• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Oct 5, 2004
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29

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  1. Sep 30, 2010
    9
    I can't believe this album doesn't get better ratings. Dime? Wheels? Guitar Man? Carbon Monoxide? ... some of their best work, and overall a much better and much more clever album than Comfort Eagle. While Pressure Chief probably isn't my favorite CAKE album (that would be either Prolonging the Magic or Fashion Nugget), it certainly isn't far from the top.
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Smart, subtly subversive, and always catchy - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  2. Although Pressure Chief isn't a bad album, several of its songs come off like b-side compliation fodder rather than a batch of fresh material.
  3. Only a handful of tracks -- including "No Phone" and the surprisingly sweet "She'll Hang the Baskets" -- push pleasure buttons like they ought to.