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. Menos el Oso ultimately stumbles on its own self-conscious maturity.
  2. The potential and promise that was spoken of so fervently when Minus The Bear arrived is slowly being fulfilled.
  3. Prior to this record, Minus The Bear had a reputation for jokey song titles and bloodless precision, but here, the band reinvents itself as a purveyor of nightmares.
  4. Alternative Press
    100
    There's a constant sense of forward motion to Menos El Oso that suits the whole metaphor of growing up and growing out. [Oct 2005, p.156]
  5. Urb
    80
    A sublime success. [Jul/Aug 2005, p.103]
  6. Their trademark wit is still present but less forced; instead it is more intelligent and reflective, and as the band produced this album themselves, the reward is apparent: they sound more self-assured and strong than they ever have.
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.