• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2006
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. A little too homogenous to warrant many a repeat listen.
  2. Paste Magazine
    60
    The urgency and bile are palpable. [Oct 2006, p.84]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Apr 25, 2012
    7
    Solid, intelligent protest punk. "A Pillar of Salt" might be one of the twenty best songs of the last decade and The Thermals manage to buildSolid, intelligent protest punk. "A Pillar of Salt" might be one of the twenty best songs of the last decade and The Thermals manage to build a relatively solid release around it. As a side note, if you get the opportunity to see the album performed live, do so. You will not be disappointed. Full Review »
  2. GeorgeD
    Jul 4, 2007
    9
    Very good, straightforward tunes, catchy riffs, good singing.
  3. J.PaulP
    Feb 18, 2007
    10
    Listen to it, love it. This is the kind of album that makes everything else sound bad. It's easy to get obsessed with it and spin it Listen to it, love it. This is the kind of album that makes everything else sound bad. It's easy to get obsessed with it and spin it over and over again. Don't miss the live show either, they will destroy you! Full Review »