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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. 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 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 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. Expand
  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? 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 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? Expand
  3. 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 nillson's original version. don't let the critics fool you. enjoy.
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. Like the first version, you sense the party was more fun to attend than Pussy Cats Starring The Walkmen is to hear.
  2. While the covers of Nilsson's originals ("Don't Forget Me," "Black Sails") are still mostly sad-eyed, plodding downers, the covers of the covers take off.
  3. Under The Radar
    70
    Does “Pussy Cats” Starring The Walkmen stand on its own? It depends on what you thought of the original album because even with a Beatle as his best drinking buddy, Nilsson’s Pussy Cats still stumbles as much as it shines. [#15]