User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. BenJ.
    Jun 25, 2008
    9
    Bob continues to follow his muse and produces another record for fans to dig into. There's some fine, fine stuff here and the album works as a tight and cohesive whole. There's a really epic vibe to most of the tracks and Bob voice is in great form. Some of the critical reviews posted here are complete claptrap, shame they have to count in the average score as most serious Bob continues to follow his muse and produces another record for fans to dig into. There's some fine, fine stuff here and the album works as a tight and cohesive whole. There's a really epic vibe to most of the tracks and Bob voice is in great form. Some of the critical reviews posted here are complete claptrap, shame they have to count in the average score as most serious critical appraisals have recognized this record for what it is. Expand
  2. DanJ.
    Jun 25, 2008
    10
    Top to bottom greatness.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Robert Pollard Is Off to Business is a great return to form for Pollard. It has songs just as strong as anything on his Merge releases, but by living in these songs a little longer, this album feels more rooted and permanent than, for example, "Standard Gargoyle Decisions."
  2. On Off to Business, he accomplishes another step toward canonization, making a late-period album that removes any semblance of what made him great in the first place and is a largely uninspired trip down memory lane.
  3. 70
    Despite the invocation of those crusty legends [Guided by Voices], Business is no lo-fi throwback.