The record was met with critical acclaim, and helped lend even further voice to the Detroitgarage punkunderground brought to mainstream success by The White Stripes two years prior. The record has an average score of 80% on Metacritic.com. On the last track, after the three-minute silence following "Pawn Shoppe Heart", there's a hidden track: a cover of "Try a Little Tenderness", a song from the 1930s.
A shortened version of "C'mon C'mon" is the theme song for the American comedy-drama television show, Rescue Me. It is featured on the EA videogames "Burnout 3: Takedown" and "MVP Baseball 2004". The track "Mairead" is about Queens of Noize DJ Mairead Nash, who has been associated with Jason Stollsteimer. MLB Network uses a brief clip of "C'mon C'mon" as the opening of their new show 30 Clubs in 30 Days.