Everybody Loves Sausages

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

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. Apr 29, 2013
    At the end of the day, The Melvins know what they're all about, but with Everybody Loves Sausages, listeners get the chance to roam around in their heads, if only for 50 minutes or so.
  2. May 3, 2013
    Although a half-a-handful of the songs on this are palatable, most of the record is filler that does little else but indulge the band’s randomly quirky sense of humor.
  3. May 2, 2013
    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.
  4. Uncut
    Apr 24, 2013
    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]
  5. Apr 24, 2013
    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. Apr 29, 2013
    An odd little journey, but one worth making.
  7. 70
    Everybody Loves Sausages exceeds every expectation for a covers album, especially one so far into a band’s career.
  8. May 2, 2013
    Calling in favours from Neurosis’s Scott Kelly and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm makes Everybody Loves Sausages feel like a loose party record.
  9. Apr 30, 2013
    A sense of glee infuses every weird noise and sludgy riff.
  10. Magnet
    May 10, 2013
    No matter the song or guest, it always sounds like the Melvins, and that's a good thing. [No. 98, p.58]
  11. May 10, 2013
    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.
  12. The Wire
    Apr 24, 2013
    This is a collection of songs that the group genuinely love and it shows. [Apr 2013, p.61]
  13. Kerrang!
    May 17, 2013
    Melvins are occasionally awful, but at least the contrary sods are never dull. [27 Apr 2013, p.53]
  14. Jun 4, 2013
    The occasional moment of reinvention and the band’s tongue-in-cheek attitude make for a playful listen, but even an audacious twist on Divine’s Female Trouble can’t transform the covers album format from an enjoyable diversion to something more substantial.
  15. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 21, 2013
    A great version of The Fugs' Carpe Diem aside, Everybody Loves Sausages feels like an in-joke that was never funny to begin with. [May 2013, p.87]
  16. 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.

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