• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2011
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12

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  1. Oct 22, 2011
    10
    Amazing album. Funny, skillful, and it stays with you long after each listen. I could see how the meek reviewers might be insulted by some of the more pointed insults but this album is never that damaging (although people have become startling sensitive). Whatever even if you ignore that its one of the best albums I've listened to in a bit. Listen to it, or don't.
  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 working class masterpiece, and wonderful showpiece of Ry Cooder's skills.
  3. Nov 13, 2011
    9
    Somehow, I think Ry is laughing his ass off! This is nothing like an album of the year. I think that's the point. Every song covers a different musical genre. The lyrics are silly and mostly the musing and ranting and griping of an old man. It rings so true of an aging America. And isn't that what an album is supposed to do? ; give you a thought slant? I find this a truly genius example ofSomehow, I think Ry is laughing his ass off! This is nothing like an album of the year. I think that's the point. Every song covers a different musical genre. The lyrics are silly and mostly the musing and ranting and griping of an old man. It rings so true of an aging America. And isn't that what an album is supposed to do? ; give you a thought slant? I find this a truly genius example of American song writing.
    I don't find any socialism in carrying a .44. "Lord Tell Me Why" ought to raise a ruckus. "Dreamer" is truly a parody of pick-up ineptness. "Simple Tools" might even make Jimmy Buffett ...shut up!
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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. Oct 11, 2011
    80
    Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down could have tremendous cathartic power for this who are aware of history and its knack for repeating itself. For those who are willing, this is a good place to start an education.
  2. This doesn't rock, and it shouldn't. But it rollicks, skanks, and two-steps just fine.
  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.