User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. Jul 13, 2011
    10
    My personal favorite Sebadoh album. This is the one album I suggest that people start with: it's easily their most accessible and polished effort. This reissue tacks on an extra disc of bonus material culled from the Bakesale era singles, demos and so on. As such, the bonus material is mainly for long-time fans. Newer fans would do well sticking with the proper album. The bonus disc is completely different from the proper album because it contains some very noisy material. It's a good juxtaposition to the polish of the proper album. However, the Rebound single, their best single in my opinion, is included and contains some great acoustic renderings of some Bakesale songs plus Social Medicine (a great b-side). Collapse
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86

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 24, 2011
    80
    It makes a great introduction to an oft-overlooked band. [May 2011, p.133]
  2. Aug 3, 2011
    70
    Bakesale's consistency allows it to work tremendously well as a beginning-to-end album.
  3. Jul 28, 2011
    80
    A 25-track bonus disc of rarities makes this a feast for Barlow heads. [May 2011, p.94]