• Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Jul 19, 2011
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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
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  1. Aug 16, 2011
    40
    The trouble is, for all its inventive wordplay and expert pastiches, Join Us swiftly becomes the musical equivalent of that witty, but rather-too-clever male party guest who always ends up going home alone. [Sept. 2011, p. 119]
  2. 75
    Cautiously, I submit that Join Us, their 15th album and first non-children's release in four years, has that old-school TMBG feel, as if the Unlikely Rock Band ditched the self-conscious weirdo-geek shtick for a more genuine weirdo-geek non-shtick shtick.
  3. Jul 29, 2011
    70
    The band's latest album, Join Us, expresses the group's signature nerd pride with a combination of simplicity and fantasy fit for ex-losers, children and those weird kids in high school.