The Donnas Turn 21 Image
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
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  1. Armed with guitar-driven ditties as tight as their leather pants and lyrics sharper than those of artists twice their age, the newly legal pop-punk saviors dole out another dose of Ramones-style dope. [1/19/2001, p.86]
  2. It is infectious in the best and most viral sense of the word -- the songs get under your skin and thrash around.
  3. Their strongest and most distinctive effort to date. [#151, p.71]
  4. While they've evolved into a band that can actually, like, play more than a handful of chords, they wisely stick with what they know best -- trim, fast-paced, crunch-guitar-filled songs about sex and partying.
  5. The Donnas do what they do just fine, but, four albums into their career, you can't help but want to see a little bit of growth in place of arrested development.
  6. Face it, if The Donnas Turn 21 sounded as shamelessly sexy as the lyrics and tarted-up images, it'd be a hell of a little rock & roll record. Instead, this inspires feelings of guilt instead of guilty pleasure.
  7. Like the group's previous records, "Turn 21" sticks to a formula based in familiarity—so familiar that one questions the value of this recording.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. LisaM
    Dec 28, 2002
    8
    Okay so the lyrics are a little if-y and kinda generic but it's the absolute best girl power chick music awesome shit ever!! I LOVE it.

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