A Rollins In The Wry - Henry Rollins
A Rollins In The Wry Image
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 3 more ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: This is a spoken word album, recorded live at LunaPark in Los Angeles.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. The disc is as loose, casual and rollicking as a conversation with an old friend.... across these 65 minutes, his manic energy shines through. [#154, p.87]
  2. While none of the funny parts are quite as funny as some of his best recorded pieces (especially those on the two-disc collections The Boxed Life and Think Tank), and none of the more serious tales are as moving as his best work (like on the video Talking From the Box), it's still an entertaining collection filled with interesting tales and humorous, timely quips.
  3. Sounding like a profane camp counselor telling stories by the fireside, Rollins' naturally animated raspy voice is the perfect chaperone through eleven tracks of commentary.
  4. 70
    A funny and engaging spoken-word collection from a man who's done enough of them to know what works.
  5. 60
    A Rollins in the Wry stands on its own two feet not so much as a spoken word album chock full of hyphenated poems about how "No one knows me; I am the enigma," but more as punk rock comedy, or hit-and-miss Bill Hicks with tattoos.
  6. He is honest, without offending, and gives the impression that he genuinely has no biases -- he's just a curious observer of life. And the world, through Rollins' eyes, is an interesting, offbeat, and funny place.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JasonA
    Nov 28, 2005
    8
    Hilarious. Only now have I finally sat down and listened to some of Henry's spoken word. I'm a Black Flag fan so I thought that Hilarious. Only now have I finally sat down and listened to some of Henry's spoken word. I'm a Black Flag fan so I thought that I'd give it a go. Humorous, intellgent, diverse and hilarious. I can;t wait until he comes to town again so I can see him live. Collapse