Hot Mess - Cobra Starship

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. We also love to party and this third effort from Cobra Starship screams ‘party’ right from blast off.
  2. Hot Mess is a complete success and shows that the band could possibly grow past the comedy and become something else entirely.
  3. If you don't finish this part record a hot mess, then you probably didn't have a good time.
  4. Only a music fan obsessed with the rules of authenticity and the requirements for lyrical profundity could find fault with the 11 odes to overload that make up Hot Mess.
  5. 70
    Hot Mess is flush with other stupid-smart highlights, including 'Pete Wentz Is the Only Reason We’re Famous.'
  6. Hot Mess has everything you hate to admit you love about Cobra Starship. [Sep 2009, p.104]
  7. 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.'
  8. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 12, 2012
    Hot Mess is one of Cobra Starship's better albums and contains great music for fans of their previous albums.
  2. Mar 23, 2012
    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 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. Full Review »
  3. Nov 4, 2011
    HOT MESS is one of Cobra Starship's best albums; it's fun, catchy and has heaps of songs that will just get stuck in your head. A fun and addicting album that never fails to enjoy it's listeners. Full Review »