Yours, Mine & Ours - Pernice Brothers
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    A monumental record from a towering talent. [#59, p.103]
  2. 90
    Songwriting of the highest calibre. [Sep 2003, p.104]
  3. Yours, Mine & Ours is a truly grand record, another in the string of classic releases by Joe Pernice.... The kind of record fans of intelligent pop music played with real emotion should purchase. Immediately.
  4. The 10 tracks are hands down the most irresistible pop music you'll hear this year.
  5. So when I say that Yours, Mine & Ours sounds too good to be true, I'm resolved after much deliberation that this is an entirely positive thing: it is impeccably conceived, executed, and produced.
  6. Yours, Mine, and Ours is a fantastic album. In fact, it's one of the best things I've heard so far this year. On the other hand, I can count at least three other albums that bear the Joe Pernice stamp that are better than this.
  7. Yours, Mine & Ours strikes the same gorgeous, sad tone as its two predecessors.
  8. Yours Mine & Ours has an easygoing vibe that gives Pernice's literate folk-pop ample room to roam. [11 Jul 2003, p.78]
  9. The Pernice Brothers' strongest effort yet.
  10. And to anyone that contends they don't make them like they did anymore: listen to this. They still do.
  11. 80
    The balance between Joe's resigned words and uplifting melodies remains sublime. [Aug 2003, p.100]
  12. 80
    Convincingly lovely through and through. [#17, p.140]
  13. Beyond serving as an excellent follow up to The World Won't End, Yours, Mine & Ours reveals a whole new side to the Pernice Brothers.
  14. An adventurous meeting place between the Smiths' guitar-driven anthems, the Zombies' vocally intricate garage-pop, and melt-in-your-mouth '70s Quaalude rock.
  15. Each track is fully realized, thoughtfully written, and prudently performed, rolled out with a steadiness that can become a little maddening after a handful of listens.
  16. Ultimately, the saccharine vocals are forgivable, but those who like their power pop with a little bite may find the sound a bit off-putting. [#5, p.115]
  17. Doesn't quite have the ragged charm or the wry humor of 2001's outstanding The World Won't End; the occasional dose of guitar bombast ("One Foot in the Grave") doesn't serve Pernice well.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. RocoB
    Apr 21, 2007
    10
    One of my all-time favorite albums.
  2. MikeJ
    Apr 11, 2007
    10
    Some of the the most genuine, uplifing and feel good music I've heard in years! Thank you guys for this wonderful album!
  3. LJ
    Mar 30, 2007
    10
    Another brilliant album by the Pernice Brothers and it's probably there best work to date!