The Spine

  • Record Label: Zoe
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2004
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 2 out of 16

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  1. JohnM
    Sep 8, 2004
    3
    This has got to be TMBG's worst effort. It's not worth owning legitimately. Of course they are entitled to one dud compared to all of the quality material they have created in the past.
  2. JasonF
    Jul 19, 2007
    2
    Museum of Idiots is an excellent song but the rest of the album isn't up to their usual high standard. I really wanted to like this album, but ultimately I think the song writing on this one was weak.
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Filter
    82
    Each song on The Spine is characteristically intelligent, observant, and poppy as all hell. [#11, p.94]
  2. Mojo
    60
    Nothing on The Spine drills into your cerebral cortex and demands to be whistled on public transport like earlier hits, but the tunes are agreeable enough. [Aug 2004, p.99]
  3. Every now and again they hit on a promising musical idea, then ruin it.