Golden Delicious

  • Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2008
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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  1. MikeB.
    Mar 21, 2008
    Most songs that aren't mediocre on this album, Doughty has ruined by putting cheap "na na na" type filler in. Lame. And another rendition of 27 Jennifers? Why? It was good the first time, it's not as good on this album. I am sorely disappointed. Don't even get me started on the pile that is "More Bacon Than the Pan Can Handle". Ugh.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. There are still some moments that show what Doughty is capable of, where he holds back on the production and instrumentation and lets his acoustic guitar chords and voice take over, like in the darker 'I Got the Drop on You,' which references his Soul Coughing days while still coming across as an original, but this is a rarity among the slick and silly tracks that make up the rest of Golden Delicious.
  2. 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.
  3. For fans who’ve followed the singer/songwriter since the demise of Soul Coughing, there’s a lot to recommend on Golden Delicious.