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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Italian rock band Måneskin features a guest appearance from Tom Morello.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 80
    With 17 mostly terrific songs (three sung in Italian), only one breaking the four-minute mark, the collection has the jittery intensity of a lion pacing before feeding time. ... Perhaps we could have done without the closing power ballad “The Loneliest,” but that’s the only misstep on an album that should thrust this band into worldwide superstar status.
  2. Jan 20, 2023
    80
    This is Måneskin’s big strength. The songs on RUSH! may not be particularly original, reading heavily from a well-thumbed big-riffs-and-god-times playbook, but they write a very good one, and play them with an energy that frequently boils over with exuberance.
  3. Jan 23, 2023
    80
    With Rush!, Måneskin make good on their Eurovision rock promise, delivering an album that's campy, inspired, and thrilling all at the same time.
  4. Uncut
    Jan 18, 2023
    70
    The self-assured swagger that enlivens the 17-track ush! emanates from the focuses attack of the band members, whose playing thrums with attitude. [Mar 2023, p.32]
  5. Jan 18, 2023
    70
    Thanks to co-producer Max Martin, who contributed to some of these tracks and knows his way around a hook, their version of rock is an aural food processor of stadium chants, processed-sounding beats, and wind-tunnel blare. Sometimes, an undeniable ear-worm emerges. ... It’s hard to tell how seriously Måneskin take any of this silliness. Certainly, being over the top suits them best.
  6. Jan 23, 2023
    60
    Pop uber-producer Max Martin is somewhat inevitably on hand to make sure the album gleams even harder than this sharp, lurid foursome do on their own. Unfortunately, Rush! is also a record that dashes about trying to tick all the boxes, with Måneskin’s English-language songs far outnumbering the Italian ones.
  7. Jan 20, 2023
    30
    A miserable buffet of rock ‘n’ roll cliches, from saccharine ballads to off-color glam to bland MTV rock. It’s essentially homeopathic rock muzak.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Jan 21, 2023
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love The energy of RUSH! Sometimes feeling young, sometimes feeling in love and heartbroken. Listen this album was amazing! Expand
  2. Jan 20, 2023
    9
    These hooks will be running through your brain, like it or not. A song that is seemingly about nothing like "Bla Bla Bla" reads like aThese hooks will be running through your brain, like it or not. A song that is seemingly about nothing like "Bla Bla Bla" reads like a novella, and you can't wait to see where it goes. Genius. Rolling Stone's review was wrong about "Baby Said"... Damiano is the one making all the boring conversation and his woman wants him to stop and take care of business, not the other way around. Just another example of this band doing the opposite of what you would expect. Another review compared Rush! to rock bands of 20 years ago, but the big difference is that Måneskin, for whatever reason, don't sound like whiny poseurs, even though when you first see them you're convinced that's exactly what they are. Here in lies the genius of the band. They blindside you with an alternate reality that you weren't expecting. What should not be surprising is that an Italian band is creating such compelling art. Expand
  3. Jan 20, 2023
    9
    This album is almost a masterpiece. The tracks are powerful and engaging, attracting all musical tastes (with the exception of the elderly whoThis album is almost a masterpiece. The tracks are powerful and engaging, attracting all musical tastes (with the exception of the elderly who cannot accept that rock has changed in the last decades). The order of the tracks are controversial and it could have more tracks in italian too. Moreover, stop trying to go back to the 1980s. Music and rock have changed and you need to accept this. Expand
  4. Jan 24, 2023
    8
    The first word that comes to mind to describe Rush! is "Rollercoaster".

    The third album of the Roman rock band will take you on a frantic
    The first word that comes to mind to describe Rush! is "Rollercoaster".

    The third album of the Roman rock band will take you on a frantic ride through several eras of rock'n'roll, with a more developed pop side compared to their previous album.
    Not as raw as Teatro d'Ira Vol.I but with a supercharged production and overwhelming energy, this album has all the qualities to climb to the top of the worldwide charts.

    A relevant point that can be felt throughout the 17 songs (3 of which are in Italian) is that you easily recognize the unique Måneskin signature from the very beginning of each track. The band delivers classic rock with enough modernity to appeal to the youngest generation. A powerful and often groovy bass, heavy drums, raging guitar solos and that unique voice of Damiano David.

    If Rush! might seem pretty conventional at first, it definitely reveals its intricacies and multiple facets over the course of listening.

    My favorite tracks: Il Dono della Vita, Mark Chapman, Gasoline, Read Your Diary, Timezone.

    Måneskin doesn't pretend to bring Rock'n'Roll back to life (it never died) but they are certainly contributing to make it mainstream again. Confirming their rising superstar status was no easy task, but with Rush! they prove with brilliance that they are more than a passing trend!
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  5. Jan 20, 2023
    7
    Not as strong as the other albums but over very catchy and enjoyable. Their Italian songs are definitely their strong suit. Mammamia, LaNot as strong as the other albums but over very catchy and enjoyable. Their Italian songs are definitely their strong suit. Mammamia, La Fine, Supermodel and Feel really stand out for me. Expand
  6. Jan 21, 2023
    2
    The power of showbisness has bewitched Måneskin. A Rock album that brings back old memories, but which the more experienced can recognize isThe power of showbisness has bewitched Måneskin. A Rock album that brings back old memories, but which the more experienced can recognize is not revolutionary. Revival of the past with calibrated production, but lacks some depth in the choice of terms, but that was not their goal. In order to maintain their success they went for commercial rock, rightly so, not to be forgotten two years after Eurovision. But they can give and must give more, if they do not want to make rock collapse in this rush to the ER to revive it. Expand
  7. Jan 25, 2023
    0
    Una lastima shinji mikami se preste para un juego como este, después de venir de hacer The Evil Within

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