.
  6. Feb 24, 2012
    40
    Unconvincing and overbearing, it's like being ambushed by the cast of a Broadway rock musical.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    20
    It's "disappointing" only because it isn't dreadful in funnier, more interesting ways.

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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    4
    Latest Meat Loaf's album is simply overdone. Although the songs have their potential, it has been just wasted by for ex. too experimental vocal modulation. While the first, pathetic song "All Of Me" can tune positively, the rest of the material is just weak. And I'll not mention collaborations with rappers. Expand