• Record Label: 3CG
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2010
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Craftsmen that they are, Hanson are sharp enough to keep things tight, the songs and the album itself never lasting any longer than necessary, but the music itself is too finely honed.
  2. Most white guys who aim for Ray Charles end up like the Blues Brothers, but on effusive tracks like "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'," Tulsa's favorite siblings simply sound liberated.
  3. Uptempo jams like ''Waiting for This'' shimmer with top-shelf songcraft; Motown vet Bob Babbitt even sits in on bass. But sometimes you wish these whiz kids would act their age.
  4. Other than the trio's weakness for trite turns of phrase, the major flaw on Shout It Out is its spit-polished production....What's encouraging about the record, though, is that Hanson's instincts are more or less on point.
  5. Aside from the trio's penchant for maudlin and borderline campy lyrics, there's little about Shout it Out that isn't infectious.
  6. Shout It Out is a fun listen that beams with genuine talent and creative artistry.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Dec 27, 2010
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    While "shout It Out is the eighth studio album and fifteenth overall released by American pop group Hanson" [Wikipedia] you only have to takeWhile "shout It Out is the eighth studio album and fifteenth overall released by American pop group Hanson" [Wikipedia] you only have to take a very fast look at the cover art to know that it is a very low quality product; still, listen at it under the risk of wasting time and, at least, get seriously uncomfortable. After reading this, don't say I didn't warn you. Full Review »