Plastic Fang

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Apr 9, 2002
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Mojo
    30
    A profoundly ordinary, deeply monotonous LP. [Apr 2002, p.100]
  2. Perhaps the Blues Explosion is aware of the garage revival, and looking to claim some kind of Neil Young-esque patriarchal crown. If so, the dozen tracks of Plastic Fang fail miserably, giving off the appearance of a 35 year-old accountant hanging around the old frat house on Homecoming weekend.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. E.Rock
    Aug 9, 2002
    8
    The whole about the JSBX is that they always zig when you think they're gonna zag. I think if you like them for their ideas, then The whole about the JSBX is that they always zig when you think they're gonna zag. I think if you like them for their ideas, then you'll like this album, but if you're hung up on the aesthetics of one particular alb (most nerd/critics still wish they keep making Extra Width over and over again), then you're not getting what you want. If that's the case, you should only buy AC/DC albums. They always make the same albums, and you can love them for that, but the JSBX ain't no AC/DC. Full Review »
  2. BenD.
    May 2, 2002
    8
    I'm amazed at all the negative reactions to this album! This is one of JSBX best! Still as raw, funky and widly inventive as ever! The I'm amazed at all the negative reactions to this album! This is one of JSBX best! Still as raw, funky and widly inventive as ever! The production is superb and the songs as mad as ever! Full Review »