In Advance Of The Broken Arm

User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14

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  1. Tuna
    Mar 31, 2007
    1
    Just what the world needs, a female indie rock Yngwie Malmsteen. Talk about the Emporer's New Clothes...
  2. DebiB
    Mar 28, 2007
    9
    It took more than one listen to get into her sound, but I love, love, love it now. I don't like every single song on the cd, but I can't stop listening to at least half of them -- which is better than average compared to most albums I buy.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Mar 26, 2007
    9
    Marnie Stern is, as said below, a guitar goddess. This album's a bit long, but there's tons of energy just bursting from the seams on each track, and it makes it somewhat listenable, even though it shouldn't be. Sometimes it's very, very strange, but after a few listens you will fall in love with it.
  4. JohnJ
    Mar 15, 2007
    10
    Awesome!!!!! It takes a few listens to get into it, but once you get used to it, it becomes hard to listen to anything else. It is all I have listened to for 2 weeks.
  5. Edward
    Mar 10, 2007
    10
    Stern is an inspirational guitar goddess. I mean who else sounds like this when they're shredding. Best debut of the year so far. She rocks!
  6. MattD.
    Mar 7, 2007
    1
    It's like Yoko Ono fronting a frenetic Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Nearly unlistenable.
  7. greg
    Mar 2, 2007
    10
    yowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. This album is the prescription for anyone who thinks rock has imploded or has nothing new to offer.
  2. With Broken Arm, Marnie Stern has delivered a frenetic and ridiculously entertaining debut.
  3. Unfortunately, In Advance isn't an EP, and things falter a bit past the halfway mark.