Face The Truth

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: May 24, 2005
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35

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  1. RodrigoM
    Jul 3, 2005
    6
    Way below his two previous solo albums. Malkmus has much more to offer.
  2. johnc
    Jun 1, 2005
    5
    I think Malkmus has run out of material. There is nothing new here and so he just adds production to cover the flaws. Pig Lib was a better album. If I here one more meaningless prog power cord I am going to hang myself.
  3. DiegoD
    Jul 26, 2005
    4
    It's really boring. I know it's inevitable to compare it with Pavement but this album has no concept or something to say. Except for Freezze the saints the rest of Face the truth is more of the same things we've been listening
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Uncut
    80
    The confidence and unforced vigour of Face The Truth suggest Malkmus is happier on the margins of alt.rock than in its spotlight. [Jun 2005, p.112]
  2. He’s back in the groove here: relaxed, confident, weird in his own special way, smart, and ready to make great albums again.
  3. Filter
    84
    Of the three Stephen Malkmus solo albums, this is the one that sounds the most like Pavement. [#15, p.91]