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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. 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 with meaning, angst and rhythem.
  2. 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, 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 '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. Expand
  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 destroy the "rock and roll" revivalists with raw energy, wit, and tunes to boot. I say it again. It stuns.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 80
    Quasi has finally crafted a studio work that exudes the same whiff of spontaneity that's always been evident in performance. [#61, p.105]
  2. Neither hot nor shit; it's one of those albums you might buy on impulse and be neither disappointed nor overwhelmed by.
  3. Protest songs that are both insidiously hummable and foot-stompingly rocking.