• Record Label: 3CG
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2004
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Even though Underneath is a little too polished and Pro Tool-ed, that pop sensibility still rings loud and clear throughout the album, and track for track, it's likely their strongest album, even if it lacks glistening highlights along the lines of "Mmm-Bop."
  2. "Underneath" spotlights a more mature, melodic pop-rock Hanson.
  3. 60
    There are no future standards, but no sugary returns to childhood, either. [May 2004, p.124]
  4. So all-in-all, with every track practically a text book example of what great pop should sound like, even the ballads, Hanson’s return is a welcome one.
  5. There's little to dig here as the guys sound like a three-headed John Mayer or a trio of little Joe Jacksons.
  6. Taylor's delivery is often so slurred that it's hard to decipher what he's singing. [23 Apr 2004]
  7. There's no sense that there's any real passion. [Mar 2005, p.99]
  8. Singing duties are divided democratically, but the best moments belong to Taylor, the Beyonce of the trio.
  9. This perfectly pitched record reveals that these hardworking brothers' valiant quest for independence shall be rewarded.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 43
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 43
  3. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. mgrammgram
    May 3, 2004
    8
    It's not as awful as the some people tend to believe. After all, this is the sanitized version of rock, without the drugs, overt sex and It's not as awful as the some people tend to believe. After all, this is the sanitized version of rock, without the drugs, overt sex and jadedness. So, OK if some of the rock dudes out there turn up their noses at this stuff, it's still competent, intelligent and honest enough to warrent a listening to. Full Review »
  2. MaiyuC
    May 11, 2007
    10
    Awesome! Best Album so far!
  3. KendraD
    Feb 26, 2007
    10
    Awesome Album!