Simple Plan - Simple Plan
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. The release does establish Simple Plan as on e of the most consistent acts making music today. [Feb 2008, p.109]
  2. Simple Plan is a shameless little heatseeker, which isn't much of a musical problem. Provided you're after a good time, several cuts make excellent use of keyboard bleeps and drum-machine beats.
  3. Simple Plan's plan--to get you bouncing, bobbing, and otherwise grooving--is still simple. And like all uncomplicated strategies, it's still remarkably effective.
  4. The whining hasn't let up (see 'No Love' and 'Generation'), but the fun hasn't either. Credit the producers.
  5. The group's third full-length album, the simply titled Simple Plan, offers glimpses of something more, but invariably falls into to the same old pattern.
  6. All things considered, this Plan to update their sound winds up being too Simple.
  7. 40
    Album three aims for maturity, but the results are stunted.
  8. Simple Plan continue to plough forwards wuth a punk template of such box-ticking efficiency that they at times resemble automatons. [Mar 2008, p.111]
  9. There are some decent pop moments: 'When I'm Gone' is a seize-the-day anthem with a cathartic refrain. But most songs, like the angry barnburner 'The End,' are barely distinguishable from a dozen or so other Warped Tour bands.
  10. 40
    Like Good Charlotte and Fall Out Boy before them, these multiplantinum Canadian heartthrobs have finally covered up their pop-punk roots completely, on their fourth album. [Feb 2008, p.99]
  11. Think Lavigne's "Girlfriend" without the hooks, but with a discernable degree of emo introspection.
  12. This isn’t music so much as it is economic exploitation of a demographic.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. SimonB
    May 13, 2008
    4
    I got to listen to the album personally. I expected to be blown away from how much it'd suck and be the repetitive drenching pop the I got to listen to the album personally. I expected to be blown away from how much it'd suck and be the repetitive drenching pop the latter ones were. Instead, I actually saw some form of change in the band. A few songs were good, the others took the whole basis of the singer's self-worth over anyone else. "Why is everybody complaining?" cries Pierre in just about every single song, like he's not part of the problems surrounding him. And please don't tell me the album's good because "they made it to be this way", because I'll just tell you you've become a fanboy or fangirl of a generic pop culture. Good SOUND doesn't make good music. Simple Plan's still a teen girl band for girls who need attention their parents clearly don't. Full Review »
  2. FEROZ
    May 3, 2008
    9
    its a gr8 album. They rock as usual. I don't understand what makes them give it a score of 51. it deserves above 89.
  3. BarryC.
    Apr 9, 2008
    3
    An album for the sake of an album. A new attempt at some strange shell of a once great genre called punk. The album is completely An album for the sake of an album. A new attempt at some strange shell of a once great genre called punk. The album is completely uninteresting, and downright mind-numbing at times. Full Review »