Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 100
    For pure intensity and soul, Damage is now THE album in the Blues Explosion catalog, and essential listening at that.
  2. Mojo
    As overdriven and mutated a noise as ever they've managed, Damage also retains Blues Explosion's trademark sweat-drenched feel for soul. [Oct 2004, p.101]
  3. Spin
    Time and practice have made them a far more straightforward rock band. [Oct 2004, p.120]
  4. Damage is definitely more up-front about its hip-hop influences than past Blues Explosion records, but the core Blues Explosion identity remains intact.
  5. JSBE fans will recognize this rechristened and evolving Blues Explosion and are very likely to enjoy it just as much.
  6. New Musical Express (NME)
    None of [the guest producers] manage to shift the band far from their roots--an intense punk Elvis growl that's impossible to replicate. [16 Oct 2004, p.49]
  7. Urb
    Thankfully, the results are still pure Blues Explosion. [Jan/Feb 2005, p.94]
  8. Damage is a far cry from the stripped-down screech that made these guys famous. In its contrast, it calls out everything the Blues Explosion once was and now isn't.
  9. Q Magazine
    The link between '50s rock and the modern world. [Oct 2004, p.121]
  10. Alternative Press
    Contributions from Chuck D... and Dan The Automator... elicit[s] enough blips on the heart monitor to keep the album from flatlining. [Dec 2004, p.158]
  11. Damage seems yoked to the early '90s.
  12. Blender
    As limp as a broken guitar string. [Oct 2004, p.114]
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  1. abeh
    Mar 14, 2005
    best they've done so far. Loved the extra DVD too