• Record Label: Ipecac
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2013
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. 90
    The question is then, on Everybody Loves Sausages, the band's first all covers album, can they maintain the originality that seeps through their reworkings for an entire album? Yes, yes they can. And how.
  2. Magnet
    May 10, 2013
    80
    No matter the song or guest, it always sounds like the Melvins, and that's a good thing. [No. 98, p.58]
  3. May 2, 2013
    80
    Calling in favours from Neurosis’s Scott Kelly and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm makes Everybody Loves Sausages feel like a loose party record.
  4. The Wire
    Apr 24, 2013
    80
    This is a collection of songs that the group genuinely love and it shows. [Apr 2013, p.61]
  5. Apr 24, 2013
    80
    With the band straying very little from the original templates, the main surprises come when they have to change styles to fit the songs.
  6. May 10, 2013
    76
    It's a whimsical exercise that allows the Melvins to test their limits with an agenda that pushes them to break away from typical patterns and artifices. Yet, even as they explore what it's like to take on the personas of their influences, the Melvins still manage to sound surprisingly natural throughout.
  7. 70
    Everybody Loves Sausages exceeds every expectation for a covers album, especially one so far into a band’s career.
  8. Apr 30, 2013
    70
    A sense of glee infuses every weird noise and sludgy riff.
  9. Apr 29, 2013
    70
    An odd little journey, but one worth making.
  10. Uncut
    Apr 24, 2013
    70
    Cigars all around for these sludge-metal/grunge veterans, then, with a set that values hand-on-heart appreciation over novelty. [May 2013, p.74]
  11. May 2, 2013
    65
    The goofball virtuosity of these tracks is fun if not especially memorable. Where Everybody Loves Sausages hits hardest is when the Melvins assert their personality on the material, rather than vice versa.

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