The New Folk Implosion

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mojo
    60
    For better and occasionally worse, it feels effortless for listener and writer alike. [Apr 2003, p.112]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    Gone are most of the Beck-ish hip hop stylings, back is the bespoke indiecraft of spidery guitars, loose drums and oblique lyricism. [Mar 2003, p.108]
  3. And while its high points are nice and its low points aren't offensive, The New Folk Implosion is not the kind of album one would likely choose to listen to over the Pearl Jam and Paul Westerberg records that are similar and, frankly, better.
  4. The melodies are there, but they sure aren't catchy pop.
  5. The band's new sound is nothing short of painfully, achingly banal.
  6. Uncut
    40
    For Barlow stalwarts only. [Mar 2003, p.100]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. OgtoF
    Aug 13, 2006
    10
    Tout est bon.
  2. michaelm
    Mar 24, 2003
    2
    Very dull. Disappointing for Lou Barlow fans. Hoped for better but, got what I expected.