• 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. Uncut
    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
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 67
  2. Negative: 17 out of 67
  1. Jan 4, 2016
    7
    Usually regarded as the worst of her albums and that's mostly true, however it's definitely a guilty pleasure. There are some tunes on theUsually regarded as the worst of her albums and that's mostly true, however it's definitely a guilty pleasure. There are some tunes on the album that are underrated such as Hold on to Me and Almost Golden. Mono is a fun rock ballad and serves as a decent "come back" intro song for the album. All the Drugs features some fun, but simple riffs. Overall, most of the songs are just good ol' fun punk rock esque songs without any deep meaning. Hold on to Me and Almost Golden try to serve as the albums "Malibu" entries. They are decent nothing more. Other songs such as All the Drugs are mostly dark and soul less enabling drug addiction and prostitution. The whole album is pretty narcissistic, but fun overall. Like I said it's a guilty pleasure. A far cry from Hole's Live through this or even Celebrity Skin. Full Review »
  2. 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 »
  3. Joe
    May 24, 2009
    1
    Hole had like 2 good albums, that's all courtney has contributed to music worth listening.