• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2003
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

Review this album

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. Tuh
    Mar 22, 2003
    9
    This is a great album, even though the songs are all very similar. I especially like the title song.
  2. ShaneL
    Apr 12, 2003
    8
    Despite the over-consistency, it does not drown itself. This is one those records that makes you smile just listening to it.
  3. JeremyL
    Mar 18, 2003
    10
    It may often be unfair to rate the album based on live performances, but in this situation I have no choice. This is a dance record if there ever was one, and bouncing around to "It's Trivia" or "No Culture Icons" at a show is akin to the joy I felt in the early days of teendom. Buy this cd, see this band.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Adding some variety to their tempos would make the band even more impressive, but with More Parts Per Million they've created a bracing, charming debut.
  2. It's messy and it's fun. Sometimes pop music isn't meant to be cleaned up and polished to death, and here is proof of that.
  3. Yet though the music may not win any originality awards - Sebadoh and Guided By Voices spring instantly to mind as precursors - there is a refreshing lack of pretension throughout.