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. The least interesting, least engaging Sleater-Kinney album ever.
  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. Q Magazine
    40
    Compared to their early work, disappointing. [Jun 2005, p.118]
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 »