Fast Man Raider Man - Frank Black
Fast Man Raider Man Image

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics What's this?

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The typically prolific Black returns with a 27-song, two-disc set produced by Jon Tiven. Among the many musicians lending a hand are Spooner Oldham and Levon Helm (The Band).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. That rare double album with enough life in it to deserve that much real estate. [Aug 2006, p.208]
  2. It’s Frank Black on his first real roll as a solo artist.
  3. If it weren't for the album's studio polish, it'd feel like an extremely well-recorded concert -- it has the ebb and flow of a good live set, and its expansive warmth ends up making its length work in its favor.
  4. The work of a middle-aged man with little to prove: amiable, assured, seldom surprising.
  5. Where Black's muse was once shrieked and otherworldly, it's now distinctly earth-bound. [17 Jun 2006, p.37]
  6. Fast Man Raider Man isn't your father's Frank Black; it's Frank Black for your father.
  7. 30
    Much of it is endurance-defyingly dull. [Jul 2006, p.84]

See all 19 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. FrancoF
    Jun 23, 2006
    I think I'll never again buy Uncut (that guys are crazy,,,)
  2. calvinhobbes
    Jun 27, 2006
    I completely agree with Ruvi W. There are a lot of gems in this album: you have to find them!
  3. matts
    Jul 4, 2006
    It's the firts time ever I was disappointed by Uncut.
  4. ALS
    Jul 24, 2006
    not bad...grows on u slowly...but well worth the wait.
  5. AlexF
    Sep 20, 2006
    A bitter pill to swallow for most Pixies fans and even those of Frank Black's early solo work. That being said, I think this record is pleasant, but overlong. There's some really good songs in there, but you have to find them amongst some boring filler. (Yes, Frank Black can be boring!) Which isn't to say it is bad. Just not something that makes your ears perk up and listen intently. Expand
  6. DannyO
    Jul 12, 2006
    Some really good stuff here; Some awful stuff too. Save the first 20 seconds, "If the Poison Gets You" sounds like a great John Hiatt song.
  7. BrandonS
    Jun 22, 2006
    Poor. Disappointing. And, worst of all: boring. A sad day for a long-time fan.

See all 14 User Reviews