Sonic Boom

User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 43
  2. Negative: 6 out of 43

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  1. Jun 9, 2011
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    This album was hyped (by the band itself) as being the best album they have done in the last 30 years. In my opinion this is, by far, the worst album in their entire catalog. I rarely write a negative review but this one is so bad I think it's warranted.
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    3
    Sonic Boom is extremely dissapointing. Gene Simmons' songs are usually weak. He's done it again. I've enjoyed Modern Day Delilah, All For the Glory and Say Yeah, but the rest of the album is weak. It's awful, but they've done worst (Music From the Elder; Animalize; Asylum; etc.). I think Destroyer is their only awesome album, from top to bottom. Sonic Boom is far from being close to Destroyer.
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Of course, substance is in the eye of the beholder, and the lyrics don’t much stray from Kiss standbys such as partying, sex and, naturally, rock ’n’ roll. The results are appropriately direct and unambiguous.
  2. This Walmart-only three-disc set--which includes a CD of rerecorded hits and a live DVD--should remind Hall of Fame voters that the recent nominees deserve consideration for far more than just Simmons' fire-breathing abilities.
  3. The 11 new songs, Kiss' first since 1998's "Psycho Circus," hardly deviate from the band's time-proven formula.