Morningwood - Morningwood
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. As brainless butt-shaking goes, it's still a pretty good ride. [20 Jan 2006, p.71]
  2. It's hard to take the band too seriously, but the songs are debaucherous fun. [14 Jan 2006]
  3. The music on the group's debut album... feels as if it was inspired by awkward adolescent feel-up LPs by the likes of Pat Benatar and Cheap Trick.
  4. 67
    Their gutsy spirit, while not "soul" exactly, does allow the band to dodge flippant dismissals of poseurhood. [Jan 2005, p.90]
  5. By the end of the album, all the candy-coated excess might leave you feeling a little like Courtney Love after a heavy night.
  6. Granted, this stuff is far from cutting edge, but the album, produced by Gil Norton... has enough polish to make even the duller moments glint just a bit.
  7. Morningwood still feels like calculated fluff, even if it's calculated fluff that's mildly fun.
  8. Calculated space-age power rock.
  9. Sure, Morningwood is trashy, enjoyable, and utterly insignificant entertainment, but so is shotgunning a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
  10. Instead of offering playful, engaging pop music, we get new wave retreads and a couple of rock journeymen and the whole thing comes off like an overgrown episode of MTV's "Making the Band".
  11. Morningwood does a great job at imitating, and they have spirit. But their spirit does not translate well to good listening, nor does it provoke the underwear-dancing and air guitar it hopes to achieve.
  12. Sounds like a band mashing all the current trends and ending up with nothing.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    1
    Very bad. Only redeemable tracks are "Nth Degree" "Jetsetter" and "Televisor". After that, this album gets boring, bland, and very blah. Not worth buying or downloading. Save your time on this one. Full Review »
  2. driffynow75
    Dec 18, 2006
    10
    morning wood band / good sound of record. the album Nth degree i llove it. cool !!!++
  3. hknewbie
    Dec 17, 2006
    9
    not bad at all. highly listenable, catchy, and something about the singer's voice is dead-on.