The Bronx III

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Filter
    80
    The band's third self-titled album deviates not an inch from the brutal style that's served them well since 2002. [Holiday 2008, p.92]
  2. Mojo
    80
    If the spirit of punk and the brawn of US hardcore is to be found anywhere today then it is in this, the third dazzling full-length album by The Bronx. [Jan 2008, p.110]
  3. This album is the sound of just scraping by with a shitty job but not letting it get you down because there’s more than enough beer and guitars to make life worthwhile. Maybe in the next life or maybe in another world, but for right now The Bronx are right now. Welcome back, boys. We missed you.
  4. It’s still a brilliantly sleazy punk rock’n’roll album that feels, sounds and smells just like you want The Bronx to be, and the fact it’s so pure and elemental works strongly in its favour.
  5. 70
    Here they dial down the Black Flag–derived chaos of "The Bronx (I)" and "(II)," unleashing sharper melodies and boogie rhythms that Axl Rose might've admired before getting cornrows.
  6. Alternative Press
    70
    The Bronx III shouldn't be perceived as a misstep, because this band's growing pains have more character than the parade of desperate losers saddled with pay-to-play blues lined up in front of L.A.'s Roxy Theatre. [Dec 2008, p.129]
  7. Nevertheless, the casual listener will have little to soak up from here, only surface bruising. The masochists amongst us already know we’re gonna get our kicks from this.
  8. The Bronx III is muscular and solid and is, more often than not, good clean fun.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. SamT.
    Nov 23, 2008
    7
    I'm one of the few that felt The Bronx II was as good as effort number one. Whilst I may be in a minority, I feel the band did well to I'm one of the few that felt The Bronx II was as good as effort number one. Whilst I may be in a minority, I feel the band did well to evolve musically and move on into new territory. The problem with The Bronx III though, is that the Bronx seem to have hit a wall. Some songs are jumbled - through both composition or structure and leave you feeling slightly dissatisfied with the overall sound of the album. For an album that only lasts 35 minutes, this can be devastating. However, with The Bronx, stating that their latest effort isn't as good as their previous work still leaves them head and shoulders above most of the stuff that comes out in this genre. Fans will fall in love with this... It's worth buying, just pick up the other two first. Full Review »