Simple Plan

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Feb 12, 2008
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 54
  2. Negative: 13 out of 54

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  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 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 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. Expand
  2. Nahid
    Mar 27, 2008
    4
    I have been a devoted fan of sp since i came accross their first album. It saddens me to say their music has deteroited to nothing but artificially manufactured noise in this album. In my opiniom its their weakest effort to date.
  3. SteveM
    Feb 15, 2008
    6
    It is Simple Plan going pop, which provides some catchy moments. But musically, talent-wise? It is still Simple Plan. And that means endless cliches and overused phrases for lyrics...but isn't that what this entire genre has become? Personally, I enjoyed the album but I also am aware that it is only because I have listened to Simple Plan from the start, and have developed a taste for It is Simple Plan going pop, which provides some catchy moments. But musically, talent-wise? It is still Simple Plan. And that means endless cliches and overused phrases for lyrics...but isn't that what this entire genre has become? Personally, I enjoyed the album but I also am aware that it is only because I have listened to Simple Plan from the start, and have developed a taste for them. Plus, it is a far cry from their previous album "Still Not Getting Any". I wouldn't necessarily expect others to see the good in them, especially if this is the first Simple Plan CD they've heard. Expand
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 whining hasn't let up (see 'No Love' and 'Generation'), but the fun hasn't either. Credit the producers.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    The release does establish Simple Plan as on e of the most consistent acts making music today. [Feb 2008, p.109]
  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.