Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. They're merely using Psychocandy as a workaday aesthetic strategy and, despite loads of melodrama, they never sound pretentious about it either.
  2. Blender
    60
    Always dark, sometimes lovely. [Jun/Jul 2001, p.105]
  3. When it pays off -- which is more often than not -- BRMC's fuzzed- out angry shoegazer stance reaches levels of sonic brilliance unmatched by any of their peers.
  4. Uncut
    40
    One Lupine Howl is already too much, thanks. [Feb 2002, p.111]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. kit
    Nov 24, 2005
    10
    quite possibly the best album of all time
  2. lennys
    May 10, 2005
    10
    best blend of rock for thee ages... and such
  3. BenT
    Jan 22, 2005
    10
    pedal to the metal, dark, layered rock that vairies from the desolate brilliance of Awake to the viceral progression of Whatever pedal to the metal, dark, layered rock that vairies from the desolate brilliance of Awake to the viceral progression of Whatever Happened...album of 2001 Full Review »