Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Apr 4, 2011
    It's a complicated exercise in postmodernism, and one that is surprisingly rich.
  2. Apr 4, 2011
    Heidecker & Wood have the pop culture fluency and musical skills to pull off this homage in gloriously cheesy detail. Starting from Nowhere may be odd, but it's also very enjoyable, especially for anyone who has a soft spot for soft rock.
  3. Apr 4, 2011
    Heidecker And Wood's music may not be meant for Tim And Eric, but it's certain that any fan of the show's comedy would enjoy chuckling to the sweet sensual sounds of Starting From Nowhere.
  4. Apr 4, 2011
    Heidecker is working in a format where his outsized comic eccentricity isn't a defining characteristic, Starting From Nowhere understandably starts feeling strained right around the burnout ballad "Weatherman." But at least this duo shows real commitment to its bizarrely reverent soft-rock tribute, which goes just a hair beyond being straight-faced.
  5. Under The Radar
    Apr 7, 2011
    This lovingly constructed, dead-on parody is like a time capsule that contains only an early '80s vinyl bargain bin. [Feb 2011, p.64]
  6. 60
    Perhaps Heidecker & Wood are creating an album that is meant to be somewhat obtuse and open. Perhaps it's part of the joke. I don't know, but I do know that, like after watching an episode of Tim & Eric, I just feel sort of confused.
  7. Apr 4, 2011
    This is ultimately mediocre music that sometimes recalls the sound and feeling of excellent music, and the only thing that Heidecker brings to the table is a smirking irony that is not particularly appealing when separated from hilarious comedy.

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