Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. With a Cape and a Cane sounds almost nothing like its predecessor; the songs ring a million times clearer and the hooks bite far harder.
  2. The Joggers' asymmetrical riffage and labyrinthine phrasing sometimes achieve moments of epic indie-rock grandeur. [14 Oct 2005, p.152]
  3. With a Cape and a Cane sounds merely like a solid indie rock record on a passing listen; give it a few more spins and you will be rewarded.
  4. Quite a piece of work. [#11, p.115]
  5. The Joggers’ struggle against depression yields song after song of emotionally rending rock 'n roll, and the album tells the gritty tale of their fight against this epic beast.
  6. With a Cape and a Cane feels more like it was made by a band of salty old musicians hoping to revive a past success instead of a sophomore album.
  7. 60
    When this band surprises... it provides moments indie rock could use more of. [#70, p.102]
  8. Much of With a Cape and a Cane is plagued with over-the-top dance wankery and a bit too much recycled influence.
  9. The Joggers do their thing very well, but it too often turns into camoflauge, as if the artistic presentation is more a study in form than a revelation.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. scotf
    Jun 2, 2006
    10
    Friggin amazing. The nuance they find in rock tickles my brain while my feet and head are still moving. Worth many repeated listens, there is Friggin amazing. The nuance they find in rock tickles my brain while my feet and head are still moving. Worth many repeated listens, there is no way the first listen will sound as good as the third, give it time, it will reward. Full Review »
  2. SteveH
    Feb 22, 2006
    10
    I can not stop listening to this record. It gets better everytime. It took me a bit to warm up to it , originally expecting a little more I can not stop listening to this record. It gets better everytime. It took me a bit to warm up to it , originally expecting a little more solid guild, but there diversion away from their first album was splendid. I am a horny ghost! Full Review »
  3. LawrenceP
    Dec 15, 2005
    8
    Like pitchforkmedia says...where is the pitchfork review for this anyways?