Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. You Had It Coming stands as his best work since 1989's Guitar Shop.
  2. ...this forawrd-thinking veteran now sounds comfortable melding his adventurous fret work with studio wizardry. [2/9/01, p.78]
  3. 80
    Guitar-heads will automatically buy this, but it also deserves to reach any audiences excited by imaginative music working outside commercial boundaries.
  4. A solid heavyweight of ten skillful tracks, each one more unlike the other in form and feat, yet similar in ample amounts of prowess and poise.
  5. Most of the new disc sounds like noisy grooves in search of songs, and the mechanical accompaniment makes the accomplished jazz-rock fusion of such mid-1970s Beck classics as Blow by Blow and Wired sound downright earthy.
  6. There's no doubt that his fingers still know their way around the fretboard.
  7. What's missing is the modern edge that would give Beck's fiery playing a better context. Too often, the techno-funk rhythm driving the action here sounds stiffly electronic, like a Chemical Brothers castoff from the Nineties.
  8. Length considerations aside, only die-hard Beck devotees and studio nerds are likely to be dazzled by the dithering, technoed-out proceedings here.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. BillF
    Sep 5, 2006
    10
    This album rocks harder than anything I've heard in 10 years. Best listened to at maximum volume in a large block V8 Chevy whilst This album rocks harder than anything I've heard in 10 years. Best listened to at maximum volume in a large block V8 Chevy whilst cruising at a high rate of speed. Or after drinkin' a few beers with your mates out in the garage on a Friday night. Full Review »
  2. StuccoH
    Jul 7, 2006
    10
    The only guitarist still striving to go beyond the guitars limitations. Bravo Mr. Beck.
  3. DrewK
    Mar 4, 2005
    10
    Unbelievable album...forget Hendrix, Clapton, Satriani...Beck is in his own class.