Critical reception::¡Viva la Cobra!


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Critical response to ¡Viva la Cobra! was generally mixed to positive. Luke O'Neil of Alternative Press enjoyed the disc's "party-at-the-end-of-the-world" style, and stated that "Contemporary emo-pop sensibilities meet ’80s party abandon on this record, and neither have sounded so enjoyable in years."<ref name="AltPressReview">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Mikael Wood of Entertainment Weekly gave the album a "B" grade, and concluded that the album improved upon its predecessor with "catchier hooks and harder-rocking beats".<ref name="EWReview"/> Jon Young of Spin praised Viva la Cobra's catchy nature, but felt that the album suffered from over-production, explaining "Sadly, the glitzy overkill production by Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump nearly obliterates any potential dance-rock charm. Despite killer hooks, 'Guilty Pleasure' and 'The City Is at War' leave an artificial aftertaste."<ref name="Spin Review"/> Andrew Leahey of Allmusic opined that the album was overly repetitive, commenting "There's enough melody here to satisfy most lingering fans...But even Stump can't give the band another sure-fire hit, as all the dance-pop numbers end up repeating the same steps in an attempt to perfect the one routine Cobra Starship knows how to do."<ref name="Allmusic"/>

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