Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    As catchy as it is woeful. [26 Aug 2005, p.60]
  2. If you've only heard of their work on The Ugly Organ or Domsetica, then I suggest picking this up. It's a great archive of the band's early unheralded accomplishments.
  3. Musically, Houses and Homes is mostly stellar.
  4. Surprisingly, the time frame covered by the collection does not detract from the listening experience, rewarding Cursive-completists with moments of power punk and the angular guitar work the band has come to be known for.
  5. Rolling Stone
    70
    Suggest[s] these guys' clatter-and-smash act was worth checking out back when you could have seen them in a basement. [25 Aug 2005, p.99]
  6. Expectedly, the longest lost tracks (talking '95, '96) are the most amateurish.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Andy
    Aug 22, 2006
    7
    If you're a Cursive fan, this album has some tracks you don't want to miss including a B-side from the Ugly Organ that will rock If you're a Cursive fan, this album has some tracks you don't want to miss including a B-side from the Ugly Organ that will rock your socks off. Full Review »
  2. HeathG
    Aug 17, 2005
    6
    I think people arent being so fair to this album. It's not the masterpieces we've become used to as of late. It's old stuff. I think people arent being so fair to this album. It's not the masterpieces we've become used to as of late. It's old stuff. None of it is something we couldnt live without. buy it if you need it. Full Review »
  3. chrissys
    Aug 16, 2005
    5
    This album is mediocre to say the least. I love the T.Kash. as much as the next "hipster"... but we all know that the cursive boys were just This album is mediocre to say the least. I love the T.Kash. as much as the next "hipster"... but we all know that the cursive boys were just hoping to put an extra dime in their pockets and well, I guess their wild tactics worked on me. Full Review »