• Record Label: Restless
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2001
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Mink Car will please just about all but the most picky of They Might Be Giants fans. Diverse, off-beat, strange, fun, and decidedly wonderful, it proves that TMBG haven't really lost anything over the years...
  2. It's all funny, but also wise in a way.
  3. The majority of the new songs are keepers.
  4. They Might Be Giants are just a stitch more serious about being silly, and that extra earnestness makes all the difference.
  5. Alternative Press
    60
    They haven't lost any of their quirky cool mojo. [Nov 2001, p.97]
  6. Mink Car is all over the map, an ideal piece of entertainment for listeners simultaneously blessed and cursed with high IQs and attention deficit disorder.
  7. Blender
    40
    Almost a total wreck -- even decent melodies are hard to come by. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.130]
  8. Shredding Paper
    30
    Mink Car is all been-there-done-that. [#11]
  9. Yes, Mink Car is crap. All the charms They Might Be Giants once seemed to possess have dissipated into a cloud of embarrassing awkwardness.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 22, 2019
    7
    This isn't one of their best albums, in my opinion, but it still gets a 7 from me, because they are awesome. Best song = Man It's so loud in here.
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    8
    Mink Car is the best album I've heard from TMBG so far in terms of music. The production is varied, energetic, and plenty of good fun. ItMink Car is the best album I've heard from TMBG so far in terms of music. The production is varied, energetic, and plenty of good fun. It feels genuine, original, and organic for the most part, and that makes it sound even better and more than enjoyable. "Bangs" is the only song I really dislike, thanks to it's harmfully stupid lyrics. The lyrics on Mink Car keep it fresh, original, and very entertaining on nearly every song. Mink Car features organic, original, highly-enjoyable music and fun, ridiculous lyrics. Full Review »
  3. Mar 16, 2013
    5
    It's good, but there are many flaws in the album. The start of the album has some incredible songs, 'Bangs' and 'Another First Kiss' being myIt's good, but there are many flaws in the album. The start of the album has some incredible songs, 'Bangs' and 'Another First Kiss' being my favourites, but there's just this sense of the whole album being underwhelming. Only really for hardcore fans I'd suggest. Full Review »