• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Feb 13, 2001
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13

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  1. DaveC.
    Dec 28, 2001
    10
    Frees malkmus of the limitations of being in Pavement with definitely a more personal sound (guitar solo's et al)
  2. franziskas
    Feb 23, 2003
    10
    i love that album and i can´t understand why so many people find it and S.M. boring. i think he´s and will never be boring!!
  3. time
    Oct 26, 2007
    3
    It's not Pavement. And that's exactly why I'm giving it a better score than anything I'd ever give Pavement. On the other hand he will never he come close to capturing what the Reid Brothers, the Pixies and Sonic Youth had on even their worst day. Pavement was only acclaimed because we needed something to fill the void the Pixies left behind in the early 90s. Durpa! It's not Pavement. And that's exactly why I'm giving it a better score than anything I'd ever give Pavement. On the other hand he will never he come close to capturing what the Reid Brothers, the Pixies and Sonic Youth had on even their worst day. Pavement was only acclaimed because we needed something to fill the void the Pixies left behind in the early 90s. Durpa! Durpa! Cut Your Hair! I'd rather cut my own throat than listen to Pavement! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Expand
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82

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Throughout, there's little doubting Malkmus's charisma as a performer...
  2. This is silly stuff, obviously, but it's a welcome return to the giddy wit that had dimmed as Pavement tried to contort itself into a conventional rock band.
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    Everything here is so enjoyable that it really doesn't matter that the man who helped give birth to the whole lo-fi movement has embraced a certain level of maturity. [March 2001, p.76]