Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 25, 2011
    80
    If your taste in music runs to bands that are very much one of a kind then this odd and oddly loveable album might well be to your liking. [Sep 2011, p.52]
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    80
    While fans might be disappointed that the album doesn't feature "Herb" Alexander, they'll have a hard time being disappointed with Green Naugahyde, an album that will satisfy those in the know while continuing, as Primus always have, to baffle the uninitiated.
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    80
    If all seven of their previous studio works represent a layer in Wynona's castor Taco-Bell repast, then it's appropriate to say that Green Naugahyde takes a big bite of the whole thing.
  4. Sep 22, 2011
    80
    Green Naugahyde is very much a return to their glory years, which makes it a great introduction for new ears and a satisfying addition to the catalogue for long-time fans.
  5. Sep 20, 2011
    80
    Overall, the writing is richer, peaking with the somber songcraft of "Last Salmon Man."
  6. 80
    Larry "Ler" LaLonde plays his complimentary role so well it's scary, Claypool has never sounded better, and Jay Lane jumps back onto the train before it goes a-chuggin' without him again.
  7. Sep 14, 2011
    60
    Jay Lane clearly understands how to complement Claypool's busy bass lines and LaLonde's unconventional guitar playing, and his drumming fits in really, really well with the group.
  8. Sep 13, 2011
    60
    The writing is more a series of creepy pranks than a set of tunes, but Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane are a tight knottyrhythm team, and their propulsion under the comic vocals in "Tragedy's a'Comin' " and in the manic marching jam "Last Salmon Man" is no monkey business.
  9. Sep 13, 2011
    50
    Green Naugahyde is all rubbery, aggro Bootsy, picking up where 1999's nĂ¼-metal-chasing Antipop left off.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 9, 2012
    9
    What an amazing LP.
    Not as much revolutionary as Sailing The Seas Of Cheese, but great anyways.
    This is a lot better than Antipop; my
    favourite track is Green Ranger.How anxious. Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2012
    8
    Simply the best Primus album since Tales from the Punchbowl. This is a satisfying album mixing Les' groovy old basslines with convincing solos from Larry, and the return of Jay Lane is a success. A must buy for any Primus fan. Full Review »
  3. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    For me this has been the best album so far this year. Hennepin Crawler, Eyes of the Squirrel, Jilly's on Smack, Moron TV, and Green Ranger are simply Primus classics. Great stuff from start to finish. Full Review »