Strange Cousins From The West

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17

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  1. MilesJ.
    Aug 1, 2009
    5
    The reason to listen to Clutch is for Neil's storytelling. It's okay that they've lost the band members they were accumulating over the last few albums, but the lyrics here are not the group's best. This is a fans-only deal.
  2. MatthewE
    Jul 31, 2009
    6
    It's pretty good. Not great.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Even if it's a little less lively, it's still pretty typical Clutch: always heavy, always solid, and ideal background music for driving a semi-truck through a swamp.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    It's one of their strongest albums, which is saying a lot for a band who've been workhorses for the past two decades. [Aug 2009, p.106]
  3. While the harsher edges of their previous efforts have been sanded off long ago, frontman Neil Fallon still has a bucketload of fire and brimstone left in his belly and no-one does the possessed preacher man schtick quite like him.