Earthquake Glue

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2003
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Blender
    60
    The offhand charm isn't enough. [Sep 2003, p.123]
  2. Filter
    46
    The best song is track 13, "Apology in Advance." It is still not that good. [#6, p.86]
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    A familiar bag of tricks. [Sep 2003, p.101]
  4. Spin
    58
    Hazy, almost-there stadium anthems that don't quite fill the stadium. [Sep 2003, p.115]
  5. Uncut
    60
    Strange, though, that we yearned for Pollard to treat his songs properly when he tossed them off as lo-fi sketches, but now they arrive as crafted, completed stadium anthems, that faint whiff of underachievement remains. [Sep 2003, p.102]
  6. Under The Radar
    60
    Pollard has evolved into college-rock comfort food of little consequence. [#5, p.106]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 18, 2012
    1
    It pains me to say, being that Robert Pollard is one of my favorite songwriters, that this is the weakest album in the Guided By Voices andIt pains me to say, being that Robert Pollard is one of my favorite songwriters, that this is the weakest album in the Guided By Voices and Robert Pollard solo canon. Apart from the stellar Best of Jill Hives, there are but only a handful of melodies that are memorable and most of the album is buried under thick, compressed, muddy production. I recognize that a lot of critics and fans alike have overwhelmingly praised the album, however it continually disappoints whenever I give it a spin. Full Review »
  2. bellet
    Mar 13, 2004
    10
    great
  3. AllergicReaction
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    Fantastic. Just below the stuff from Propeller through Mag Earwig, but still a 10. Great stuff.