Sonic Boom

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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 42
  2. Negative: 6 out of 42

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  1. Aug 16, 2010
    10
    Yeah ... say what you want. But who would you rather be? You or GENE SIMMONS?

    Even being Peter Criss is better than being you. After all these years THEY ROCK!
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    This álbum is great R U Nuts? I can't possibly thing a 2009 Kiss álbum sounding any better than this, they also included a re-recorded classics álbum that sound even better than the originals on a loud, modern system. Pure gold!
  3. Aug 18, 2011
    8
    Sonic Boom is a Big Comeback Album for KISS and it sounds alot like thier eariler Albums from Early in thier Carrer i think this is a Must Hear Album and it definatly will Satisfy The Older Generation of Kiss Fans and The Newer. With Good Songs Like When Lightning Strikes, Hot and Cold, and All For The Glory this makes the Album Complete and it Sounds Great. I Am Proud to Announce KISS is Back!
  4. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    Sonic Boom is not something new. Is pure Rock. And it works, because its songs are awesome. Not the best Kiss album, obviously, but yes one of the most important ones. Songs that perfectly work, with great riffs and voice-lines, with a classic and both modern sound on the guitars, that makes you feel like if you were at the 70's at the same time you're listen to a 2000's album. There areSonic Boom is not something new. Is pure Rock. And it works, because its songs are awesome. Not the best Kiss album, obviously, but yes one of the most important ones. Songs that perfectly work, with great riffs and voice-lines, with a classic and both modern sound on the guitars, that makes you feel like if you were at the 70's at the same time you're listen to a 2000's album. There are songs that are, in my opinion, better that other ones at the album, but the definitive result is that this is a recent masterpiece, how Rock have to be done. You don't need something really difficult, only two guitars, a bass, drums, and a great talent of compose direct songs, with this spirit and melody that you can't describe how but it catch you. The same history, but that it still really works, like AC/DC, or Classic Hard Rock bands. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2012
    8
    Honestly I admit that I expected something worse from Sonic Boom. Usually bands which haven't released anything for years and decide to try again can't go back to the "golden years" (Guns N Roses, Van Halen), but this album is very good. Songs like Modern Day Delilah and Say Yeah are exactly what I want from KISS.
  6. Jan 15, 2015
    9
    I'm An Animal. É a única ruim do disco na verdade ela é péssima,mas ainda bem que só é ela que ruim então claro que uma música não compromete o álbum inteiro.
    Agora vamos parar de falar da parte ruim,e vamos falar da boa bem, o resto,as 10 músicas são a parte boa,Excelente Álbum!!!,Kiss ressurge depois de 11 anos com um novo álbum Sonic Boom o primeiro desde Psycho Circus 1998,e chega com
    I'm An Animal. É a única ruim do disco na verdade ela é péssima,mas ainda bem que só é ela que ruim então claro que uma música não compromete o álbum inteiro.
    Agora vamos parar de falar da parte ruim,e vamos falar da boa bem, o resto,as 10 músicas são a parte boa,Excelente Álbum!!!,Kiss ressurge depois de 11 anos com um novo álbum Sonic Boom o primeiro desde Psycho Circus 1998,e chega com tudo.
    Top 5 Sonic Boom 2009
    1-Say Yeah
    2-Stand
    3-Modern Day Delilah
    4-All For The Glory
    5-Never Enough
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  7. Dec 23, 2013
    9
    This is one of the strongest album Kiss has released since their 1992 ,'Revenge',

    The songs on this album are held together nicely and it is musically very strong. This album has the heavy moments of Creatures of the Night and Revenge. It also contains the cowbell 70's music of their debut album and later albums and also has many new and interesting songs that many have heard before.
    This is one of the strongest album Kiss has released since their 1992 ,'Revenge',

    The songs on this album are held together nicely and it is musically very strong. This album has the heavy moments of Creatures of the Night and Revenge. It also contains the cowbell 70's music of their debut album and later albums and also has many new and interesting songs that many have heard before. The second disc named ,'Kiss Klassics' has strong re-records of their old classics and and have a tight and strong new sound that is one of a kind!

    They can still do it after 40 years!
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  8. Jul 13, 2015
    9
    6 imbecis ;;;;;;;;;;..............................................................................................................................................
  9. Oct 21, 2015
    9
    Infelizmente só não leva um 10 pela porcaria chamada I'm an Animal Gene Simmons sempre apronta,pelo menos ele não pecou nas outras como Russian Roulette,Yes I Know (Nobody's Perfect),Hot and Cold e When Lightning Strikes... Já Paul Stanley dificilmente peca nas músicas neste fez excelentes músicas como Modern Day Delilah,Never Enough,Stand,All for the Glory,Danger Us e Say Yeah... KissInfelizmente só não leva um 10 pela porcaria chamada I'm an Animal Gene Simmons sempre apronta,pelo menos ele não pecou nas outras como Russian Roulette,Yes I Know (Nobody's Perfect),Hot and Cold e When Lightning Strikes... Já Paul Stanley dificilmente peca nas músicas neste fez excelentes músicas como Modern Day Delilah,Never Enough,Stand,All for the Glory,Danger Us e Say Yeah... Kiss Rocks!!!! Expand
  10. Jul 20, 2015
    9
    UHUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL grande viagem no mundo rock'nnn rool,Kiss voltou super triunfante,fora I'm An Animal que é uma merda p.s (gene simmons sempre faz uma porcaria de "música" em todos os álbuns do kiss). O Álbum é arrasador excelente.
  11. Apr 4, 2016
    9
    ..................................................................................................................................................................A Great album
  12. May 11, 2016
    9
    ................................................................................................................................................................GREAT Album AND **** You!!!!!! Critic of Q MAGAZINE....
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.