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  • Summary: The metal band's first studio album since 2000's "New Tattoo" includes the album title song, which is available for use in the game Rock Band.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Whatever the future holds for Mötley Crüe proper, Saints of Los Angeles is the band’s first album together since 1997’s "Generation Swine," and a far superior effort at that.
  2. Lyrically and musically, the album is not a big departure from the band's classic sound, with all 13 tracks telling a glam-rock story of tattoos, drugs and strippers.
  3. While not every song is a winner, the title track and sleaze anthem 'This Ain't a Love Song' are standouts.
  4. While Saints Of Los Angeles is occasionally stunning, as is consistent with Sixx’s recent return to form, it often sounds too much like something Nikki Sixx would expect Crüe fans to like, rather than the top-class rock n’ roll he’s time-and-time-again proven himself capable of making.
  5. The Crüe have managed to serve up another satisfying platter of ass-jiggling drag race rock for the NASCAR set and beyond with Saints of Los Angeles.
  6. 40
    Their resolutely adolescent outlook is set to the usual thunderous drums, fiddly-widdly guitars and fist-pumping choruses, though none possessing the magnificent dumb charm of '89's 'Kickstart My Heart.' [Oct 2008, p.101]
  7. For Mötley Crüe, every new record is a Faustian deal: their former glory as 80s hair-metal badasses in exchange for sustained economic success in a diminished, lame-ified state.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. ScottW.
    Jun 30, 2008
    Best album of the year so far. Best Crue since Dr. Feelgood.
  2. LisaT.
    Jun 28, 2008
    This album is absolutely great. I have listened to it over and over and there isn't one song I don't like. I'll take it anyday over the crap that's on the radio now. Who else can make you want to quit your job and kick someone's a-- at the same time? Go Crue! Expand
  3. JoelC.
    Jul 9, 2008
    Best, Pure Dirty Rock N Roll album recorded since.......I don't even fuckin know!!! Every song is an anthem, I personally don't think you HAVE to be a fan to realte to this album. You could be anyone, Mick's riffs made the album, Tommy's energy, Sixx's beast of a Bass and Vince's Jagermeister Vocals combined make a hell of an album everytime. This time though, Rock N Roll needed it. Modern sound with a classic Motley Crue feel. 10/10 from me. Thanks Guys. Expand
  4. GregJ.
    Jun 25, 2008
    Not their best, but pretty damn good album. A good album to follow up The Dirt!
  5. BradP
    Jul 18, 2008
    I would have never believed the Crue would come out with a release like this. It is just amazing. I have been a Crue fan since Too Fast For Love. I agree that the guitar lacks the sound of the early Crue, but I actually like it better. You know it's Crue when Vince gets going. It is fantastic, and my favorite Crue yet. Expand
  6. Scott
    Jul 7, 2008
    The more i listen the more it has really grown on me.A good time NO OUTSIDE WRITERS!! It does have its classic moments and energy.Solos could be louder and longer.Overall a strong 8.The funny thing is this does kick the asses of most of the "current " bands i listen too.Thank god for the crue STILL carrying the rock torch.Stand out tracks SOLA,"Welcome to the machine",Going out swinging". But "Down at the whiskey" is a classic. Expand
  7. PipRock
    Jun 26, 2008
    Motley crue is my favorite band. this is not motley crue. i can't hear the gutars, and nothing of it speaks motley crue. it sounds like someone else wrote the guitar parts, cause it sure as hell doesn't sound like mick. i know the crue when i hear it. disappointed fan here. Expand

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