Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Sugar Ray

  • Floored [Lava/Atlantic, 1997] B-
  • 14:59 [Lava/Atlantic, 1999] Choice Cuts
  • Sugar Ray [Lava/Atlantic, 2001] Dud

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Floored [Lava/Atlantic, 1997]
Crude for sure, without anything to say or much to say it with, they nevertheless have some punky life to them, which I say is enhanced by their blatant ska and hip hop rips. What's most depressing about them is that their success makes sense--they're the nearest thing to a fresh young rock band the market or the "underground" has kicked up this year. Not counting Radish, of course. B-

14:59 [Lava/Atlantic, 1999]
"Every Morning" Choice Cuts

Sugar Ray [Lava/Atlantic, 2001] Dud