Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 6, 2013
    100
    With a fan-pleasing alteration in style and 'no-filler, all-killer' logic, the outfit have churned out one of the their most widely appealing efforts thus far, not to mention a staple release for stoner rock in 2013.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 14, 2014
    8
    The only reason I bothered to find this album was that it was the Number 1 Metal Album of the Year from Metal Hammer. Except for that - I hadThe only reason I bothered to find this album was that it was the Number 1 Metal Album of the Year from Metal Hammer. Except for that - I had never heard of "Clutch" in my entire life. I got to listen some of their older stuff on YouTube and I still stand by that I had no reason to know them up until now.
    I've found only but a few perfect albums in my life. Perfect - all the songs from beggining to end are strong, no fillers, and powerful. "Earth Rocker" is one of those albums.
    I went in expecting to hear something very metal. Obviously, to anyone with any trail of thought - this isn't no metal. I don't know what Metal Hammer are on this year, but it seems it's strong, because the closest Clutch comes to metal is "rock", but the thing is that Clutch are doing their own thing and that's how they make a mark.
    Now that I've gotten out of the way - the album is indeed very strong. The polish and mastering is high, unlike most of their previous work, from what I've heard that is. The album starts really strong with seemingly song after song with absolute hit potential, towards the middle things slow down a bit, but never get boring or bad. At the end, the album tends to loose some hype, but by then I didn't really care, to be honest - everything else was awesome.
    Though Clutch's writing is interesting, I don't' find it to be my type. Some of the lyrics I like, in other songs - I like the overall theme, but I don't regard this as good lyricswriting. This is the only grudge I can have with this album - it's fun to listen, addicting, fun to play and is just a perfect album.
    I really recommend to anyone who listens to rock and metal, especially if they are into more retro stuff.
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  2. Sep 30, 2013
    10
    The best part of Clutch (other than being hometown heroes) is the fact that they change and evolve with every album. Even if it's a slightThe best part of Clutch (other than being hometown heroes) is the fact that they change and evolve with every album. Even if it's a slight change, there is evidence of it. Excellent offering from one of, if not THE, Best Band in Heavy Music. Full Review »
  3. Apr 10, 2013
    6
    Pretty solid, nothing too spectacular. Just another decent Clutch album., by no means bad but not one of their best. I wish there were morePretty solid, nothing too spectacular. Just another decent Clutch album., by no means bad but not one of their best. I wish there were more songs like Gone Cold, some of the faster paced tunes seem to blur together, and are unmemorable Full Review »