User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. LouisC
    Jul 1, 2006
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    Homely Family more like it. If you take the meticulous calculations combined with the philosophical reverberations, what you get is a little like homeostatic observations.
  2. EricS
    Jul 11, 2006
    10
    Their best album yet! Rennie Sparks has a wonderfully skewed take on modern life.
  3. MattL
    Jun 11, 2007
    10
    A truly amazing piece of Americana. One of the best albums to come out in years with wonderfully wacky lyrics and beautiful vocalization via Brett Sparks. It doesn't get much better than this!
  4. CarlB
    Jul 31, 2007
    10
    This album is a classic, cold surreal lyrics dilivered with warmth and wit. Before this album, I hated anything country, after I am a true convert. Roll out the back catalogue......

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Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Although their entire catalog this far is remarkably solid, Last Days of Wonder probably one-ups its predecessors as a consistent band’s most consistent album.
  2. One can't help but think that just a little bit more spice might have elevated all of these beautiful ideas out of the trappings of their now painfully insular song structures.
  3. It's easy enough to listen to the album as a whole, but roughly a third of the songs are clunkers.