Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Hurrah for all those who delight in confounding expectations, especially when the results are this unexpectedly, paradoxically delightful.
  2. 70
    A sparky and honest mess. [Mar 2005, p.94]
  3. A horrible, hysterical splurge of splenetic punk rock, processed beats and whimsical experimental chaos. Which is no bad thing. [5 Feb 2005, p.51]
  4. For all the sloganeering, Press the Spacebar never forgets that it's a dance album.
  5. Unfortunately, the band is not able to match their vitriol with memorable tunes.
  6. The trouble is, they've... stopped writing songs. Instead, there are collages of sound devoid of subtlety; colliding rhythms that make noise rather than sense.
  7. 30
    The Chicks sound as though they're running out of gas. [Mar 2005, p.118]
  8. Musically, it sucks. [Feb 2005, p.98]
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. alexf
    Jul 25, 2007
    8
    It was an okay album. I like Chicks on Speed and I always will.
  2. TimF
    Jun 14, 2006
    9
    Its never going to make sense with the chicks - its all about being unconventional and making a lot of noise - sometimes about nothing - but Its never going to make sense with the chicks - its all about being unconventional and making a lot of noise - sometimes about nothing - but hey - I love em and a lot of their music - this one perhaps not as good as previous ones. But hold onto yoru caps - they'll bounce back .... Full Review »
  3. JoostD
    May 26, 2005
    3
    Well... this hurts...