• Record Label: Spin Art
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2002
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Black Letter Days evokes an early-Seventies Stones bootleg -- a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll - minus the danger.
  2. Arguably, some prudent pruning might've made the album great instead of good, but even the album's uneven moments are still pretty enjoyable.
  3. Sure, there's some filler here and there but it's far from a Frank Black B-sides collection.
  4. 50
    Basically, it wants to be the Stones but ends up a bit Tom Petty. [Sep 2002, p.103]
  5. The wait for the first great Frank Black solo album continues. [Sep 2002, p.100]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. AJ
    Jul 10, 2006
    10
    An underappreciated masterpiece. It slowly entangles you like ivy. Music to wander to.
  2. AndrewK.
    Sep 30, 2002
    10
    Yet again another "grow on you" masterpiece!!
  3. mommypants
    Sep 11, 2002
    10
    this is the stuff that made the pixies go--pure rock and roll song writing.