• Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2002
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 87
  2. Negative: 3 out of 87

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  1. JimE
    Jul 10, 2006
    2
    a waste of money
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 80
    Singer-songwriter Britt Daniel's gift for obtuse yet engaging melody is now where it ought to be: up front. [#9, p.155]
  2. Meticulously choppy and frequently free of inherent genre boundaries, it's an askew masterpiece of brains, brawn, heart, and soul.
  3. 80
    Spoon's secret is that this tension is never quite released, the martial beat never breaks down, full rock music never quite kicks in. [Oct 2002, p.120]