• Record Label: Artemis
  • Release Date: May 7, 2002
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. He's at his best in the fictional-mythic mode that prevails here.
  2. Call him Tenacious Z. [31 May 2002, p.108]
  3. 90
    The album's undisputed highlights are "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)" and "Genius." [Album of the Month, July 2002, p.100]
  4. An eclectic, catchy opus that equals and occasionally surpasses his last really great release, Sentimental Hygiene.
  5. It rocks harder (and louder) without stinting on the musicianly colors that have always redeemed his sessionman whomp.
  6. 60
    For all his sour wit, however, Zevon remians a musical craftsman who's happy to leave the lyrics to others. [July 2002, p.102]
  7. Finds Zevon reverting to a fuller, plumper, back-to-the-'80s sound. [July 2002, p.122]
  8. For all My Ride's Here's inconsistency, it's blessed by Zevon, who retains one of the most distinctive and appealing vocal/lyrical cadences in rock 'n' roll.
  9. 60
    This follow-up isn't as clever or as caustic [As 2000's Life'll Kill Ya], but at least Zevon's now smiling as he goes his twisted way. [Jun/Jul 2002, p.116]
  10. 40
    Zevon, so frequently great, should know better.
  11. For the most part My Ride's Here is a misfire from an artist capable of much better work.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. SteveE
    Sep 15, 2003
    9
    More genius from the underappreciated Mr. Zevon. Really, who else would find a rhyme for seraphim, and get Letterman to guest, on the same More genius from the underappreciated Mr. Zevon. Really, who else would find a rhyme for seraphim, and get Letterman to guest, on the same album? Wish I would have bought it long ago and he could have spent the royalty $$ himself. Full Review »
  2. GabrielR.
    Jun 27, 2002
    9
    Another great album, from a great musician. Classic.