• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2004
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Of all three albums to date, none seem to live up to their electrifying live performance. [#7]
  2. Takes things even further into 7-Eleven parking-lot bliss. [19 Aug 2004, p.120]
  3. With repetitive, though bizarrely catchy refrains of failed puppy love and crushes gone awry, Kiss and Tell markets itself to an audience that still borrows money from mom in order to purchase the release.
  4. Where the Donnas offer confident exhortations and definitive declarations, Kiss And Tell is dribbling with foggy contemplation and emotional explanation.
  5. 60
    Kiss & Tell, although superbly polished and instrumentally powerful, suffers from a claustrophobic sheen. [Aug 2004, p.99]
  6. What sounds great on paper feels like hollow tribute on closer inspection.
  7. Slick, well-constructed and mall-friendly.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. harrym
    Feb 16, 2006
    10
    brilliant punkpop
  2. lily
    May 12, 2005
    10
    one of my top 3 favourite cds of all time
  3. MattT
    Jan 7, 2005
    8
    Over polished (although I love many of the guitar tones), catchy, well written, and in some ways reminds me of Kiss' Unmasked and Motley Over polished (although I love many of the guitar tones), catchy, well written, and in some ways reminds me of Kiss' Unmasked and Motley Crue's Too Fast For Love. Is that heresy for an "indie band" ? Full Review »