• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 2006
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Blender
    60
    Their songiest record in more than a decade. [Jun 2006, p.145]
  2. Rather Ripped comes off as a collection of good-and-great songs, but it just isn't up there with their best.
  3. Spin
    40
    Ripped is about three- or four-minute songcraft--never the highlight of their resume. [Jul 2006, p.88]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    8
    I don't expect from Sonics repeating any of their hits like Daydream Nation or Washing Machine on this album. This all has been said and shut.I don't expect from Sonics repeating any of their hits like Daydream Nation or Washing Machine on this album. This all has been said and shut. This is just a compilation of really well-crafted *songs* (pretty much an innovation in Sonic Youth's music) with their old spice. Full Review »
  2. Jan 28, 2012
    8
    Rather ripped is a beautiful album that can still pack a punch. Every song is very beautiful and Incinerate could be the song of the decade.Rather ripped is a beautiful album that can still pack a punch. Every song is very beautiful and Incinerate could be the song of the decade. Sonic Youth is one of the only bands that can be thirty years old, but still have more life then most bands debut albums. Full Review »
  3. Sep 9, 2011
    10
    For a group whose reputation has long rested on tremendous risk-taking, to make a risk-averse album can be itself risky: it stands to beFor a group whose reputation has long rested on tremendous risk-taking, to make a risk-averse album can be itself risky: it stands to be denigrated as dull and half-assed by some critics who think that innovation can only go in one directionâ Full Review »