• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Jul 26, 2005
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Lead bat Eric Johnson is a talented songwriter but his '60s lite-psych melodies and scruffy acoustic backdrop are not just tired, they're nearly dead.
  2. It’s not groundbreaking. It’s not a huge stylistic forward leap or a studio-stunt. It’s simply another of Eric Johnson and his band’s records of simple grandiosity.
  3. Magnet
    50
    Songs that actually shoot for happy tend to slide into saccharine. [#69, p.96]
  4. Alternative Press
    40
    Second-rate Shins. [Aug 2005, p.164]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. OttoZ
    Sep 28, 2006
    9
    Fun, lively, interesting.
  2. funkink
    Apr 16, 2006
    10
    I don't think its quite as good as previous albums, but after seeing them live I can't not love it.
  3. Dale
    Sep 27, 2005
    10
    The perfection of this CD is unvailed the more one listens to it. Saw their live on-stage performance which cemented my rating.