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Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18

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  1. JohnLaird
    Oct 9, 2007
    Insanley good rock solo work by Frank Black to date! Getit!!
  2. bb
    Nov 5, 2007
    An excellent album that grows and grows upon the listener.
  3. rockk.
    Sep 12, 2007
    good fun, and consistent!
  4. BrandonS.
    Sep 20, 2007
    Let's not kid ourselves: it's not an instant classic. But it is darn good. Frank Black's career had really stalled, and this may be the album that marks his return to top form.
  5. MarkD
    Oct 17, 2007
    I guess Franks return to his roots both musically and in name shows how much he wanted to get the Pixies back into the studio. Gutted he couldn't do it but delighted with the album! This is almost as good as the Pixies best material and nobody screams like Black Francis. He's still the shocking, off the wall punk monster he was when Frank Black locked him away!
  6. RW
    Sep 13, 2007
  7. RandallR.
    Sep 15, 2007
    Awesome record! this is the album the pixies should have made before they split the 1st time.
  8. Nimrod'sSon
    Sep 17, 2007
    Charles sound loose and revitalized on Bluefinger. I love the rough and ready feel of the music. The man is unbelievably prolific. The depth and breadth of the music he has produced over the years is stunning. This latest is another gem to behold.
  9. Jul 11, 2011
    Yet another solid effort from Black Francis (Frank Black) whatever he decides to call himself this album lol. Threshold Apprehension, Lolita, and She took all the money are worth the purchase and that is just the start. Not one of the greatest records but pretty darn good!

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Attaching the Black Francis moniker to this album might ratchet up expectations too high for rabid Pixies fans, but Bluefinger is a good Charles Thompson album--it's still really enjoyable to hear him have fun and rock out, no matter what name he chooses to use.
  2. The Pixies' alter ego alludes to Brood either candidly or implicitly in all 11 songs, veering far from the Nashville-and-Memphis tones of the last two Black albums for a return trip to his raucous roots.
  3. Erstwhile Pixies frontman/rock'n'roll lifer Charles Thompson is back for another round, this time reclaiming his "old" stage name Black Francis and rocking out harder on record than he has in years.