Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 60
    He doesn't stray far from his main band's template. [Oct 2007, p.108]
  2. The album allows acoustic guitar to be the rule more than the exception. And the sublime melodies on 'Never Day' and 'Honest James' shine. Naturally, you can't take the boy out of art-school.
  3. The overall feel is Sonic Youth Unplugged. [Oct 2007, p.106]
  4. Trying too hard to mimic his band’s tried-and-true telepathy with only karaoke-level results, it's easy to see he thinks he’s run out of ways to experiment.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Joe
    May 24, 2009
    9
    Such a nice album, much better than Psychic Hearts.
  2. AlanS.
    Sep 27, 2007
    10
    PURE SONIC LOVE! A real evolution in Thurston's style mixing rock, folk, acoustic noise with a wonderful lyrical dimension that is PURE SONIC LOVE! A real evolution in Thurston's style mixing rock, folk, acoustic noise with a wonderful lyrical dimension that is refreshing and never boring at any stage... Full Review »
  3. zoodude
    Sep 27, 2007
    8
    A fine album. The guitars sound beautiful and the songwriting is pure quality. It's a relatively quiet affair but Moore still rocks out A fine album. The guitars sound beautiful and the songwriting is pure quality. It's a relatively quiet affair but Moore still rocks out on a few occasions. This solo effort avoids self-indulgence and pretentious experimentation in favour of a more direct and melodic approach, with great results. Full Review »