Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Hot Shit immediately announces its intention to be a purposely difficult listen, and the difficulty persists through the album's eleven tracks.
  2. Stricken by the same backward-looking guitar worship disease that seems to have struck many in the indie community, the relentless string-bending and beer-bottle slides can't help but sound like stale recidivism.
  3. Neither hot nor shit; it's one of those albums you might buy on impulse and be neither disappointed nor overwhelmed by.
  4. From the ugly album art to the stupid title to the strange, messy songs, it's hard to tell if the band is growing up or just goofing off.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JesseF
    Oct 5, 2003
    8
    'Featuring "Birds"' is still the one to get, if you're getting only one...which isn't even to mention the Donner Party, 'Featuring "Birds"' is still the one to get, if you're getting only one...which isn't even to mention the Donner Party, whose second album may very well be the great lost album of the 80s. But unlike Quasi's last two albums, this isn't more of the same but worse. It's a new sound, and a good one, and one that fits Coomes' acerbic songwriting just as well as the ol' Roxichord did. Full Review »
  2. jeff
    Oct 3, 2003
    10
    Hot Shit's terrible cover is quickly overlooked after a couple listens. I haven't been this hooked on in record in years. music Hot Shit's terrible cover is quickly overlooked after a couple listens. I haven't been this hooked on in record in years. music with meaning, angst and rhythem. Full Review »
  3. Richard
    Sep 11, 2003
    10
    Album of the Year. Politically relevant, phenomenal musicianship, beautiful as a whole. To put it blunt, it stuns. Sam and Janet once again Album of the Year. Politically relevant, phenomenal musicianship, beautiful as a whole. To put it blunt, it stuns. Sam and Janet once again destroy the "rock and roll" revivalists with raw energy, wit, and tunes to boot. I say it again. It stuns. Full Review »