Shake The Sheets - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Crackles with sparkling guitar work and [is] simply a great, fun, rock n' roll album.
  2. Practically every song is a near-perfect amalgam of straight-up melodies and pogoing beats. [5 Nov 2004, p.80]
  3. 100
    A strong contender for album of the year, Shaking the Sheets is a masterpiece of fucked-up mod pop: political but not preachy, insistent yet never twitchy, respectful but never blatant.
  4. If Shake the Sheets lacks the subtle, nuanced excursions of its predecessor, it's redeemed by an urgent, unrelenting focus.
  5. Easily Leo's best album since The Tyranny of Distance.
  6. 86
    Has everything we've come to expect from Leo: it's clever, earnest, wry and literate, all delivered with his trademark falsetto flourishes. [#13, p.100]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. MichaelS
    Oct 14, 2006
    9.6 I cannot wait for his next one.
  2. Kingofthecosmos
    Nov 27, 2005
    Great stuff. He is a lyrical guy with a cause. I saw him in concert and i was blown by the energy he puts in his work. great guitar player and great lyricist/singer....i have to get his older stuff now! Full Review »
  3. LelandR
    Oct 12, 2005
    Great album, some amazing stuff on here