Good Times!

The Monkees - Good Times!
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #242 / 760
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
June 10, 2016 / Release Date
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Rhino / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH
2016 it may be, but The Monkees have made an album which stands readily among the best of their career and of the year so far. And if this sounds faintly ridiculous, you’d imagine they wouldn’t have it any other way.
80
AllMusic
There may not be much of the enthusiastic stomp of Headquarters -- its absence is the surest sign this album is the work of veterans -- but there's a hefty dose of the spirited singalongs that pushed the group to the top of the charts.
80
Mojo
The remainder, penned by the group, musician fans and long time cohorts, feature Tork, Dolenz and Nesmith and for the most part recapture the enchantment of the original group.
70
Rolling Stone

The Monkees' first album in nearly 20 years is also their best since the Sixties – to be precise, since the Head soundtrack in 1968.

67
Consequence of Sound

Good Times! sounds as buffed and polished as a digital recording often does, and the Monkees sound their age (all three are in their early 70s), but otherwise the mood of the album sits nicely alongside the band’s vintage classics like Headquarters and The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.

60
American Songwriter

Even with the slight stench of commercialism tainting this release, and some sub-par material Good Times! exudes enough, well, good times to capture what made the Monkees so much better than their teeny-bopper peers and maintained a dedicated fan base for five decades.

JohnLouisHoward
78
not terrible
CheapandLethal
45
Pretty poor
EMR
54
After a long hiatus period, the hyper-veterans Monkees return with an album that fully displays the group's many facets, blending pop, garage-rock, indie, folk and much more. From the colorful sounds and playful melodies, its all here, as the band sounds surprisingly in touch within the album's intimate tracklisting. The problem is that this LP is just too harmless for its own good. There is absolutely nothing that stands out or that indicates a slight update in their music, and we get all ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#30/MOJO
#44/Rolling Stone
#44/Rolling Stone (Australia)

Track List

  1. Good Times
  2. You Bring the Summer
  3. She Makes Me Laugh
  4. Our Own World
  5. Gotta Give It Time
  6. Me & Magdalena
  7. Whatever's Right
  8. Love to Love
  9. Little Girl
  10. Birth of an Accidental Hipster
  11. Wasn't Born to Follow
  12. I Know What I Know
  13. I Was There (And I'm Told I Had a Good Time)
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