Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. An old-school indie-rock disc reminiscent of Bettie Serveert, Rainer Maria, and Liz Phair.
  2. A wonderful balance of beautiful indie rock and subtle country.
  3. 90
    One of the best indie rock albums you're going to hear this year.
  4. Uncut
    80
    Producer Mike Mogis [gives] these delicate songs a sheen that was lacking on their 2001 debut. [Jul 2003, p.114]
  5. Blender
    80
    Sentimental post-country tunes knock against acute lyrics about rent, overbearing parents and other aspects of the pre-midlife crisis, as rock-out moments keep grimness at bay. [#11, p.140]
  6. Alternative Press
    80
    When they're on, they're really fucking on. [Dec 2002, p.94]
  7. A dynamic album with intriguing lyrics, a country/folk shimmer, and explosive pop moments.
  8. Q Magazine
    70
    At times slightly overdone, but on the whole enormous fun. [Jul 2003, p.111]
  9. The songs are pretty, the guitars are mellow, all complimentary and measured; dull, in other words.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. mj
    Feb 15, 2006
    10
    Near perfect indie/country. Jenny sounds like an angel, buy this cd.
  2. sitaloneandwonder
    Jul 28, 2005
    10
    fan-tas-tic
  3. C.H.
    May 30, 2005
    10
    Jenny Lewis' voice is as clear as a bell. This album rocks.