• Record Label: Verve
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2014
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    80
    The sound of a very classy singer, and her smokin' band, having a fabulous time. [Aug 2014, p. 209]
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    80
    This album debuted at No. 1 in her native Ireland, and it has the muscle to catch on here.
  3. 80
    This a powerful, uncompromising release and one that doubles down on her established style while pulling no punches.
  4. Jul 24, 2014
    80
    This album is no time capsule; it's fresh and bracing.
  5. Aug 27, 2014
    70
    May understands a hard rock beat ignites the primal, instinctual critique of the modern world. She celebrates the eternal value of that notion.
  6. Jul 24, 2014
    70
    Here we get her bright, puckered vocal attack showcased on a bevy of instantly infectious cuts.
  7. Magnet
    Aug 6, 2014
    65
    Imelda May's fourth album works best when she drops the bad-bad-girl stereotypes, but takes a few songs for her to hit her stride. [No. 112, p.59]
  8. The obvious skill and spring in May’s delivery can excite, but her music has become too uniform, too fixed in its backward view to keep us rapt.
  9. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    60
    The feel is antique and wearily repetitive. Only the sexed up Wicked Way and the deft and tender Little Pixie, about her baby daughter, offer any light and shade. [Jul 2014, p.92]
  10. 60
    Her follow-up to the popular Mayhem finds Imelda May still indulging the boisterous rapscallion character suggested by titles like “Wild Woman”, “Hellfire Club” and “Gypsy In Me”.
  11. Jul 24, 2014
    60
    May's an engaging and entertaining storyteller on the more breakneck material, particularly the dynamic Wild Woman and the melodically astute Hellfire Club. The ballads, however, are less distinguished.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 23, 2014
    6
    This woman is just AMAZING live, go see her and the band! It has been a long journey from Love Tattoo to this, the sound is more crispy, loudThis woman is just AMAZING live, go see her and the band! It has been a long journey from Love Tattoo to this, the sound is more crispy, loud and fast. I miss the wooded sound from the bass. Nevertheless an album with good tracks that should sound even better live. Full Review »