Absolute Punk (Staff reviews)'s Scores

  • Music
For 754 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 87% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 12% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 81
Highest review score: 100 The Greatest Generation
Lowest review score: 5 V
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 754
754 music reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    For most, the record will be too much--it's messy, it's overdone, it's arrogant, and ultimately it's disappointing – making Radke's return not really worth the wait.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    There's nothing to really chew on here, nothing to keep you coming back.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    An album with too many cooks in the kitchen and not enough good songs to recommend.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This record is guaranteed to indiscriminately piss off both kinds of Black Keys fans: the diehard purists yearning for the blues rock halcyon days and the recent devotees primed for another round of hooky singles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    As a whole, Bullet show absolutely no progression on Fever, despite this being their third album.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    In essence, A Thousand Suns is a record with no real character or substance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The issue is that it's these screams and actual emotion that could have saved parts of Am I The Enemy, rather than the overproduced instrumentation and insipid vocal delivery that replaced The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' edge. Thus, as the record ends, it's clear that third time proves not to be the charm here, unfortunately, as many of us who were fans of DYFI keep hoping for that band to return.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's basically the third time Attack Attack! have written the same record.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For the most part, Young New England is embarrassingly lost in itself, a superfluous output that floats along at a frustratingly slow pace and lacks even a slight resemblance of direction.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On Parocosm, Ernest Greene tips his hand too early, too obviously: there’s not a lot to make you believe that he genuinely finds these sounds beautiful without some sort of winking hipness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its 10 songs meander by with enough sense to not stick around, and other than the grungy rock-out moments of “Nightwater Girlfriend,” we barely notice anything.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's under-produced on essentially all aspects of the musicianship, while Jordan Pundik's hyper-nasally vocals are mixed poorly and too sugar-coated.