Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Q Magazine
    Adds a touch of wistfulness to his usually slurred vocals. [Nov 2002, p.106]
  2. Uncut
    It's hard to see how much satisfaction this laconic talent must gain from fiddling with a formula he perfected in 1987. [Nov 2002, p.114]
  3. Rolling Stone
    Mascis sounds surprisingly spry here. [14 Nov 2002, p.89]
  4. Blender
    Mascis sticks to his bombastic Dino formula on this record, but he still impresses with anthemic rockers, mellower jams and bluesy numbers that allow his Neil Young-inspired ax to shine. [#11, p.136]
  5. The lyrics to Mascis’ songs no longer resonate.