OK, so the long awaited review appeared in the paper today, and you're kind of wishing the wait had been a lot longer. Getting reviews is an achievement in and of itself, but the thing is, there's never any guarantee that the review is going to say what you want it to say. Sometimes, your music lands in the hands of someone who just doesn't like it very much, and that someone gets to put pen to paper and tell the world how they feel about it.
You can't stop a bad review, but how you deal with it makes all the difference. Rule number one is: don't freak out. Where do you go from there? Find out what you should do after you get a bad review.