Gemstones - Adam Green

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Gemstones is shit. It's awful. It really, really is.
  2. His indie-circuit friends will be amused, but no one else will. [4 Mar 2005, p.73]
  3. 25
    His tunes and/or jokes plop out like forced turds. [Mar 2005, p.92]
  4. Now, potty humor can be funny, but when it's 15 tracks of potty humor set to Raffi polkas, it's just annoying. [#9]
  5. As worthless as it's possible for music to be. [Feb 2005, p.100]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. alistarr
    May 1, 2006
    is it me or does Q magazine consistently hate albums that the reviewers i have some respect for actually like rather a lot? having just bought "jacket full of danger" i've come to re-evaluate green's entire career. there's a trajectory there. aside from all that though, this is a cool little album. unpretentious and fun and about 50% wonderful, 50% inoffensively pleasant. it's a shame some of the better songs don't go on a bit longer though - "she's a very funny girl but i love that crazy bitch, alright!" is the kind of "take it to the bridge" line that deserves a whole section of rocking out, not about 3 seconds of rock and then a sudden stop. and that's just the first song. i like it. Full Review »
  2. gazm
    Jun 4, 2005
    read stylus magazines review for all that i have to say
  3. timburton
    May 26, 2005
    great as hell, fine in words