Lollipop

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. The Wire
    Jun 13, 2011
    80
    Given the unequaled brilliance of their SST era, it;s tempting to compare and contrast, but those who do so risk missing out on the often excellent music the Kirkwood brothes are making now. [May 2011, p.60]
  2. Uncut
    May 23, 2011
    80
    Lollipop is their 13th Studio album, and one of their best. [Jun 2011, p.91]
  3. 80
    Lollipop is the best Meat Puppets album since the halcyon days of Up on the Sun and Mirage, full of scudding lysergic country-rock grooves bound in twisting skeins of dervish lead guitar.
  4. Dec 9, 2011
    70
    Lollipop might have been an inspiring return to form; as it is, it's flawed but interesting enough to confirm there's still life left in this band, which (with any luck) the Meat Puppets will document in a more satisfying manner next time they record.
  5. May 3, 2011
    70
    Lollipop is the sound of three relatively _cheerful old men continuing to ignore and deride contemporary fashions and faddisms, playing the music they like to play and having a ball doing it. And what could be more punk rock than that?
  6. Apr 26, 2011
    70
    Recent Meat Puppet albums have had an ephemeral presence in record shops, particularly in the UK, appearing on a variety of labels and disappearing from the racks not long after release. With music so focused on the transitory nature of things, it seems strangely appropriate.
  7. Apr 28, 2011
    67
    Ultimately, the refrain to "slow down" on "Orange" captures where the modern Meat Puppets seem to rest best: casual and contemplative.
  8. Apr 15, 2011
    65
    There are plenty of great tunes here, just not much character. Lollipop's as catchy as your average power-pop record, but still hardly as essential as the band's peaks.

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