User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23

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  1. maggie
    Feb 22, 2005
    10
    simply amazing. beautiful intelligent lyrics under outstanding humour. you either get it or you dont. he's a very brilliant person with a bold sense of humour.
  2. IQMagazine
    Mar 4, 2005
    7
    Q Mazine: the quotient without the intelligence.
  3. Mario
    Feb 21, 2005
    8
    well ... not as good as Friends of mine.. but funny.
  4. tamarabla
    Feb 23, 2005
    10
    its just so sensational! the best songwriter of our century!
  5. Malthe
    Mar 23, 2005
    10
    mmmhh.... Adam green.
  6. gazm
    Jun 4, 2005
    8
    read stylus magazines review for all that i have to say
  7. alistarr
    May 1, 2006
    7
    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. 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. Expand
  8. dimitrip
    Mar 21, 2005
    9
    adam green is consistently ill judged
  9. [Anonymous]
    Feb 21, 2005
    10
    absolutely the best album of 2005
  10. giulia
    Feb 21, 2005
    9
    oh well, the moldy peaches were just beautiful and "friends of mine" is better, but this is nice too...
  11. ChrisK
    Feb 21, 2005
    9
    Not as great as Friends of Mine but better than Garfield. People probably just don't get it.
  12. timburton
    May 26, 2005
    9
    great as hell, fine in words
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. 25
    His tunes and/or jokes plop out like forced turds. [Mar 2005, p.92]
  2. It is one thing to not take yourself to seriously but it is quite another to go to the other extreme. For all his knowing winks, Green walks the fine line between decadency and distaste.
  3. 'Gemstones' sees Adam go much deeper into cabaret territory. [22 Jan 2005, p.51]