Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,744 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Burn Piano Island, Burn
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2,744 music reviews
    • 93 Metascore
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    All invention and no indulgence. [Jun 2004, p.110]
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    • 78 Metascore
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    The band update a tired synth-pop sound with purring guitars and just enough punked-out drum and vocal flourishes to give texture to what might otherwise have become new-wave wallpaper. [Nov 2003, p.114]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    Every track on Basement is a highlight. [Nov 2004, p.150]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    The first great rock album of 2004. [May 2004, p.102]
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    • 76 Metascore
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    Mount Eerie would be a gorgeous record even if the vision behind it didn't fall somewhere between Biblical allegory and Greek myth, but the drama makes it all the more stunning. [Feb 2003, p.70]
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    • 74 Metascore
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    It's the album most bands wish they could make. [Aug 2004, p.101]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    Fuse[s] the best parts of '60s rock and '90s rock without sounding dated (see Oasis) or contrived (paging Franz Ferdinand). [Jan 2005, p.113]
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    • 66 Metascore
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    Riskier but not totally out of character; it's the more holistic right brain to Wide Awake's rational left brain. [Feb 2005, p.81]
    • Alternative Press
    • 85 Metascore
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    A raw portrait of a 20-something disenchanted with his city, his country and his life. [Feb 2005, p.81]
    • Alternative Press
    • 86 Metascore
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    Ample evidence that Murphy is far more than a dance-club wiseguy who's too clever by half. [Apr 2005, p.128]
    • Alternative Press
    • 75 Metascore
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    It's already the most riveting album of 2005--provided you're ready to carve a wide enough hole in your consciousness to accept it. [Mar 2005, p.130]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    A series of sparse ruminations on barren landscapes and cosmic coincidence that comprises weird sound effects, acoustic finger-picking, tape loops and spectral vocal incantations. [Apr 2005, p.118]
    • Alternative Press
    • 73 Metascore
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    A must-hear. [May 2005, p.138]
    • Alternative Press
    • 78 Metascore
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    The Queens have officially given us the first legitimate Album Of The Year candidate for 2005. [May 2005, p.130]
    • Alternative Press
    • 78 Metascore
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    Long live the king of hip. [May 2005, p.132]
    • Alternative Press
    • 71 Metascore
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    There isn't one song on Elevator as undeniable as "Bandages"... No, there are 12 of them. [May 2005, p.172]
    • Alternative Press
    • 85 Metascore
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    A devastatingly beautiful collection of songs, and in some circles, it could be the best album released this year. [May 2005, p.124]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    [They] clearly sound alive with the possibility of redefining punk song structure by writing 11-minute flamboyant guitar dirges that have as much in common with My Bloody Valentine as they do with '70s arena rock. [May 2005, p.170]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    Depending on your worldview, Art Brut are either the most whimsical folks in Britrock or the most sardonic bastards you've ever worshiped via air guitar. [Jul 2006, p.186]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    Remarkably cohesive. [Aug 2005, p.176]
    • Alternative Press
    • 59 Metascore
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    Some of the most engaging music of his career. [Aug 2005, p.172]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    [Sheff's] uncompromisingly literate songs provide unusually rewarding payoffs. [May 2005, p.124]
    • Alternative Press
    • 90 Metascore
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    It's ridiculously ambitious--and consistently surprising. [Aug 2005, p.164]
    • Alternative Press
    • 73 Metascore
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    This is a sensational place to get acquainted with the immortal wonder of drones. [Aug 2005, p.178]
    • Alternative Press
    • 78 Metascore
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    Everything's emotional whole is greater than the sum of its individual musical parts. [Aug 2005, p.176]
    • Alternative Press
    • 74 Metascore
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    There's a constant sense of forward motion to Menos El Oso that suits the whole metaphor of growing up and growing out. [Oct 2005, p.156]
    • Alternative Press
    • 83 Metascore
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    Both exhilaratingly rocking and gorgeously pensive. [Nov 2005, p.210]
    • Alternative Press
    • 80 Metascore
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    As edgy as singer-songwriter pop gets. [Oct 2005, p.158]
    • Alternative Press
    • 70 Metascore
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    It's the best post-retro, pre-futurist, avant-antiquarian psychedelia of 2005. [Nov 2005, p.226]
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