Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 60
    It understandably struggles with a weightiness, an emotional claustrophobia. [Jun 2006, p.100]
  2. If anything clouds the reflection offered by The Boxing Mirror, it comes in the form of a couple of odd production choices.
  3. Most of the time, it's run-of-the mill soft rock.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MarkH
    May 15, 2006
    9
    The Boxing Mirror is among the greatest Escovedo efforts that also include Gravity and A Man Under the Influence. Swings deftly between raw The Boxing Mirror is among the greatest Escovedo efforts that also include Gravity and A Man Under the Influence. Swings deftly between raw rock and dark ballads. Break This Time is an instant classic. Full Review »
  2. MichaelM
    May 10, 2006
    10
    I him perform many of these songs live a couple days before the cd came out. It was a very powerful performance and I was a little worried I him perform many of these songs live a couple days before the cd came out. It was a very powerful performance and I was a little worried that the passion and energy might not come through on the cd. My fears were totally unfounded, this cd rocks. Oh, and if you get a chance to see him live do it. Full Review »
  3. Dave
    May 5, 2006
    10
    An early entry in the race for the album of the year.