- AllMusic's first review in 1995 by Steven Thomas Erlewine gave it 3 stars.
- AllMusic's Steve Huey upped that to 4 stars in the early 2000s.
- Robert Christgau gave it 2 stars.
- Rolling Stone gave it 4 stars in their original 1997 review.
- No NIN albums were worthy of being included in the 2004 printed Rolling Stone Record Guide (although 98 Degrees was).
- The Virgin Record Guide review was 4 stars.
- Pitchfork say 8.3 of 10 for the 2 disc deluxe edition.
- MusicHound gave it 3 stars.