Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 80
    Apply megawatt tunes and career-best performances and you’ve got an album to top even 2002’s criminally neglected "Life On Other Planets."
  2. Supergrass has gone from energetic, young and roughshod to energetic, veteran and polished.
  3. This is grown-up rock, with an adult swagger, from one of today's most gifted songwriting bands.
  4. Supergrass sounds loose and inspired throughout.
  5. Overall, it’s a brash, shiny, confident record, careering along on a second wind, or as one jaunty number puts it, “the return of inspiration.”
  6. Under The Radar
    70
    All indications on Diamond Hoo Ha point to this being just the change Supergrass needed. [Spring 2008, p.81]
  7. Supergrass come crashing back to life with Diamond Hoo Ha, an album every bit as cheerfully gaudy and vulgar as its title.
  8. Diamond Hoo Ha is a city record through and through: fuzzy and raucous, lit up with neon guitars and drums as crowded as a main urban artery, seedy in thrill and immaculately clean in design.
  9. Diamond Hoo Ha can sometimes sound like an anthology. But there’s still a boisterous band under all the borrowings, and loosening up and stretching its identity have just made Supergrass snappier and rowdier.
  10. Regardless of lyrical legitimacy, the sentiment is captivating, but across the album as a whole this substance is fleeting, and is what fans will be missing the most.
  11. Diamond Hoo Ha does seem like an apt description of the glittery nonsense contained within.
  12. You get the feeling that, in the long run, Diamond Hoo Ha is destined to be remembered as one of the lesser works in their canon.
  13. Their sixth collection is broad, bouncy and almost entirely forgettable.
  14. Mojo
    60
    This muscular, everyman rock could have been produced at any time in the past 35 years, but has charm and character nevertheess. [Apr 2008, p.104]
  15. 60
    Thanks to Supergrass' long-standing dedication to the well-placed smirk, they never succumb to sappiness. [Apr 2008, p.100]
  16. This isn't a bad record, it's just a laboured and peculiarly joyless one, all those things that Supergrass were once the opposite of.
  17. There are certainly highlights but not enough good songs to give the album a big impact overall.
  18. Briskly performed, smartly assembled and largely unmemorable, Diamond Hoo Ha is a lot like half-asleep sex; you’re vaguely aware this is supposed to be fun, but you keep drifting off, and you might have to ask the person sitting next to you if it actually took place come the morning.
  19. Q Magazine
    60
    Once again, then, it's a case of could do better. [Apr 2008, p.115]
  20. Diamond Hoo Ha is by no means a return to the band’s glory days, but it at least offers a simple reminder of their talent for writing energetic, hook-laden pop songs.
  21. This album will please Supergrass-adoring simpletons merely looking for a new album by their favorite band, but to everyone else it should be considered a major disappointment.
  22. Now Diamond Hoo Ha, find Supergrass mired in a sort of stasis. We always knew the lads were limited to just three chords; with efforts that feel measured, contrived, and dawdling, they finally sound like it.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. AndrewA.
    Jun 12, 2008
    6
    Agree with Leroy and Chris. Road to Rouen was innovating and inspired, this is just a step back. It's not badly done though, but Agree with Leroy and Chris. Road to Rouen was innovating and inspired, this is just a step back. It's not badly done though, but Supergrass has done it better in the past. Full Review »
  2. ThomaB.
    May 1, 2008
    7
    Awesome, although there are many songs I do not like.
  3. MichaelS.
    May 1, 2008
    9
    Great album, better than Road to Rouen which I liked too. One tip though - give it more than one listen!