Rise To Your Knees

  • Record Label: Anodyne
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2007
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. The mere fact they've been able to come together to make an album as solid and coherent as Rise to Your Knees is little short of miraculous, but it pales in comparison to the Meat Puppets best music and suggests that they still have a ways to go before they're fully back in fighting shape.
  2. Blender
    60
    Curt Kirkwood has written a gorgeous album that channels his brother's world-weary relief. [Aug 2007, p.116]
  3. Rise is a welcome, if uneven, return.
  4. The years, however, have worn on the Meat Puppets. Their unrestrained gusto has been replaced with a slower, methodical purging.
  5. Under The Radar
    60
    Rise won't grab you like those classic Puppets records do. But upon several listens, the album offers definite pleasures, as well as a couple surefire tunes that stand with the band's bes. [Summer 2007, p.91]
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. FineTuned
    Aug 13, 2007
    9
    Better than it ought to be. The Puppets are back and this is only the start.
  2. DipsyP.
    Aug 12, 2007
    6
    So what can you say about the brothers Meat? It's good to see them play again? At least Cris is cleaning up a bit? Yeah, it's all So what can you say about the brothers Meat? It's good to see them play again? At least Cris is cleaning up a bit? Yeah, it's all of that and a little more. Though not a return to the glory of 80's and early 90's, it is a more mature outing, with a few scars from the journey showing themselves as inadequate fodder for inspiration. The album is not bad by any means, just not able to find its groove and hold it for an album's worth of songs. I think Rise is a great first step to what will hopefully be a renaissance for Curt and Cris. Here's sending some muse mojo your way guys. Full Review »
  3. MK
    Aug 11, 2007
    8
    their best for a long time. nice to hear the puppets returning to good form.