Soul Punk

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2011
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Every song on Soul Punk bleeds confidence and assurance--that these songs are what Patrick Stump is happy creating--music that he's proud of.
  2. Alternative Press
    Oct 21, 2011
    80
    Soul Punk is a brave, bold statement on which Stump asserts his individuality. [Aug 2011, p.111]
  3. Oct 17, 2011
    80
    It's good--really good--but only if you want it to be.
  4. Oct 18, 2011
    75
    Forget the punk and the old-school soul, this is a retro-leaning pop album--and a mostly good one.
  5. Oct 18, 2011
    75
    With its sleek club-pop synths, flowery R&B singing and ultra-earnest lyrics about economic hardship and hometown pride, Soul Punk fulfills no known stereotype; it never allows you to tune out, confident in your assumption of where the music is headed.
  6. Dec 19, 2011
    70
    Like any good album for the information age, Soul Punk is overloaded well past the point of saturation and its merciless in its attack, so it can be a bit overbearing, yet there's a real, vivid imagination behind its crystalline clamor.
  7. Oct 18, 2011
    70
    Stump is an excellent, nimble singer, but it's his songwriting that makes this one of the most irrefutably catchy albums of 2011.
  8. Entertainment Weekly
    Nov 15, 2011
    67
    He loses himself among all the references here, leaving an emptiness at Soul Punk's otherwise vibrant center. [28 Oct 2011, p.73]
  9. Oct 18, 2011
    50
    Occasionally, it's quite good, as on When I Made You Cry, which conjures early Michael Jackson. Other times, it's dreadful.
  10. Oct 18, 2011
    50
    It's a produced pop record with electronic, danceable bits and vocal harmonies that sometimes seem much too enamored with Michael Jackson worship.
  11. Kerrang!
    Nov 17, 2011
    40
    At his worst it feels more like a parody than a tribute. [29 Oct 2011, p.51]
  12. 40
    Differentiating yourself isn't the same as creating quality music, and Patrick Stump has only managed to do the first and not the second.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 4, 2015
    10
    É impressionante como apenas uma pessoa tocou e cantou tudo sozinha. Não tenho a certeza se ele também produziu tudo sozinho. De qualquerÉ impressionante como apenas uma pessoa tocou e cantou tudo sozinha. Não tenho a certeza se ele também produziu tudo sozinho. De qualquer forma, ele é uma pessoa talentosa, e este album é daqueles que toda a gente tem de ouvir antes de morrer. Full Review »
  2. Oct 30, 2012
    10
    Similar to Fall Out Boy
  3. Jan 10, 2016
    8
    Soul Punk é um álbum grandioso, com suas ótimas qualidades. Aqui, todo o talento e versatilidade de Patrick Stump é mostrado, seja naSoul Punk é um álbum grandioso, com suas ótimas qualidades. Aqui, todo o talento e versatilidade de Patrick Stump é mostrado, seja na composição das letras, seja no instrumentalismo, seja na produção, seja na voz impecável. Não é melhor que qualquer álbum de Fall Out Boy, mas é ótimo.

    Pontos Altos: Explode, Allie, Spotlight (New Regrets)
    Pontos Baixos: Mad At Nothing, When I Made You Cry, Everybody Wants Somebody
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