Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The Mountain represents not only a point of no return and a cornerstone for the Heartless Bastards; the album's a personal triumph of desolate determination.
  2. This album isn't merely a single peak, but a whole mountain range.
  3. The third album from this inaccurately named Austin trio opens with its title track, an epic slab of country-grunge that beautifully showcases the soulful, weathered vocals of frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 17, 2009
    9
    This is the female counterpart to The Black Keys, and they are still signed on the Fat Possum label; well crafted Blues Rock with stunning This is the female counterpart to The Black Keys, and they are still signed on the Fat Possum label; well crafted Blues Rock with stunning vocal work. You won't be disappointed. Full Review »
  2. RickyTheMan
    Mar 9, 2009
    9
    Music (low and behold from the States) that makes you put down your Sonos controller and go out and see a show.
  3. timm
    Feb 25, 2009
    9
    Rocks like few others. Wennerstrom's voice is perfect for this music. Early nominee for record of the year (with AC Newman a close 2nd).