Tenacious D

Metascore
85

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. What makes this album special is that it's a big wet kiss to music.
  5. A sense of humor is definitely required, as is an appreciation for everything rockin'.
  6. 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.
  7. Mixer
    80
    As endearing as early Ween. [Jan 2002, p.76]
  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.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 59
  2. Negative: 3 out of 59
  1. deanb
    Jul 26, 2007
    10
    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,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. Dec 2, 2015
    9
    This album is unbelievably good. It's really funny and the music is actually good. Surprise. It's a jem of an album with great comedy thatThis album is unbelievably good. It's really funny and the music is actually good. Surprise. It's a jem of an album with great comedy that even they could not repeat. (see tribute) Full Review »
  3. Jul 29, 2014
    10
    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!