Yell Fire! - Michael Franti & Spearhead

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Franti's brain-stimulating songwriting rises to a new level of proficiency here.
  2. There will always be something uplifting, something horrific, and something silly on a Spearhead album, and Yell Fire! is no different.
  3. 70
    The album is less of an indignant affair than you might expect. [Sep 2006, p.84]
  4. What should have been a worldly record of peace ends up limping with musical dissatisfaction that outweighs its virtue. [29 Jul 2006, p.31]
  5. Who says protest songs can't be both fiery and fun? [4 Aug 2006, p.68]
  6. The mainstream-organic gloss of his production has always baffled me.
  7. [Franti's] ambitions pay off on this strapping, if sprawling, collection.
  8. Originality seems less important to Mr. Franti than moral directness. [24 Jul 2006]
  9. 80
    Franti's most eclectic offering yet. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.116]
  10. Yell Fire! offers little bar platitudes over a bed of reggae-lite and tepid bluezak.
  11. It's easily Franti's best album yet.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. JayF.
    Jul 5, 2007
    Awesome CD! I stumbled across Franti & Spearhead one night while flipping and decided to buy the CD. From the first song I was blown away. This is mind blowing new music for the 21st century. And you heard that from an original Woodstocker. Full Review »
  2. DivagazioniN.
    May 22, 2007
    Un disco favoloso, un pò più pop dei precedenti ma testi al di sopra della media dei cantautori di protesta e una sezione ritmica decisamente buona. Full Review »
  3. EmilyS
    Nov 19, 2006
    This album is refreshingly uplifting, in spite of its heavy content and message. It is a beautiful soundtrack for all joyful warriors of peace.