Pig Lib

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2003
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Apart from the wonderfully elastic, surprising “Us," it doesn't offer anything striking or resonant.
  2. Magnet
    60
    Just start at track six, where the getting gets good. [#58, p.97]
  3. Just like every other record Malkmus has been involved with, it doesn't feel like an album, doesn't feel like one whole work, doesn't feel focused, or of some specific intent. Pig Lib sounds rambling and goofy and slump-shouldered and half-assed and happened-upon and lazily comfortable with every step that it takes.
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    Shows little departure from the Malkmus formula. [Apr 2003, p.108]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. danc
    May 15, 2003
    10
    love every minute of it!! Saw them @ Irving Plaza, so tight and into it...It was great!
  2. bjorkboll
    Apr 20, 2003
    7
    Better than his solo debut, but lacking some of Pavements unpredictability.
  3. xPh
    Apr 11, 2003
    10
    Pig Lib only has to spin four times before it burn a hole in your head and heart.