Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 14, 2011
    100
    In the transition from imitator to originator, the old boy has made one of his best albums ever. [Oct 2011, p.83]
  2. Sep 1, 2011
    90
    This is about as good and sustained a riposte to the grubby, grabbing times we live in as any artist has mustered, which makes it essential listening.
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    90
    Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch/Perro Verde) ranks not only among his very best releases, but among the best socio-political albums ever made.
  4. 100
    It's a relief to report that Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down is his best effort by far since Chavez Ravine.
  5. 100
    The humour is often savage--a sprightly accordion heralds a story of damaged troops--but Cooder's aim is true. He's become a Woody Guthrie for our times.
  6. 100
    The sound of the album is deliberately vibrant and varied.
  7. This doesn't rock, and it shouldn't. But it rollicks, skanks, and two-steps just fine.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Oct 18, 2011
    5
    It's kind of fun and interesting, but you see a metascore in the 90's and expect one of the best albums of the year, and this album is justIt's kind of fun and interesting, but you see a metascore in the 90's and expect one of the best albums of the year, and this album is just okay. Obviously all the critics give high marks for Cooder's critique of society, but singing about corruption and the government doesn't make it good music, and the actual music on this album is not great. It is creative and unique, changing styles every song with a genuine sound, but as far as a music album goes, it is mediocre, nothing more. Full Review »
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    Truly a wonderful album. If you hard time dealing with leftist politics in your music, I recommend you suck it up. This is an amazing workingTruly a wonderful album. If you hard time dealing with leftist politics in your music, I recommend you suck it up. This is an amazing working class masterpiece, and wonderful showpiece of Ry Cooder's skills. Full Review »
  3. Oct 28, 2011
    2
    While Cooder's skills as a musician are thrillingâ