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  • Summary: Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, sings big-band standards plus a few songs written by American Dad composer Joel McNeely.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 10, 2012
    70
    An unexpected but endearing valentine to the 1940s and 50s.
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    60
    Sincerity marks a refreshing change of pace for MacFarlane, but it never transcends the gimmick of hearing the guy who created Family Guy sing like the Rat Pack.
  3. Aug 21, 2012
    60
    At its best it's a wonderful homage, at its worst it's a vanity project.
  4. Sep 26, 2011
    50
    MacFarlane and McNeely don't attempt to ape the pizzazz of Frank's Reprise years, nor do they spend much time with May's snazzy snap, they stick with Riddle and Jenkins, keeping things sentimental and lush even when the words crackle with wit.
  5. Sep 26, 2011
    40
    The result is alternately audacious and befuddling.
  6. Aug 24, 2012
    30
    This is an utterly pointless record with no artistic merit, creative spark or genuine ambition whatsoever.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 28, 2011
    10
    Macfarlane is truly a billion dollar man , a singer, an animator, an actor, a director, a man who does voice overs , and a man who created one of the greatest shows ever , and now has created the greatest album in 20 years. Expand