Absolute Punk (Staff reviews)'s Scores

  • Music
For 675 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 88% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 11% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 81
Highest review score: 100 Yeezus
Lowest review score: 5 Fashionably Late
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 675
675 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's one of the most organic and genuine albums of 2011.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, People and Things hits home as an almost surprisingly diverse record from Jack's Mannequin.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though it is probably not Coldplay's best, it is indeed a memorable listen and another chapter for a band whose place in rock music is firmly cemented.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tarot Classics so efficiently sets to buoyant, energetic music a viewpoint that is not only discontent but increasingly disinterested. And it's all somewhat hidden, because party tunes these can still be.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, the EP works wonders, given largely to the fact that it contains unreleased tracks from sessions of the band's greatest, most straightforward work to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Take Care does a beautiful job of giving Drake the best group of features that complement his style while rarely outshining him.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A Flash Flood of Colour is daring, thought provoking, and utterly unpredictable, making it the first bold record of 2012 and Enter Shikari's defining moment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The sincerity displayed by Green throughout just makes it very easy for any listener to be fully transfixed by Beautiful Things.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like a rare, truly-great creepshow, it's the type of harrowing ride I want to experience again and again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Animal Joy represents a remarkable band in their prime of their career and is a stunning success on every level.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wide-ranging, engrossing and incredibly powerful it represents a new height for a band who has hinted at towering heights before.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Anarchy, My Dear is a record that promises that anything could happen at anytime, and Bemis and company do their very best to shake up what has been expected from them as a band.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Our Home is a Deathbed is not only a vulnerable record lyrically, but also for its time and place in the current hardcore scene as well.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Heady Fwends, rather inexplicably, plays much like a proper follow-up to their 2009 mindfuck Embryonic, and their ability not only to bring a project like this together at all, but to make it work so cohesively and effectively, is as strong a testament as any to their genius.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While not every song is up to a "Moves Like Jagger" or "Payphone" standard hook-wise, the co-writers and producers never stopped breaking into new grounds for the band throughout the record.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While mewithoutYou is still as ambiguous as ever with their music, they've never been as creative and daring as they are on Ten Stories.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is necessary listening for the carefree weeks before school picks up again in the fall, and it's a record you'll end up holding near throughout the entire semester and then some.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Grace and Lies is a terrific disc and the signal of a strong new talent, but far too often the entire effort feels like a solo album and a vessel to showcase Krans' alto voice.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Maintaining the melodramatic indie that Stars do so beautifully, The North manages to channel every aspect of the indie rock spectrum, whilst creating a body of art that is perfectly coherent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In short, a few stray hiccups only gives a listener more reason to be excited for the next release.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Awakened makes for a reasonable continuation in the band's sound, but finds the group making a significant stride in their ability to mix their talents together while keeping the songwriting at dizzying heights.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Red
    It's sexy, daring, and complete.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The only time the record comes across as flawed is the manner in which certain tracks happen to run into each other, however largely, this is easy to ignore when the rest of the record is so great. Local Business is certainly the business.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The album never gets stagnant and avoids the pitfalls of sticking to the same sound or mellowing out with age and ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have quite a few albums in them yet.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One Wing is equal parts raw, deranged, beautiful, and immense--it's a very primal and exhausting release; something you can feel pouring out of your speakers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lyrically and musically (guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling showcase impressive tapping and riffing throughout), this is Parkway Drive at its best--combining the best elements from its previous albums and expanding on them to create an album that encompasses all your senses.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Title Fight isn't trying to reshape the sound of punk--they just want you to listen to better music. Floral Green accomplishes that and more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aside from the overall atmosphere of the album, most of the time, Veronica Falls are spot on with their songwriting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The most amazing part about Foolish Blood is that it sounds effortless, almost as if the band could write a sequel to this in their sleep.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Beast in Its Tracks wouldn’t be a Josh Ritter album without at least a few home-runs, and luckily, the hits here are plentiful.