Tenacious D - Tenacious D

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. They're profane, bursting with rage and lust, and they deliver more laughs than anyone since Richard Pryor.
  2. While the acoustic D sounds better, weirder, and purer, this still is a hell of a record, particularly because it rocks so damn hard.
  3. 90
    This is the stuff of pure comic genius.
  4. A sense of humor is definitely required, as is an appreciation for everything rockin'.
  5. What makes this album special is that it's a big wet kiss to music.
  6. 80
    As endearing as early Ween. [Jan 2002, p.76]
  7. Take away the insane lyrics, and you’ve still got music worth listening to. Granted, it sounds like Journey being raped by Ronnie James Dio, but you have to admit that’s intriguing.
  8. Managing an odd simultaneous fusion of stupid and clever, acoustic-guitar-wielding rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass mingle songs and skits on their slick, gleefully profane, Dust Brothers-produced debut.
  9. Not since Bob and Doug McKenzie have two jokers nailed the clod-metal aesthetic so accurately: Nearly every lyric here comes straight from your high school's bathroom wall.
  10. As entertainment, Tenacious D succeeds surprisingly well -- for the first few listens.... The only long-term replay value you'll get from this record will come from playing it for friends who haven't heard it.
  11. Shelve this one next to that Adam Sandler CD you haven't listened to in four years.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 58
  2. Negative: 3 out of 58
  1. deanb
    Jul 26, 2007
    This album is unbelievably good, i first flung it off as some silly shenanigans but not only is it funny its incredibly furious and rocking, theres a real sense of musicianship when listening to this album 5 stars for me. Full Review »
  2. Jul 29, 2014
    Hardest and funniest rocking I've ever heard... Can listen to it all day, every day. Best band, period. Nothing else to be said. Long live the D!
  3. j30
    Jan 30, 2012
    It's hard to rate Tenacious D's self-titled debut, while it's well made and relatively funny. You can't help but think why would they make this album. Did Jack Black really sell his soul to the devil to write "greatest song in the world" or was he just bored. Regardless it's a fun listen. Full Review »