Hot Mess

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third album for the rock band features Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester on one track.

Top Track

Good Girls Go Bad
I'll make them good girls go bad I'll make them good girls go Good girls go (good girls go) I know your type Yeah daddy's little girl Just take a... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Hot Mess is a complete success and shows that the band could possibly grow past the comedy and become something else entirely.
  2. We also love to party and this third effort from Cobra Starship screams ‘party’ right from blast off.
  3. If you don't finish this part record a hot mess, then you probably didn't have a good time.
  4. Alternative Press
    70
    Hot Mess has everything you hate to admit you love about Cobra Starship. [Sep 2009, p.104]
  5. 70
    Hot Mess is flush with other stupid-smart highlights, including 'Pete Wentz Is the Only Reason We’re Famous.'
  6. Sometimes the former Midtown singer's snark falls flat, as with the title 'Pete Wentz Is the Only Reason We're Famous' or the part where the singer brags about his ass. But Saporta does have some pop gifts, apparent on the disco 'Living in the Sky With Diamonds.'
  7. There’s only so much nudge-nudge, wink-wink you can take before you want to shove a sock in the dude’s mouth. On the bright side, they stand a good chance of scoring a few top-40 hits with this dreck.

See all 8 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. amandas
    Aug 11, 2009
    10
    Fun CD! I would say its a must have; it has something to satisfy everybody!
  2. [Anonymous]
    Aug 13, 2009
    8
    It lacks the over bearing cockiness of Cobra's second album, but it has an ability to grow on you.
  3. Dec 2, 2016
    7
    Hot Mess is a fun album with catchy tunes and hooks, however it is lyrically lacking and a little uneven. Despite its flaws, this album isHot Mess is a fun album with catchy tunes and hooks, however it is lyrically lacking and a little uneven. Despite its flaws, this album is disposable entertainment. Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2012
    7
    Due to the number of plays "Good Girls Go Bad" had, I was shocked to hear Hot Mess sound anything like pop-rock. I expected nothing but anDue to the number of plays "Good Girls Go Bad" had, I was shocked to hear Hot Mess sound anything like pop-rock. I expected nothing but an ego-trip and found that Hot Mess is a solid and somehow modest album for the most part. Each song takes on it's own direction and has plenty of fun, yet at an artistic pace. I wouldn't say Hot Mess is Cobra Starship's best album, but I will say that it is their safest and most balanced album yet. Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2016
    7
    Being one of the strongest albums in their discography, Hot Mess proves to be relatively entertaining despite having corny and cheesy lyricsBeing one of the strongest albums in their discography, Hot Mess proves to be relatively entertaining despite having corny and cheesy lyrics here and there. Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2016
    7
    As someone who liked Cobra Starship when I was younger, I thought Hot Mess was one of their best albums; providing the catchy and fun tunesAs someone who liked Cobra Starship when I was younger, I thought Hot Mess was one of their best albums; providing the catchy and fun tunes that I had come to expect from the band. Looking back on the album, the lyrics are definitely a little cheesy and corny, and the production a little uneven. Despite flaws, Hot Mess remains one of Cobra Starship's stronger albums, fulfilling the fun nature seen in previous works. Expand
  7. JoshM.
    Aug 16, 2009
    2
    How does this piece of crap have a metacritic page and Thrice's "Beggars" - album of the YEAR by FAR isn't reviewed ANYWHERE.