Warpaint

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. They're old-fashioned, but in the best sense: they're in it for the long haul, which the superb Warpaint proves beyond a shadow of a doubt.
  2. 60
    Warpaint does, however, fall somewhat short of the triumphant comeback The Black Crowes set their 10-gallons at.
  3. Mojo
    60
    It's not a great album but it is good, bar a slapdash feel to some songs and too much squealing, dated guitar. [Apr 2008, p.100]
  4. Warpaint starts off strong--the first third of the album reveals some of the best range and craft of the band's career--but songs like 'We Who See the Deep' are just too unfocused to be memorable.
  5. While it doesn't reach the gold standard of the Black Crowes' first three albums, Warpaint more than justifies the band's continued existence nearly 20 years after it emerged as an unapologetic anachronism specializing in British blues and Southern-fried blue-eyed soul.
  6. A much-matured (now fortysomething father) Chris ?nds peace and clarity through some of his ?nest, most poetic storytelling to date.
  7. Though no song stands out as particularly remarkable, Warpaint drips steady consistency.
  8. Warpaint mines the same Allmans-to-Zappa synthesis of influences that's been the Crowes' stock in trade but finds the group fortified by sharp songwriting and lace-tight, live-sounding performances.
  9. It's not a huge departure for the Southern songbirds but proves them to be magisterial practitioners of the dark blues-rock arts.
  10. Never in 24 years have The Black Crowes either changed their tune or sounded contrived, and they’re getting better all the time in their dependably unfashionable way.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. AlejandroC.
    Mar 25, 2008
    7
    Long time Crowes fan, this album is fantastic on 1st listens but fades with time I feel I am more interested in older material, still.
  2. NickD.
    Mar 21, 2008
    10
    It's good to have them back. The irony is that they sound the same as always, but because they are so completely different than any It's good to have them back. The irony is that they sound the same as always, but because they are so completely different than any music being made right now their sound is refreshing. Full Review »
  3. JackS.
    Mar 20, 2008
    10
    The Crowes reach deep into themselves and American (and Amorican) tradition to make an original album of great rock and roll.