• 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
Buy On
  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]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 2 out of 27
  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. Mar 31, 2018
    8
    The world wasn't ready for a solo Patrick Stump album. It still is proof of how much Stump is holding back on Fall Out Boy. The EP previous toThe world wasn't ready for a solo Patrick Stump album. It still is proof of how much Stump is holding back on Fall Out Boy. The EP previous to this full lenght LP showcases the best of Stump in every instrument. A 10/10 musician. Full Review »