Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Paste Magazine
    30
    While Hamilton Leithauser's hoarse yowl perfectly suits the plastered proceedings, the late Nilsson woudl likely have settled for a less sincere form of flattery. [Nov 2006, p.81]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. erike
    Oct 30, 2006
    8
    the critics are morons as usual. if you like the walkmen, you will like this album. and no, it doesn't matter if you are familiar with the critics are morons as usual. if you like the walkmen, you will like this album. and no, it doesn't matter if you are familiar with nillson's original version. don't let the critics fool you. enjoy. Full Review »
  2. TomM
    Oct 27, 2006
    9
    The critics are missing the point here, entirely. This is a perfect cover of a really strange album. But what is there to knock, really? The critics are missing the point here, entirely. This is a perfect cover of a really strange album. But what is there to knock, really? Leithauser has never sounded better/more in control of his unique voice, and it's suited well to this material. And to score the album a 50 just because it's incredibly out-there to even be covering a cult album like this...that just doesn't make sense. These guys took an album they loved, and here's their tribute, and it sounds great. Maybe I missed something somewhere along the line -- but isn't that enough to merit a decent review? Full Review »
  3. Mike
    Oct 25, 2006
    8
    While I agree that this album doesn't quite stand on its own, it fits perfectly in The Walkmen's catalog. It's pretty much While I agree that this album doesn't quite stand on its own, it fits perfectly in The Walkmen's catalog. It's pretty much just for the fans. And aside from the usual, awesomely sprawling Walkmen fare, there's some really interesting stuff in there; early Wilco, a little Nick Cave, an absolutely Lennon-esque "Many Rivers To Cross". If you've been a fan since the beginning, you'll probably like this a lot. Full Review »