Rise To Your Knees - Meat Puppets
Rise To Your Knees Image
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The rock band reunites (with a new drummer) for a new album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. In time-warp fashion, the band plays as distinctively and playfully as ever.
  2. Even without original drummer Derrick Bostrom, the Meat Puppets' magic is evident. The focused, yet relaxed, music throughout this album is among the best the band has ever made.
  3. 80
    While the lyrics to 'On the Rise' never explicitly address the se-duction of addiction, the pretty drone that cuts through the jangly melody nails it exactly. [Aug 2007, p.104]
  4. Generally speaking, the choruses on Rise far outshine the meandering verses, as the band snaps into a more simple and straightforward groove that highlights the trademark Kirkwood drawl.
  5. 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]
  6. 60
    Curt Kirkwood has written a gorgeous album that channels his brother's world-weary relief. [Aug 2007, p.116]
  7. Though this comeback celebrates the parole of ex-junkie bassist Cris Kirkwood, tuneful it ain't.

See all 14 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3