User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 83
  2. Negative: 8 out of 83

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  1. NTHstars
    Jun 21, 2003
    6
    These guys compose perfect feel good, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" Beatles era pop, that treads no new ground. Destined for elevators everywhere. The opening hook to "Stacey's Mom" is a blatant Cars ripoff. Solid but overrated.
  2. grm
    Aug 4, 2003
    5
    overrated.
  3. Robertv
    Jan 16, 2007
    5
    Stacy's mom is an awesome song the rest sucks
  4. Tom
    Jun 12, 2003
    5
    kinda dull, a little too precious for my blood.
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.