Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 16, 2013
    60
    The list of the era’s top head acts is impressive--everyone from Tim Hardin and Canned Heat to Jefferson Airplane and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Trouble is, the roll call doesn’t make much logical sense.
  2. Rhino attempts to place the focus back on the music, to put you right back there in the mud. And they succeed, man--just don't eat the brown Metamucil.
  3. There are other moments of inspiration--maybe about a CD's worth, all told.
  4. For one weekend, they all happened to be picked up by a state-of-the-art Ampex tape machine. A few made history. The rest made background noise for half a million kids who behaved really, really well. That’s one for the books, all right—but not necessarily one for the ears.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. MattK
    Aug 16, 2009
    1
    Wow, it was so bad and I was extremely disappointed.
  2. PeteC
    Aug 13, 2009
    3
    I never understood what was so meaningful about woodstock. They have been rehashing and recycling its 'best of' moments in I never understood what was so meaningful about woodstock. They have been rehashing and recycling its 'best of' moments in compilations such as this for years and years. They are all just a jangly mess with a few moments of clarity that are better heard on the source artists live album. Dont be sucked in by the Nostalgia. I was at Woodstock. I saw Hendrix. It wasn't that great. This album is another weak cash in which magazines like Rolling Stone drool over until the next Bob Dylan reissue. Full Review »