Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A consistently heady and visceral shot of classic Mudhoney: angry, fuzzy guitars, propulsive rhythms, and sarcastically-jaded lyrics.
  2. Since We've Become Translucent does an almost unimaginably good job of adding heft, weight and, god I hate to say it, maturity to the garage idiom.
  3. Since We've Become Translucent isn't always the Mudhoney you remembered, but the album clearly carries the stamp of the band's personality, and shows the group can still rock out while pulling a few new tricks from its collective sleeve.
  4. 80
    Among their best. [Sep 2002, p.104]
  5. 70
    More of the same, yes, but good enough to make longtime fans crank the volume on the way to their divorce hearings while younger converts learn that the rock wasn't born last year. [#55, p.83]
  6. Since We’ve Become Translucent’s greatest flaw -- its dumbed-downedness -- becomes apparent and sad as the album’s first half goes on.
  7. Only one or two tracks capture that combination of venom, wit and old-time Northwest angst that made Mudhoney one of the grunge movement's standouts. [Oct 2002, p.88]
  8. 60
    Their mischievousness is still palpable, but it's shot through with purpose, gumption and spectacular riff-raunch action. [Sep 2002, p.114]
  9. 60
    They resemble a Seattle version of Iggy and the Stooges. [#9, p.152]
  10. The band sounds as dense and murky as ever, although it has added a few free-jazz strokes on some tracks.
  11. The problem with Since We’ve Become Translucent is that it doesn’t measure up to the standards Mudhoney set with the undeniable gripping music they produced in their heyday.
  12. This is the sound of Grunge Past, raised from the dead to parade its rigor-mortised corpse around for a few moments before returning to the grave. And it's kinda fun, but hardly bears a second listen.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Thom
    Jun 22, 2005
    A true masterpiece. The sound of rock n roll mixed with jazz and punk forms the basis of the album, a true "Sonic Infusion" of sound reaching from the highest of pop song to the lowest of dirge. Full Review »
  2. paulg
    Nov 17, 2002
    they haven't released a good album since piece of cake. reverting back to sub po records, i had hope.think again. this album is boring. these guys are all washed up. if you're looking for some real rock, pick up gluecifers' new album 'basement apes'. that's what it's all about. Full Review »
  3. fuzzrite
    Aug 24, 2002
    "When you lash out against society / And find yourself in penitentiary / And your cellmate says, 'You belong to me' / You gotta take it like a man" Full Review »