Menos el Oso

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. What's really preventing Minus the Bear from making a breakthrough with El Oso is the band's unwillingness to head in new directions.
  2. While not all of the songs on Menos el Oso are winners, the album as a whole holds up much better than any of their previous efforts.
  3. They hit all the right notes and create the right hooks for success, at least in theory, but for all the passion in Jake Snider's voice, he might as well be singing about the ham sandwich he ate for lunch.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. BrandonC
    Nov 22, 2006
    10
    One of the greatest CD's I've listened to in a long time. Simply AMAZING!!!
  2. Brian
    Nov 7, 2006
    9
    This band deserves credit, I always come back to their LP's and find myself diggin them more as time goes by. Listen to Minus the Bear This band deserves credit, I always come back to their LP's and find myself diggin them more as time goes by. Listen to Minus the Bear and you too will see how inventive rock...rocks. Full Review »
  3. Andy
    Aug 16, 2006
    8
    No one plays their instruments better than these guys. Go see them live and be amazed.