Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. What’s funny about the album is that despite all it hard-rocking aggression, it’s a collection of mostly love songs. And it works.
  2. Treat Where Were You When It Happened? as the, in a very real sense, dry run for their shows. Their fun house is as much Pat Sharp as it is the Stooges, but it’s not without its merits.
  3. Just as you'd have to be made of stone not to enjoy at least some part of a Monotonix gig, anyone who likes garage rock would have to be an obstinate stickler for originality not to enjoy the best parts--that is, the majority--of Where Were You When It Happened?
  4. 70
    Even without the manic singer actually up in your face, the band’s gleefully knuckle-dragging first full-length is a thrilling throwdown.
  5. As long as there's a hunger for heavy riffs, Monotonix will satify. [Oct 2009, p.111]
  6. 60
    For the most part this is classic fuzzy heavy rock, bordering on self-parody but all done in good spirit. [Nov 2009, p.96]
  7. Material and energy lag toward the end, but for Monotonix, this isn't where it happens.

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