Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jun 11, 2013
    100
    For those of you not so enamoured of the lo-fi, early ‘90s garage/punk crud the Memphis trio so brazenly and brilliantly pioneered, feel free to plug in your own “1” or “0” stars.
  2. Jul 10, 2013
    90
    Desperation is as refreshing as it is welcome. [Aug 2013, p.73]
  3. Jun 7, 2013
    90
    Desperation may prove to be the best rock record of the year.
  4. Jun 7, 2013
    90
    The 14 barebones blasts that make up the record serve not just as a testament to the group's legendary status, but a reminder of the ageless spirit of rock & roll at its most fundamental level.
  5. Jun 11, 2013
    83
    Desperation’s greasy, grimy garage rock sounds natural.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Jun 22, 2013
    10
    Greg, Jack & Eric are back! After 16 years they explode again, and bring along the finest rock'n'roll around. With their punky attitude theyGreg, Jack & Eric are back! After 16 years they explode again, and bring along the finest rock'n'roll around. With their punky attitude they serve Motörheadish candy, garage-brilliance and stuff from New Orleans. And they do it better than everybody else. Who said The Black Keys know how to rock? I did, but the Tennessee-three do it the way it is supposed to be. Happy days are here again! Full Review »