• Record Label: Arista
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2000
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. KevinT
    Dec 3, 2003
    10
    I think that Gung Ho is a fine CD and, personally, I don't think there's a bad track on it. In fact, I think it's her most complete recording. I recommend that people go and purchase this. It's a nice antidote to some of the purile crap ( often lauded by critics ) lurking out there.

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Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Smith has released her most direct and, not coincidentally, hardest-rocking album since 1978's Easter.
  2. The album's producer, Gil Norton (whose crescendos for the Pixies were an alternative-rock cornerstone), has subtly filled out the sound of the Patti Smith Group without losing its handmade, jamming essence. Guitar tones resonate through the mix, and new lines snake through what used to be hollow space.
  3. Gung Ho feels like it's operating slightly outside the constraints of time, as if it were simultaneously a product of the past four decades and a look back at them from a vantage point far in the future.