• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2000
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. A rousing, driving smack in the face of all things pop, punk, and hard rock.
  2. 70
    The collection of songs on Horrorscope is a rollicking batch of hooky tunes
  3. 70
    Horrorscope is just like its predecessor, only more so: Better, smarter, faster, and angstier than Eve 6, it's an utterly delightful pop-punk kerfluffle.
  4. The band's music and lyrics often still sound labored
  5. It's another conventional rock record, thrashing guitar hooks and throbbing bass lines are in place, but frontman Max Collins has lyrically improved.
  6. Sometimes reminiscent of classic English prog-rockers the Moody Blues and the correlating Electric Light Orchestra (as in "Rescue" and "Girl Eyes"), Eve 6 mostly sounds like a safer version of their numeric brethren Third Eye Blind, Blink 182 and even matchbox twenty
  7. If you fish around a bit, you'll find several good ideas here, some of which may have worked better in different hands.
  8. It's an almost perfectly consistent follow-up to the band's successful 1998 debut - perhaps a tad too consistent.
  9. 20
    But it's not Eve 6's purely commercial aspirations that makes them so horrid...
  10. Horrorscope is glossy, artless, proficient, and dull enough to be easily tuned out...
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Sep 18, 2013
    7
    Not my favorite album by Eve 6, but still a very commendable effort with a couple of duds but mostly with fine songs that have greatNot my favorite album by Eve 6, but still a very commendable effort with a couple of duds but mostly with fine songs that have great repeatable quality. Full Review »
  2. ChrisC...squared,Iguess
    Jun 25, 2005
    8
    I used to think that Eve 6 was a good band, and still do. True, they are not earthshattering innovators but have mastered the Top 40 hook and I used to think that Eve 6 was a good band, and still do. True, they are not earthshattering innovators but have mastered the Top 40 hook and work well within their paramenters. Horrorscope is still their best album, and Max Collins is one of the most phenomenal lyricists out there. Few can twist out a clever turn of phrase ("got screwed by the horse he rode in on; riding high on his whims had only gotten him down") like he can without it sounding forced. No on will be talking about them in 20 years, but that doesn't mean they are without their strengths. Full Review »
  3. daveb
    Jun 14, 2005
    8
    I like the album. It's not gonna win any grammy's or insure eve 6 a place in the rock n roll hall of fame. However, the songs are I like the album. It's not gonna win any grammy's or insure eve 6 a place in the rock n roll hall of fame. However, the songs are almost all catchy and a couple are very good. Don't we all like a popcorn movie once in a while? This is a popcorn album. Not everyone can be radiohead or u2 as not every movie is citizen kane or lord of the rings. Go buy the album, you won't be disappointed unless your one of this righteous poser, who pretend unless it's high art it's not worthy of their time. Good toe tappin tunes! Full Review »