User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 106
  2. Negative: 8 out of 106

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  1. PresidentBush
    Jul 9, 2006
    1
    ill be gracious enough to give it a 1 b/c of the catchy song Stacys Mom, and the rest suck
  2. jmc
    Jul 9, 2003
    1
    don't be fooled by the bandwagoning reviewers that make up this metascore. this album is a muddled mess.... bland bland bland. i bought it based on the metascore and the reviews and I will NEVER do that again! have you heard the debut single "stacy's mom?" go read the lyrics. that will keep you away from this record alone. HOW FRIGGIN CORNY!!! this album could do well on hot AC don't be fooled by the bandwagoning reviewers that make up this metascore. this album is a muddled mess.... bland bland bland. i bought it based on the metascore and the reviews and I will NEVER do that again! have you heard the debut single "stacy's mom?" go read the lyrics. that will keep you away from this record alone. HOW FRIGGIN CORNY!!! this album could do well on hot AC with middleground corporate (albeit highly self-aware) frat dude-rock. the best reviewed album of the year? give me a break! maybe for middle aged white men who long for the days of hot MILFs and suburban rebellion. blech. Expand
  3. DaniloS
    Jul 8, 2003
    1
    In my opinion, blue album's melodies were far more elaborated than those from this album. It seems to me that I'll soon get tired of them, unfortunately. Where is their amazing creativity that made them my favorite band?
  4. JohnKerry
    Jan 16, 2007
    0
    You all suck including you fountain and of and wayne you all suck
  5. DavidW
    Nov 8, 2003
    0
    this band and this album suck
  6. thisalbumsucks
    Dec 23, 2003
    0
    THis album sucks arse
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Their tunes have always seemed too facile, but seven years divided by three albums doesn't equal glib, especially with those years deepening their lyricism rather than their cynicism.
  2. Not only their crowning achievement to date but also one of the year's finest albums, period.
  3. The secret to Fountains of Wayne's genius is the ability to infuse personality into a typically personalityless segment of America, making sadness and mundanity both interesting and deceptively fun.