Nude With Boots

  • Record Label: Ipecac
  • Release Date: Jul 8, 2008
User Score
9.0

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

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  1. SpencerL.
    Jul 17, 2008
    8
    Not their best but a very good album. I don't think I know of any bands that still release relevant music after being around for so long. The Melvins are basically a benchmark for how music should be done. Serve yourself first, then if people happen to like it, fuck yeah. If not, then it's their loss.
  2. Alan@
    Jul 16, 2008
    8
    Not breaking any new ground, but blowin' shards of molten metal out of their bee-hives are... THE MELVINS. As a longtime fan, musician and family man, I can truly say I love this little collection of ditties. Bravo. Well done. Will see these guys live soon.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. It’s not a bad piece of work overall, but when we want to hear classic Melvins, “pleasant” music isn’t exactly what we’re looking for.
  2. Nude With Boots is an enjoyably acerbic listen, with a decent spread of compositional variety, that empties its acid bath just occasionally enough to give its audience time to towel off the waves of tumultuous noise.
  3. It’s slightly less menacing, yet without a discernible drop in power, which should go down well in the burbs without alienating their hipster metal following.