Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Q Magazine
    80
    Shaka Rock avoids critical flak, however, by harnessing their Stones-age rock with a groovy undercarriage. [Oct 2009, p.114]
  2. Shaka Rock may not expand Jet's range, but its high-energy guitar assaults should impress modern rock audiences.
  3. 60
    There’s plenty of groan-inducing lyrical inanity, and one can only assume the reggae-rock abomination 'Beat on Repeat' was a misguided effort to branch out. Sometimes the middle of the road is the proper path.
  4. The rest of the album is solid but less immediate.
  5. By and large, Shaka Rock is an unmistakable and confident move toward respectability for Jet. But it does make you wonder why it's so rough for a band to be young, dumb and full of bad come-ons.
  6. Shaka Rock squanders the promise Jet showed on their previous work, and even if they soldier on and release another ten albums, this feels like the end of the road for them.
  7. They're back with another dull slog through the AC/DC catalog.
  8. Uncut
    40
    Jet's third album has the Guns N' Roses references to the fore, but is worryingly lacking in pizzazz. [Aug 2009, p.94]
  9. Mojo
    40
    Surely the key to echoing some of rock's key ancestral voices is having songs strong enough to stand on their own. Shaka Rock simply doesn't have them. [Oct 2009, p.106]
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 38
  2. Negative: 14 out of 38
  1. Jun 6, 2013
    8
    Poor rhymes in a few songs is made up by the great tracks of She's a Genius, Black Hearts On Fire, Walk, Seventeen, and Goodbye Hollywood.Poor rhymes in a few songs is made up by the great tracks of She's a Genius, Black Hearts On Fire, Walk, Seventeen, and Goodbye Hollywood. Along with mediocre tracks such as La Di Da and K.I.A Full Review »
  2. DamoD.
    Sep 25, 2009
    7
    This is a great rock n roll record. Really upbeat, cool choruses and big fat hooks. Great party record. Jet just get hammered by critics, This is a great rock n roll record. Really upbeat, cool choruses and big fat hooks. Great party record. Jet just get hammered by critics, they don't even give them a chance. As Bronson W says lighten up not every rock n roll record is out to change the modern face of rock music!. Full Review »
  3. RobH
    Sep 21, 2009
    1
    Horrible. What's with the 80's disco influence throughout this disc?? Reminds me of the horrible third release from The Knack. Terrible.