• Record Label: New West
  • Release Date: Apr 28, 2009
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5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6

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  1. StevenR
    Apr 28, 2009
    7
    Really haven't listened to the album much (it's just ok) but had to call Tim M an elitist dildo. Have you heard the album? Not likely because you don't like him. So don't review it. Stick to listening to what Pitchfork tells you to.
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43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. While Lee’s preachy lyrics often feel forced and rarely reach beneath the surface of the issues, the man known for homespun sing-alongs retains his catchy strumming and perfect blend of sweet and funny musings, making it difficult not to root for him.
  2. 30
    Amid spoken-word interludes and I'd-like- to-buy-the-world-a-Coke-style choirs, only Lee's innate melodic gift saves him from total embarrassment.
  3. The Rebirth Of Venus, his seventh full-length, offers a more direct kind of terrible.