Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mojo
    80
    Brevity obviously suits them as the results are both evocative and sublime. [May 2008, p.111]
  2. So while Jagjaguwar may well release a below par record in 2008, Shots is not that record.
  3. While Driedeger and company still have a ways to go in crafting a distinct sound and generally tightening their writing (especially the lyrics), they're well on their way.
  4. Under The Radar
    70
    Shots is more of what they do best, a guitarophile's mellow menagerie. [Spring 2008, p.83]
  5. Spin
    70
    It's a winning rethink, salvaging the best bits of a musical style that's too easily missed. [Apr 2008, p.100]
  6. Shots isn’t a perfect record by any means.... However, by the time the epic closer “Ghost Blues” enters its nasty twin-guitar breakdown, you’ll want to pour yourself another drink and hit Shots’ high points anyway.
  7. Filter
    62
    While Shots never delivers on its promotional material's promise of ushering in an uninhibited Bacchanalis, it doesn't crash either. [Winter 2008, p.96]
  8. After the surprising opening salvo, however, Shots clumsily bogs down in its desire to be big and rocking, even though any time Ladyhawk can be bothered to push the tempo.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MarcR.
    Apr 29, 2008
    7
    actually their second and their first was better and i am the only one who has it (HAHAHAHAHA)
  2. globalbloor
    Apr 26, 2008
    7
    This isn't Ladyhawk's first album... it's the second and the first was better.