• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2004
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Love has nothing new to say and no better way to say it.
  2. 30
    Derivative and unfocused from every conceivable angle.
  3. 20
    America's Sweetheart is petulant and self-pitying. Worse, it's self-righteous. Worse still, it's musically crass. [Mar 2004, p.98]
  4. The music is appallingly predictable, unoriginal, uninspiring, boring, over-polished, and vain.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 10 out of 40
  1. Mar 11, 2012
    10
    People who think negatively about this album, our people who don't like Courtney as a person. Well, let's put that aside for a minute andPeople who think negatively about this album, our people who don't like Courtney as a person. Well, let's put that aside for a minute and listen to how deep and powerful this album really is. Despite the low commercial success. This is Courtney's f*** you to the critics and she is having a great time and writing kick ass music. This album is great. Buy it, if you can find it! Full Review »
  2. Joe
    May 24, 2009
    1
    Hole had like 2 good albums, that's all courtney has contributed to music worth listening.
  3. AnnaH
    Mar 7, 2008
    10
    Kickass, raw and emotional like no-one else. Courtney Love is still the queen of Rock. Her most accomplished songwriting yet. Nasty and wild Kickass, raw and emotional like no-one else. Courtney Love is still the queen of Rock. Her most accomplished songwriting yet. Nasty and wild like "Pretty on the inside" and the early stuff on "My Body the Hand-grenade", raw and honest like "Live Through This", soulful like "Celebrity Skin" but with even better songwriting and production. Can't wait til the next album! Full Review »