MojoAn album of colossal strength and maturity. [Sep 2006, p.104]
FilterWonderful. [#21, p.94]
Q MagazineThe arrangements here are written specifically with a touring quartet in mind, adding ever greater layers of haunting melancholy and soaring grace. [Sep 2006, p.109]
UrbThe Nashville crew's sound has slowly aged from alt-country to Stax-styled soul and now brooding ballads. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.122]
BlenderIt sounds half-heard no matter how many times you hear it. [Sep 2006, p.142]
ChrisKAug 27, 2006As consistantly brilliant and beautiful as "How I Quit Smoking," which is saying quite a lot. It's the best record I've heard this year.
ChadSAug 25, 2006Now I have to buy all the music Lambchop made after "How I Quit Smoking". "Beers Before the Barbican" is pretty great; so is "Crackers". No, Now I have to buy all the music Lambchop made after "How I Quit Smoking". "Beers Before the Barbican" is pretty great; so is "Crackers". No, not great. Brilliant. Smog is great. Kurt Wagner is a little better, with the exception of "Dress Sexy at my Funeral". I write songs and "Damaged" gives me a massive inferiority complex. This is a really great album. I mean brilliant. It's "If You're Feeling Sinister"-brilliant.… Expand
carlosvAug 21, 2006incredible, like all that they do
StevenBAug 23, 2006Transcendent and worthy of their fantastic cataluge. One of the better records of 2006 as a whole.
AdilO.Sep 4, 2006Soothing and mysterious. The kind of music you'd want to spin after a hard day's work.
madslAug 28, 2006their last double album whammy was a disappointment to me, but now the mighty kurt wagner is back with some of the most consistent, thorough their last double album whammy was a disappointment to me, but now the mighty kurt wagner is back with some of the most consistent, thorough and refined songwriting of his career. The man is a poetic visionary who deserves all the credit in the world! Not as melodically entrancing as Nixon but that's a minor quibble...… Expand
CablesSep 2, 2006like many critics pointed out, it's lyrically briliant yet it's ac arrangements make it alarmingly dull at times.
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