Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 22, 2013
    80
    Their third tribute set is exactingly detail-correct. [Dec 2013, p.90]
  2. Oct 10, 2013
    80
    It's a wonderful pop album and there's a genuinely delightful innocence here. [Nov 2013, p.69]
  3. Oct 1, 2013
    80
    While bubblegum’s reliance on the hook has afforded Collins the opportunity to write some of the catchiest songs of his career, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!’s strongest selling point is its extraordinary attention to detail.
  4. Sep 18, 2013
    80
    An amazing all-originals simulation, mostly of teeny-bop smashes by sundry Kasenetz-Katz-produced studio concoctions (plus the Archies) circa 1967-1970.
  5. Sep 18, 2013
    80
    As it is, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! works perfectly well both as a tribute to one of the most underrated musical styles ever, and as an album that's fun from beginning to end, Dirtbombs-style.
  6. 70
    Ooey was a bizarre concept that, with effort and care, became an effective reality.
  7. Sep 18, 2013
    60
    Allegedly a bubblegum record, in reality this is Collins’ take on psychedelic pop, with twinkling keyboards, polite guitars and a heretofore unimagined Collins croon that could charm the panties off a lesbian punk rocker.
  8. Oct 11, 2013
    57
    Ooey Gooey is a proof-of-concept album--yes, the Dirtbombs can Dirtbombify this ordinarily unscuzzy genre, too--rather than one that plays to the band's considerable strengths.
  9. Oct 23, 2013
    50
    No doubt these songs will come to life on stage, but on record, they land a bit flat.

There are no user reviews yet.