On their third album, Boom Boom Baby, the Ugly Americans' loose-limbed alt-pop comes into its own. Emphasizing their funky grooves and fondness for jamming, the band comes up with a fun party record that demonstrates the group's growth as musicians. Their songs aren't really full-fledged songs, they're more like foundations for jams, but as long as the jams are good, it doesn't really matter. With a little more focus, the Ugly Americans could have both songs and jams, but as it is, the jams are enough.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine