User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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  1. J.Yo
    Mar 21, 2008
    9
    No Presidents fan will be dissapointed. If you are not a fan yet, this is a great intro to fun rock'n'roll.
  2. WesmM.
    Mar 21, 2008
    10
    Hoping the "Mixed or average" reviews are just the result of preliminary 6-review weirdness; These Are The Good Times People isn't groundbreaking but it's certainly a perfectly entertaining summer album.
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. While not as immediately memorable as "Lump" or "Peaches," punchy songs like album opener "Mixed Up S.O.B.," "More Bad Times" and the breezy "Loose Balloon" come across as less novelty-like as a result of songcraft.
  2. There's nothing complicated on this album, but then when did things ever need to be complicated?
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    There's nothing essential here, but there's nothing to dislike either. [Apr 2008, p.115]