The Minus 5 [The Gun Album]

  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Feb 7, 2006
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The quality of the compositions is consistent and the album has an overall stylistic coherence that makes the Minus Five sound very much like a real band. Now, if he could only figure out how to make it rock, he'd be onto something.
  2. Ultimately, however, The Minus 5 is the indie-rock equivalent of Ocean's Twelve. Everyone involved is clearly having a blast, and the result for the audience is often infectious. But just as often it is distancing, like watching footage of someone else's birthday party.
  3. 60
    When the jokes stop... the relentless cantering pace and slightly predictable pedal steel accoutrements that characterise the bulk of the material here can struggle to hold your attention. [Mar 2006, p.92]
User Score
8.7

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. calvinhobbes
    Apr 5, 2006
    10
    Among last albums I bought this is one of my favourite (but also Morrissey, J. Johnson, Coxon, Stereolab...)
  2. RoyR
    Feb 19, 2006
    6
    Enjoyable for the most part, but never spectacular.
  3. danm
    Feb 10, 2006
    9
    A solid album with great guest appearances. The sardonic humor & infectious melodiers we have come to expect from Scott & Co. are plentiful. A solid album with great guest appearances. The sardonic humor & infectious melodiers we have come to expect from Scott & Co. are plentiful. It doesn't leave previous releases in the dust, but it certainly will not disappoint. Full Review »