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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12

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  1. Oct 28, 2011
    2
    While Cooder's skills as a musician are thrillingâ
  2. Aug 7, 2012
    3
    Profoundly overrated. Understandably. From the first listen, one instinctively feels compelled to root for this immensely gifted, admirably weathered, and lovably clever curmudgeon. But with each passing track the albums themes begin to reveal age, or rather, rust that the listener may wish he could ignore. The perils of trusting politicians can only be reiterated so many times before they seem almost childish. Eventually, the uncomfortable notion that musicians may move us but they have repeatedly proven themselves, by and large, to be remarkably ignorant. Expand
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
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  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.