The Woods

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: May 24, 2005
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Q Magazine
    40
    Compared to their early work, disappointing. [Jun 2005, p.118]
  2. Under The Radar
    60
    The Woods feels almost nostalgic, exalting the era when noisemakers Nirvana, Sonic Youth, NIN, Fugazi and PJ Harvey were the touchstones of artistic merit. [#9]
  3. The least interesting, least engaging Sleater-Kinney album ever.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 178 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 125
  2. Negative: 18 out of 125
  1. Jan 6, 2016
    10
    I think 11 years on I can say its a classic record. S-K progressed with each album until they reached perfection with this and No Cities ToI think 11 years on I can say its a classic record. S-K progressed with each album until they reached perfection with this and No Cities To Love. Are they capable of making a less than perfect album anymore? Full Review »
  2. MikeL
    Feb 16, 2008
    10
    Amazing. Still an absolutely amazing record.
  3. Jan 15, 2015
    10
    Their most brutal album, by far, and yet what a wonderful pain it is. They were always so razor sharp, but this time, they've decided toTheir most brutal album, by far, and yet what a wonderful pain it is. They were always so razor sharp, but this time, they've decided to bludgeon and pulverize. Full Review »