Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Alternative Press
    Eight near-impeccable tracks. [Nov 2004, p.140]
  2. Filter
    Silkworm's brand of rock isn't overly complex, it's just smart. [#13, p.104]
  3. Ultimately, It'll Be Cool succumbs to the general lack of ambition that has always been Silkworm's Achilles' heel.
  4. Yeah, it’s another Silkworm record. It’s not the band’s best and it’s not the band’s worst. It rocks in its own unique, world-weary way.
  5. Even more densely angular and awkward than usual, It’ll Be Cool finds a band so deeply immersed in its own idiom that it’s hard to imagine an ear making any sense of this music, and yet, in spite of itself, the record works.
  6. Highlights the band at its most exploratory.
  7. Blender
    Severe... it's hard rock rigorously stripped of frivolity and glamour. [Oct 2004, p.128]
  8. If you are unfamiliar with the band, there are at least six other records that should get your attention before this one; just the same, this is hardly a disposable piece of the band's puzzle.
  9. “Something Hyper” and “Xian Undertaker” are exceptional and worth hearing. However, the rest of the album provides very little payoff.

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