In 1967, Rolling Stone chided the album for "the lack of versatility on the part of the sidemen. The drums weren't hard enough, the guitar was weak, and the production lacked polish." In 2002, though, they placed the album at #1 on their "Women in Rock: 50 Essential Albums" list. In 2003, the album was ranked #83 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
Q magazine (1/03, p. 54) included the album in their list of the "100 Greatest Albums Ever". Q (7/93, p. 106) also gave the album 4 stars and said "...[the album] came out in May 1967 and was number 2 in America within weeks... now it stands untainted by time. She seemed so much a force of nature it's strange to recall that this was actually her tenth album..."