Smash Mouth

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  • Summary: This self-titled effort is the California band's third album.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Smash Mouth keep getting better and better. [7 Dec 2001, p.104]
  2. 70
    More eclectic than its predecessors, this self-titled CD finds the group spiking its feel-good melodies and crunchy guitar pop with interesting stylistic detours, and even smatterings of emotional depth.
  3. With so much soundtrack and jingle work to be done, who can really blame these marketing all-stars for playing to their past successes?
  4. As always, Smash Mouth is all but impossible to hate, offsetting its bald-faced mercenary intentions with a refreshing lack of pretension.
  5. Blender
    60
    Even though there's nothing new, the album offers enough in the way of big-beat guitar and sing-along choruses to keep Smash Mouth on the charts for another two years. [#4, p.123]
  6. Spin
    60
    Cool people probably think this sort of utilitarian grab bag dumbs down Beck-like eclecticism. But maybe it didn't take such a genius to come up with it in the first place. [Jan 2001, p.109]
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Jun 15, 2015
    10
    This album has the greatest song in existence: All-Star. Why is All-Star so good, you may be asking? Well, the answer is rather simple: ShrekThis album has the greatest song in existence: All-Star. Why is All-Star so good, you may be asking? Well, the answer is rather simple: Shrek is love, Shrek is life. Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2016
    10
    This album is the true definition of music, people say that music has died and that is because there are no artists that have the god-likeThis album is the true definition of music, people say that music has died and that is because there are no artists that have the god-like vocals of the Steve Harwell. Every track is an unforgettable hit and when you listen to this excellent display of true music, you will become a believer, just like I did, when I saw her face. With this divine display of vocals you will become enraptured by the angelic lyrics that you will encounter when you listen to this album. In fact, this album is so good it cannot be called an al"bum", but rather it should be called and al"very wealthy upper class white man who runs a very successful steel manufacturing business." Expand

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