Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. A great party record, pop-metal to a splendid degree. [Jan 2003, p.84]
  2. 80
    They're like the best party band at the best party you can imagine. [#11, p.130]
  3. Their best yet. [May 2003, p.102]
  4. It's full-on, one-dimensional and perfect. It ain't clever, but it could be very big.
  5. The perpetually teenaged foursome still have their raw edges and sharp teeth, it's just that the edges rip deeper and the teeth bite harder with this more efficient and well-crafted rock assault.
  6. As ballsy as anything you'll hear all year.
  7. The album rocks from start to finish, with no break in the action, resulting in a very listener friendly and satisfying major label debut.
  8. Their songs, which at best have the dumb-fun appeal of a Joan Jett hit and at worst are forgettably rote, aren't laments or tirades but empowered commands.
  9. If this disc has a weakness, it's in the somewhat "samey" feel of a couple of the songs, but at just under 40 minutes it's no biggie.
  10. 70
    Spend The Night emerges as the dumb-riffed album Courtney Love tried to make with Celebrity Skin. [May 2003, p.94]
  11. There's something comforting about this raucous four-girl group's dependence on the tight, hard riff and its vision of heaven as a 7-Eleven parking lot.
  12. But for all The Donnas' ongoing charms, Spend The Night tempers them with a faint whiff of predictability.
  13. 60
    Sure, Spend The Night's pile-up of head-nod riffs and fist-pumping chants gets a little repetitive, but the groove suits The Donnas so well, you can forgive them. [May 2003, p.106]
  14. Make no mistake, Spend the Night defies any post-liberation role reversal debate: The album, both musically and lyrically, is so one-dimensional, it would be equally vapid at the hands of either sex.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. [Anonymous]
    May 9, 2006
    7
    The donnas can rock and party, but that's both this album's strength and weakness. It's a consistent batch of rockers, but The donnas can rock and party, but that's both this album's strength and weakness. It's a consistent batch of rockers, but there's little variation. And because of its partying premise it's fun, but you might outgrow it the next day, and it's questionable whether you'll remember it years from now. A greater, epic, resonating premise would be a good match with their talent. Full Review »
  2. JoanneG
    Apr 18, 2005
    10
    This is a must for every rock n roll lover. It will surly be a classic. Buy it!!
  3. MikeD
    May 1, 2003
    10
    T he Donnas Have Come Along Way,And Now It's Their Time To Shine!!"Go Bret A."No More Boy Bands There's To Many Now. Let The Girls T he Donnas Have Come Along Way,And Now It's Their Time To Shine!!"Go Bret A."No More Boy Bands There's To Many Now. Let The Girls "Rock-Out" Now.Remember Guy's "Lita Ford" Huh.? The Donnas Deliver Pure Hard Rock-n-Roll The Needs To Come Back To Main Stream "Rock" Spend The Night Album Proves This That They Can And Will Deliver What Has Been Missing For Some Time Long Over Due. Good Old "Rock-n-Roll" Full Review »