Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    Easily ranks among their best. [Oct 2002, p.83]
  2. The band's cadre of dedicated followers will no doubt forgive the dark direction as they file the disc in with their numerous other classics.
  3. Blender
    80
    The Mekons can do anything, because no one told them they couldn't, and they do it better than almost anyone else. [#9, p.152]
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    The Mekons have found a placid pasture for old punks. [6 Sep 2002, p.86]
  5. A return to textbook Mekons-- from gracefully shambling country to deep-beating tribal rhythms, by way of good, clean rock 'n roll.
  6. Oooh! takes everything The Mekons have achieved 'til now and makes it rock in truly celebratory style.
  7. Uncut
    80
    A refinement of the country/folk/reggae/rock amalgam The Mekons have pursued for years. [Oct 2002, p.108]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JohnL
    Jul 24, 2006
    6
    I used to be crazy for these folks !! They certainly released some of the greatest albums in the history of the field, but I'd have to I used to be crazy for these folks !! They certainly released some of the greatest albums in the history of the field, but I'd have to go all the way back to the late 90's, and Journey to the End of the Night to find one that I thought was really amazing. Many a mystical personal experience for me has left me listening to some of their anger and outright hate (even if it's somewhat tongue in cheek) with soured results. Hey I'm still an Anarchist myself, but bitterness and bile of this nature gives such suchery a bad name. They just seem to be running over old ideas with diminishing returns. There are a few better moments, but I'm being charitable in giving this a 6. Full Review »