Houston's Galactic Cowboys appear to be flying on auto-pilot for much of 1998's At the End of the Day, making this album interesting to long-time fans only. The raging "Nothing to Say" is probably the record's only exceptional track, and though the seven-song "Machine Fish Suite" has its bright moments ("Mr. Magnet," "Never Understand"), it is generally unspectacular. The record also includes departing founding member and drummer Alan Doss taking his first lead vocal on the gloomy "Through," and the band closes with the eerie instrumental title track "Outer Space."
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AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia