Let The War Against Music Begin


Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. The Minus 5 record really works when it gets close to power pop, such as "Got You," the sprightly "You Don't Mean It" and the wistful "A Thousand Years Away."
  2. Alternative Press
    The best songs... are the ones heavily influened by the Posies' Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer. [#154, p.98]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    The Minus 5, featuring Peter Buck, rely on a few chords and gentle harmonies, especially on standouts "Got You" and "You Don't Mean It." [3/2/01, p.70]
  4. Magnet
    The pure-pop masterpiece everyone knew McCaughey had in him. [#49, p.84]
  5. The disc evokes both the heartbreak and the buoyancy of bands like Big Star and Teenage Fanclub.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. RichS.
    Feb 20, 2002
    Not as good as past YFF efforts, but still pretty great.