FilterIt's ultimately a pop album, reflective and thoughtful, and these songs are just that: songs. [#12, p.97]
Under The RadarA more pop-oriented approach, with acoustic textures and melancholic tendencies that recall some of the band's finer work. [#7]
Rolling StoneLike many of the band's best, it's packed to bursting with sometimes inscrutable pleasures. [16 Sep 2004, p.79]
Alternative PressSounds like every other disc Matador has released by them. [Oct 2004, p.134]
JorgeCAug 25, 2004Robert Pollard is from another planet.
andertonAug 25, 2004Bittersweet masterpiece.
ericAug 25, 200410 as any GBV song is
markfAug 31, 2004I'd probably give it a 7.5 if possible (Hey, MC, why isn't it possible? It can't be that hard!) I've enjoyed all the I'd probably give it a 7.5 if possible (Hey, MC, why isn't it possible? It can't be that hard!) I've enjoyed all the recent GBV albums. I enjoy the electric guitar sonics, mostly inspired by The Who, with Peter Gabriel takin' over vocals from Roger Daltrey on about 80-90% of the songs. What I like the best about this one are the acoustic jams which pop up more often than before. I will admit that this album "seemed" to have a little-bit-more filler than previously, but if you believe Dubya should be kicked out of D.C., then perhaps, those can be forgiven. As far as John R goes, I have no explanation, except maybe take a vacation and/or a chill-pill (or maybe change your politics!?!Apparently, you wanted to kick RP while you still had the chance.) This is a pretty-decent swan song, but too bad it wasn't epic. Of course, if it was, there'd be no reason to have a swan song!… Expand
LawrencePSep 17, 2004Average for these guys. A masterpiece for most bands.
NeilDSep 16, 2004Their weakest since Do The Collapse. Still there is some strong stuff on here. Especially the first five tracks and the final cut.
JohnRAug 23, 2004Oh Bob what happened? You created your worst album, and then you say goodbye. Perhaps it's just a ruse. At least that's what Oh Bob what happened? You created your worst album, and then you say goodbye. Perhaps it's just a ruse. At least that's what I'm hoping.… Expand
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