Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jan 27, 2014
    It doesn't keep up the quality all the way through but given his relentless enthusiasm from start to finish, El Khatib is probably used to people not keeping up with him. [Oct 2013, p.101]
  2. Classic Rock Magazine
    Oct 23, 2013
    [The album] runs from garage rock to impressive reggae-tinged fuzzstompers. [Sep 2013, p.93]
  3. Jun 5, 2013
    Head In The Dirt successfully picks up where El Khatib’s debut left off.
  4. 60
    For the most part, his rasping punk is a sexy but grotty treat.
  5. Apr 30, 2013
    For all of its weirdness, this album feels more like a pop record than his debut, and while Auerbach certainly didn't scrub all of the dirt and grime off of the album, it feels a lot more put together, bearing a lot of resemblance to the Black Keys' later work.
  6. May 8, 2013
    He's less convincing as a badass ("Family") than as a guy who fights desperation by partying ("Low").

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