• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. Mar 29, 2013
    A Mudhoney album through and through: no outright surprises sonically, but beneath the roar it's hard not to admire how their perennial piss-takes are subtly deepening and how their saturated superfuzz always sounds so good.
  2. Mar 29, 2013
    Vanishing Point proves the quartet is still a thrilling proposition, in love with the simplicity of mayhem and volume.
  3. Apr 10, 2013
    The guitars still crunch as hard as ever, and Dan Peters’ drumming has that distinct set of accents that keep the anticipation high.
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 25, 2013
    This is punk rock at its snotty, hilarious best, rattling along on an 100mph wave of smart, deadly one-liners and beautifully abrasive riffs. [Jun 2013, p.87]
  5. Apr 5, 2013
    While it’s very much business as usual--groove-led-Stooges-acid-pop with added screaming--it sounds so gloriously Mudhoney it offers a thrill akin to Popping Candy fizzing in My Little Pony blood.
  6. Apr 12, 2013
    Vanishing Point serves as a 34-minute distillation of what those who still expect things out of Mudhoney expect from Mudhoney.
  7. Mojo
    Apr 9, 2013
    Vanishing Point might be the best of this bunch, the group's B-movie R&B leaner and lairier than ever. [May 2013, p.86]
  8. Mar 29, 2013
    The reality that Vanishing Point is such a vibrant and quintessential Mudhoney album makes it a real triumph.
  9. Putting the fun in grunge since 1988, Mudhoney drink from the familiar well of Iggy on their ninth album with outrageously enjoyable results.
  10. Apr 3, 2013
    Vanishing Point is both an anachronism and, if you’re on Mudhoney’s wavelength, a hilarious bulwark against everything that’s annoyingly ephemeral about contemporary underground culture.
  11. Apr 1, 2013
    As you get better acquainted with Vanishing Point your perspective will shift, as they do on most albums that play up their surface unflatteringly.
  12. Q Magazine
    Apr 9, 2013
    [They sound] pissed off, over-amped, just the right side of sloppy, shorn of the brass grafted into recent outings--i.e. exactly like themselves. [May 2013, p.106]
  13. Jun 4, 2013
    [Vanishing Point is] raw and unrefined, it has as much energy and attitude as any of their previous albums.
  14. Apr 2, 2013
    While Vanishing Point keeps the slack alive, it cries for an extra shot of venom and volume.
  15. 85
    In other words, they haven’t lost a step as a band.
  16. Apr 12, 2013
    There remains a re-assurance in these grooves that here is a band that knows what is does best and is perfectly happy to play to its strengths.
  17. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2013
    Vanishing Point is a riot of dirty--yet never cluttered--Detroit riffs and Mark Arm's laconically enrage vocals. [May 2013, p.74]

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