• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2001
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Uncut
    60
    The shock is that Goddess In The Doorway is really rather good. [Dec 2001, p.114]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    Goddess In The Doorway is the work of a man who is generally interested and occasionally inspired. [#184, p.135]
  3. Some of it is awful. Some, notably 'Hide Away' and 'Lucky Day' are as good as anything on prime-time Stones album 'Black And Blue', which is saying something.
  4. The A.V. Club
    60
    Distinguished, eclectic, and difficult to love.... Mostly the songs beg for a rawer treatment, instead of the polite album-rock for which Jagger generally settles.
  5. Precision-tooled modern rock that aims for radio, not revelation.
  6. Blender
    40
    Even the presence of A-list guests can't redeem such jaded, formulaic songs. [#4, p.118]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Rev.Rikard
    Oct 21, 2005
    8
    This is Jagger's best. Though each solo recording only reveals the glimmer twin's need of one another, this is one of the few This is Jagger's best. Though each solo recording only reveals the glimmer twin's need of one another, this is one of the few albums to which I can listen with a genuine sense of enjoyment. A thread of joy weaves itself through this collection of songs. Jaggers voice, though usually a vehicle for the blues, pulls off a celebratory sound that doesn't sound forced. Most solo albums by Jagger and Richards sound like medicore Stones' recordings with substitute musicians. However, here Jagger sounds like he has something to personally say that may or may not be shared by Keith. Though I always miss Richard's lovable, raunchy guitar licks on Mick's solo recordings, Jagger's vocals and the lyrical content allow me to miss those licks a little less. Making a Stone's fan ignore the absence of that unique rythm guitar, so definitive to the Stone's sound, is no small feat. Goddess pulls it off. Still, enough with the solo stuff, and enough with the "thrown together" material to create a tour (ala Bigger Bang). Find a hot, humid basement in France and churn out the quality stuff that dubbed you the "world's greatest rock and roll band." Full Review »