• Record Label: Arista
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2023
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
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  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 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Jan 18, 2023
    80
    When Måneskin tap into the youthful exuberance and fiery eccentricity that got them here in the first place, though, they’re still utterly unstoppable.
  5. Jan 18, 2023
    80
    Rush! perfectly captures the sense of spontaneous authenticity that makes for a one-of-a-kind show. Måneskin continuously prove that outcasts deserve a good time, and they are here to give it to us.
  6. 70
    The band's signature swagger and theatricality is present throughout, but there are moments of vulnerability and lamentation that add depth in all the right places.
  7. Jan 19, 2023
    70
    Exhaustive and exhausting, ‘Rush!’ feels like the definitive word in this unlikely rock phenomenon – at its best, it’s a feral reminder of how entertaining the genre can be.
  8. 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.
  9. 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]
  10. 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.
  11. 60
    Måneskin are a band who know what they are and what they’re good at – because while it’s true that Rush! starts to feel amorphous, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single moment in its 50-minute runtime where you’re not enjoying yourself just a little.
  12. 60
    Unsurprisingly, it’s overcooked in places. In addition to super-producer Max Martin (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry), an array of producers come and go on the 17-track record that nearly stretches to a full hour. ... But little could possibly dampen the record’s spirit and spunk.
  13. Jan 19, 2023
    60
    What Rush! lacks in heft – a couple of glancing lyrical references to sexuality and gender notwithstanding, not even Måneskin’s loudest cheerleader is going to claim it as a weighty album – it makes up for in enthusiasm. If that enthusiasm occasionally tips over into a cloying eagerness to please (Supermodel is a little too desperate to remind listeners of Smells Like Teen Spirit), more often it’s infectious.
  14. 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.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 44
  2. Negative: 9 out of 44
  1. Jan 20, 2023
    9
    This album captures you from start to finish. You can see that they have experimented a lot with their sound, traveling between differentThis album captures you from start to finish. You can see that they have experimented a lot with their sound, traveling between different genres, going from more serious and deep lyrics to more light and fun ones. Maybe I would have preferred that there were a couple more songs in Italian, but I would say that the album exceeded my expectations. Well done! Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Jan 20, 2023
    7
    Un album muy bueno, se nota que aun estan en busqueda de su propio identidad. Es una banda joven que tiene un gran recorrido por delante. LaUn album muy bueno, se nota que aun estan en busqueda de su propio identidad. Es una banda joven que tiene un gran recorrido por delante. La produccion es buena. Tal vez hubiera cambiado el orden de algunas canciones. Los temas en su idioma nativo siempre son las mejores. Full Review »