Fear Yourself

  • Record Label: Gammon
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2003
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. 100
    Wrapped in the sonic wonder of Mark Linkous, Fear Yourself is more than a great record, it is a brilliant one.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    Fans will enjoy his latest installment of heartbreak set to piano. [Mar 2003, p.92]
  3. Blender
    80
    Sad, pretty, funny and touching. [#14, p.137]
  4. Uncut
    80
    A fierce, defiant record. [Apr 2003, p.108]
  5. These love songs aren't the kind that make you giddy, but Johnston's ability to articulate the naked foibles of human emotion and Linkous' somnambulant soundscapes elevate Fear Yourself beyond easy platitudes.
  6. An admittedly flawed but remarkably honest document of one person's struggle to believe in love.
  7. Q Magazine
    70
    Uneasy, strangely compelling listening. [Mar 2003, p.111]
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 3 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AndyC
    May 1, 2003
    9
    A touching album mainly about obsessive love that is genuinely moving & powerful.