Yours, Mine & Ours

  • Record Label: Ashmont
  • Release Date: May 20, 2003

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. Magnet
    A monumental record from a towering talent. [#59, p.103]
  2. 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.
  3. The 10 tracks are hands down the most irresistible pop music you'll hear this year.
  4. 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.
  5. Uncut
    Songwriting of the highest calibre. [Sep 2003, p.104]
  6. 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.
  7. Yours, Mine & Ours strikes the same gorgeous, sad tone as its two predecessors.
  8. Entertainment Weekly
    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. An adventurous meeting place between the Smiths' guitar-driven anthems, the Zombies' vocally intricate garage-pop, and melt-in-your-mouth '70s Quaalude rock.
  11. Mojo
    The balance between Joe's resigned words and uplifting melodies remains sublime. [Aug 2003, p.100]
  12. 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.
  13. Blender
    Convincingly lovely through and through. [#17, p.140]
  14. And to anyone that contends they don't make them like they did anymore: listen to this. They still do.
  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. Under The Radar
    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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 18 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
    One of my all-time favorite albums.
  2. MikeJ
    Apr 11, 2007
    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
    Another brilliant album by the Pernice Brothers and it's probably there best work to date!