• Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2008
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It may be his poppiest and slickest work to date, but Golden Delicious is more proof that Mike Doughty still knows where to make the melodies twist and turn to find the sweet spot among the ridiculous, the sublime and the sad.
  2. 70
    Doughty’s fourth and best solo album gives up two keepers: the semi-absurdist 'More Bacon Than the Pan Can Handle,' with Stephanie Bischoff’s guest vocals sexier for sure than any synth weirdness Soul Coughing ever confabulated, and the mournfully understated Iraq opener, 'Fort Hood.'
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Andy
    Apr 30, 2008
    8
    There was about a month where I couldn't get enough of this album. Yes, its a bit watered down with pop, but for pop theres enough There was about a month where I couldn't get enough of this album. Yes, its a bit watered down with pop, but for pop theres enough substance to keep things interesting. Maybe its that I'm of a younger generation, but Soul Coughing is too damn smug for me. On this album, Doughty settles down a bit. All this said, "More Bacon than the pan can handle" is one of the worst songs of the year. Full Review »
  2. DSquared
    Apr 7, 2008
    9
    It's not easy to write megahits like Mike does, too bad the general public is missing out on such great work. He's a genius and It's not easy to write megahits like Mike does, too bad the general public is missing out on such great work. He's a genius and this album small-rocks. Full Review »
  3. JohnT.
    Apr 2, 2008
    10
    This album is fantastic!!!!! I wrote a song about your car, fort hood, Wednesday. Lots to like here.. great summer jams. Lighten up folks!