Many consider the album to be one of the best indie rock albums of the 1990s: Pitchfork Media ranked it #29 in their list 100 Greatest Albums of the 1990s, and the song "Trailer Trash" #63 in their list of the 200 Greatest Songs of the decade. Spin ranked it #59 in their list the 100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005, and Entertainment Weekly included the album in their list The Indie Rock 25.The A.V. Club has described the album as the band's breakthrough recording. In June 2012, Pitchfork.tv released a forty-five minute documentary on the album. The documentary included archival footage taken during live performances and original recording/mix sessions.
The double-vinyl edition released on Up Records includes an extra track, "Baby Blue Sedan", and a slightly re-ordered track listing. Rather than having a gatefold cover to house both records, or putting both records in a single cover, the double-vinyl release was shipped in two different covers. "Baby Blue Sedan" was later included on Building Nothing Out of Something, a 2000 compilation of non-album tracks originally released from 1996-1998.