Mentor Tormentor

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Magnet
    60
    Mentor Tormentor may be Earlmart's best album. But it still falls short of greatness, hamstrung by songwriting and production moves that have clearly become the band's comfort zone. [Fall 2007, p.93]
  2. You'll find great boy-girl vocals, muted guitars and quiet but hooky pop.
  3. Props for being candidly happier, but as is often the case with bands with ten-plus-years of solid material, Earlimart’s newest release serves us better as an unwitting PR campaign for the rest of their oeuvre.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. RLB
    Sep 25, 2007
    8
    Earlimart's a band that makes great records and puts on outstanding shows. Saw them open for Son Volt and became instantly hooked. Earlimart's a band that makes great records and puts on outstanding shows. Saw them open for Son Volt and became instantly hooked. Mentor is an enjoyable listen, especially for a crisp fall afternoon. Full Review »
  2. FrankL.
    Sep 10, 2007
    10
    Excellent release!! Earlimart comes through again. I love every song on it. Met them at Joe's pub in the city, wonderful human beings Excellent release!! Earlimart comes through again. I love every song on it. Met them at Joe's pub in the city, wonderful human beings and musicians. Full Review »
  3. JCC.
    Aug 29, 2007
    8
    A silky smooth album with obvious nods to Elliott Smith and The Posies. A welcome return.