Lions

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: May 8, 2001
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. The heart of Lions lies in the best ballads the band has ever waxed, such as the Led Zeppelin III-esque "Soul Singing" and the churning "Losing My Mind."
  2. Lions is indeed a truer expression of the Crowes' potential: adventurous songwriting ensconced in a blues- and funk-inspired swagger.
  3. 80
    Their latest, Lions, gets back to basics without going backward; the brothers Robinson are still ripping off the classics, sure, but they've expanded the history lesson from the Small Faces and Humble Pie to sharpening the attack with Zeppelinesque tricks and modern rock energy.
  4. Where the Robinson boys once seemed perpetually stuck in the butt-skankin', Faces-meets-Sticky Fingers pit, Lions draws more on communal southern boogie rock--slightly less on doofus monster guitar riffs. Not that Lions signals any reinvention, the Black Crowes are just masters at resaddling their one-trick pony.
  5. Deeply original? No. A rollicking, sing-along good time? Yes.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. AxeS.
    Mar 4, 2008
    7
    The Crowes continue their foray into alternative rock (three snakes part II). 'greasy grass river', 'losin my mind', and The Crowes continue their foray into alternative rock (three snakes part II). 'greasy grass river', 'losin my mind', and 'cosmic friend' rank among the band's best songs. the whole album has a psychedelic feel, due in part to the post-post modern album artwork. like most Crowes albums, though, there are a couple of clunkers on lions. Full Review »
  2. KenI
    May 3, 2007
    10
    Great album. More hard Rock than other Crowe's albums.
  3. tracey
    Jan 16, 2007
    10
    the fact that the Real listeners have rated it higher than the critics says it all!another classic,all i can say is WOW!i can't stop the fact that the Real listeners have rated it higher than the critics says it all!another classic,all i can say is WOW!i can't stop listening to it. Full Review »