Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. This is ageless music, and utterly, one hundred per cent essential.
  2. Easily one of the most essential sessions albums ever released, this, and probably one of the year’s most essential, full stop.
  3. Government Commissions is a must-have for any Mogwai fan, as the live version of “Like Herod” alone is worth the price of the full CD.
  4. Back-to-back tracks recorded years apart seem inseparable, and some of the recordings here are the strongest the band – or anyone else – has ever put to tape.
User Score
9.4

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. TylerT
    Nov 14, 2005
    10
    Mogwai makes my brain smile.
  2. DamienP
    Aug 20, 2005
    9
    mogwai are life.
  3. Daniel
    Apr 21, 2005
    10
    Great Album.