Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Phillips captures the imagery, as well as the heart, of an era’s underground.
  2. The personal attachment to the material shines through.
  3. Q Magazine
    All [the tracks] are powerfully intimate. [Aug 2006, p.114]
  4. Mojo
    What makes this more than a self-indulgence is the mellow melancholy he brings. [Oct 2006, p.103]
  5. This consistency from song to song, and with the Grant-Lee Catalog, makes it fairly easy to accept Nineteeneighties as worthy project.
  6. While it's hard not to be overtaken with a sense of nostalgia while listening to this album if you knew these songs from back in the day, Phillips pulls them out of their original context and in the process reveals their strength is more timeless than one might have imagined.
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  1. SteveS
    Jul 28, 2006
    There are a couple of misses here, but the majority demonstrate the beauty and range of Phillips' vocal ability.