Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Sexy, compelling, fun, and strange, The Teaches of Peaches is one of the year's defining albums.
  2. Mixer
    80
    The best sex-obsessed album since Prince's Dirty Mind. [Nov 2002, p.78]
  3. These lo-fi crunches carve out a retro-minimalist experimentation not often found in musical eroticism.
  4. Every track is memorable, though rarely on a musical level.
  5. It's ace, like you imagine Madonna would've sounded if the records had matched the raunch of her videos/concerts/multimedia-experiments.
  6. Though highly amusing, the bouts of empowerment on "Teaches" can grow monotonous, due to similar-sounding songs.
  7. The Teaches of Peaches is as tacky and low-budget as a '70s porno flick...and just as much fun.
  8. A techno electro smart-ass punky rap thing that'll detonate in your living room.
  9. If "Diddle'' and the rest of The Teaches of Peaches weren't so surreally funny, nasty and funky, they would be unbearable.
  10. It's wish fulfillment for boys who make passes at girls who wear glasses.
  11. Blender
    60
    Mostly, Peaches sadomasochistic come-ons sound like a satire of phone-sex services, without the per-minute charges. [#11, p.139]
  12. So what’s the appeal? Sure, there’s a kitsch factor, and her fearlessness exhibits a respectful amount of bravado, I suppose. But none of that changes the fact that the music is insipid and boring, “sexually explicit lyrics” and all.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Oct 7, 2010
    10
    When I first heard "F*** the Pain Away"...I was hooked. I bought the 2 disc version of this album and I LOVED IT!!!! Even though Peaches'sWhen I first heard "F*** the Pain Away"...I was hooked. I bought the 2 disc version of this album and I LOVED IT!!!! Even though Peaches's lyrics are very dirty and sexual you cannot help but loving it. The other album are great also!! Full Review »
  2. JamieW
    May 10, 2004
    10
    this is the shit of all music!!! PEACHES ROCK!!!!
  3. sahram
    Mar 3, 2003
    10
    i like to put this on when i have my parents over to my apartment