Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. China is terrifically rewarding.
  2. Uncut
    80
    Everything here roars. [May 2006, p.108]
  3. Billboard
    70
    Hatfield tears through 12 songs, posturing and pouting over caustic guitars and leaving her singalong hooks raw and unedited. [13 Aug 2005]
  4. Her songs still revolve mostly around the adolescent hell of looking right and pleasing jerky guys, a shtick that would be old if Hatfield, well into her thirties, didn’t genuinely sound as if she were still living through it.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. DavidA
    Dec 3, 2005
    10
    One of the best albums I've heard in a long time. Her sound has changed since the last album, which was a little sweeter. This One of the best albums I've heard in a long time. Her sound has changed since the last album, which was a little sweeter. This one's gritty, with more distorted guitar and less cutesy lyrics than some of her work. There really isn't a bad track on this disc, which goes by way too quickly. Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, and 12 are my favorites. Full Review »
  2. EffEll
    Oct 26, 2005
    3
    I use to be in love with Juliana. I'm not anymore.
  3. davidh
    Sep 26, 2005
    8
    I'm juliana's stalker,so it's kind of hard to be unbiased, and i hate to compare it with other albums. she continues to amaze. I'm juliana's stalker,so it's kind of hard to be unbiased, and i hate to compare it with other albums. she continues to amaze. she's everything rock and roll should be. her songs don't beg to be liked. or do they?her records are never quite as good as you want them to be, yet they're still my favorite records.she's got nothing left to prove, but keeps proving it. Keep writing, jules!!!!! Full Review »