Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    50
    While there are still some bright pop moments and interestingly demented freakouts like "Who's Running My Ranch," the album as a whole feels more hollow than even Pollard's sometimes tossed-off song fragments.
  2. Oct 29, 2012
    50
    There are some very good moments... but much of the album is given over to plodding, slightly aimless guitar anthems like "Fighting the Smoke" and "The March of Merrillville". There are good songs here individually, but taken together it's all a bit indigestible.
  3. Dec 4, 2012
    40
    Opening slog, "Heaven Is A Gated Community" plods hopelessly beneath its titular destination, setting the pace for a record-long limp. [No. 93, p.57]
  4. 40
    It's impossible for any Pollard release, solo or otherwise, to go too long without delivering something memorable, but he comes close to blowing it here.

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