Pawn Shoppe Heart

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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

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  1. leighw
    Sep 6, 2004
    9
    kicks the ass out of rock n roll blues.
  2. franzferdinand
    May 1, 2004
    9
    great great great ! i love both the white stripes and the von bondies. i don't think they're music is similar. i just think that the both two bands rock like noone else in the world. that's what i like. highlights: broken man, c'mon c'mon, the fever, posion ivy, try little tenderness (hidden track). anyways the album is incredible...
  3. missgolightly
    Apr 17, 2004
    9
    I don't know how Stollsteimer pulled this one out the bag, but it must have been a tight squeeze because this album is huge. As rifftastic, if not more so than Lack Of Communication, the production (sorry Mr. White)far exceeds the debut, and shows they can outshine any other detroit darlings. If you haven't seen this band live by now you've missed out.
  4. SnakeyesD
    Mar 19, 2004
    8
    Overall its a very entertaining disc, carrying the listener along with flair and while the songs seem for the most part a little more shallow and less honest than those on Lack of Communication, the have a polished luster that can't be ignored.
  5. markf
    Mar 12, 2004
    9
    Alright, so the album starts out with a slowed-down nod to "Immigrant Song." These two guys/two gals may not be in The White Stripes' league yet, and they might be semi-responsible for Jack White's conviction for assault, but this album is a pure rush of rock and roll. It sounds like a collection of old Standells/ Kinks/ T. Rex hidden treasures brought slightly up to date by Alright, so the album starts out with a slowed-down nod to "Immigrant Song." These two guys/two gals may not be in The White Stripes' league yet, and they might be semi-responsible for Jack White's conviction for assault, but this album is a pure rush of rock and roll. It sounds like a collection of old Standells/ Kinks/ T. Rex hidden treasures brought slightly up to date by doing everything the 60's bands would have done twice as much. Occasionally, the male lead singer sounds like he's as possessed as Roky Erickson. The female lead/ backing vocals are another welcome addition (especially if you can remember The Pandoras, r.i.p.) There isn't much original here, but it sure as hell is entertaining. Expand

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Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 80
    This is a rock ‘n’ roll album in the same way that ‘Fun House’ was a rock ‘n’ roll album.
  2. Alternative Press
    70
    At times monotonous, Heart's strongest tracks are those augmented with vocals by female guitarist Marcie Bolen and basist Carrie Smith. [Apr 2004, p.96]
  3. Pawn Shoppe Heart is a pretty kick-ass rock n’roll record.