This self-titled debut from Chapel Hill's finest proves that Superchunk's fledgling material is just as satisfyingly ambiguous as the group's more polished later albums. While the shouted vocals on a track like "Sick to Move" might remind one of the work of other artists, the song never explicitly reveals its influences. SUPERCHUNK reveals a group firmly establishing itself as the sole practitioner of an idiosyncratic genre of indie rock. "Swinging" and "My Noise" are good examples of the power of Superchunk's spell, and "Slack Motherfucker," perhaps the best song ever written about menial labor, is the icing on the cake. SUPERCHUNK is a great collection for neophytes and old fogies alike.
Spin (2/91) - "Sing-along choruses, scratchy vocals, relationship problems, and loud guitars...Superchunk spices up the usual recipe of melodic emotional punk rock with an occasional speed-metal ascending chord progression, pulling off the trick of sounding fresh and smart in a familiar genre."