Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Once his political songs fell flat because he wasn't scared or angry enough. Now when he's a shit you wonder why you should care--which is kind of hip-hop, don't you think?--but Bush has him so scared and angry he makes up for it, with a dedicated posse of El Lay studio vets getting in their licks.
  2. Mojo
    80
    Backed by an ace band... he's back in familiar territory. [May 2005, p.109]
  3. Paste Magazine
    80
    Throughout the disc, a dream band backs him up... providing rich atmosphere and detail to his songs. [#16, p.129]
  4. Here Come the Choppers may not win the songwriter many new fans, but because of its consistency and terminal uniqueness, it will certainly keep his fan base coming back for more.
  5. Uncut
    70
    The lyrical balance of wit and poignancy is still here... plus stronger melodies than we've heard from him in some time. [May 2005, p.96]
  6. Q Magazine
    70
    A welcome change of gear. [Jun 2005, p.118]
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. artthomas
    Feb 9, 2006
    1
    Although I have not heard every one of Loudon's albums, this one made me think he has lost his muse or he isn't even trying Although I have not heard every one of Loudon's albums, this one made me think he has lost his muse or he isn't even trying anymore. It's hard for me to believe that he liked these songs. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jun 29, 2005
    7
    Good but not great. Worth it for a few Loudo gems and the crack band. "Last Man on Earth" is much better.
  3. StaggerLee
    May 16, 2005
    9
    One of his best ever!