Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,742 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 Beast Moans
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2,742 music reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not many albums make you smile so much your face hurts. [Oct 2005, p.156]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Finally, Coheed have made an album worthy of repeat listens, rather than a monster you skim through to hit the interesting parts. [Nov 2005, p.218]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A full-on party record. [Nov 2005, p.201]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Z
    Z is their OK Computer, an album of scope and resonance that lasts far longer than its 40-minute run-time. [Oct 2005, p.162]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This revisitation of the band's canon burns brighter than a thousand nuclear-rector accidents. [Nov 2005, p.218]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An album that's for neither hardcore hip-hop fans nor punk rockers, but for everyone. [Nov 2005, p.224]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For an elite cadre of sound warriors, the disc perfectly bridges Slayer's demonic metallic riff majesty with the maniacally convoluted dynamics of French prog-rockers Magma. [Dec 2005, p.216]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As exhausting as it is brilliant. [Dec 2005, p.202]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A gimmick-free indie-rock record that's both instantly gratifying and that seems destined to join the timeless-pop pantheon. [Dec 2005, p.202]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As good as anything out there. [Nov 2005, p.220]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The irony police already have an APB out on these dudes... but in reality, the old guard are just jealous because they didn't think of it first. [Dec 2005, p.206]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best Def Leppard album "Mutt" Lange never wrote. [Feb 2006, p.126]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It may be one of the least "punk" albums a pop-punk band will make this year--but it's probably one of the best, too. [Feb 2006, p.113]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The words are as bleak as ever, and the songs still cut like coal-black shards of anti-pop bitterness. [Apr 2006, p.204]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While Mogwai once seemed too ambitious for their own good, Mr. Beast perfectly distills the essence of the band's raison d'etre. [Apr 2006, p.214]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An astonishing collection... that should leave Case's peers eating a cloud of Nashville dust. [Apr 2006, p.204]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [A] divine disc. [Apr 2006, p.207]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The disc may be too weird for people who like their music categorically cut and dried, but adventurous listeners will want to bang Liars' Drum often. [May 2006, p.178]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Infectiously noisy. [May 2006, p.166]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Elan Vital is easily the band's most adventurous disc to date. [Jun 2006, p.178]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Dolls' music... is as gripping as ever. [Jun 2006, p.188]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite the oddball showpieces, the Furnaces have refocused the lens on their homemade-pop kaleidoscope, and the result is a unversally resonant album that's not just more joyful than it's companion; it's also more essential. [Jul 2006, p.192]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The songs are mature but not boring; nicely layered but not overproduced; well executed but not sterile. [May 2006, p.164]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another instrumental masterpiece. [Jun 2006, p.192]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As with everything in Tool's oeuvre, 10,000 Days packs enough beauty, heartache and triumph that it will be dissected, studied and envied by younger bands for years to come. [Jul 2006, p.196]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fascinating as it is, Matmos' complex creative process would be for naught if it didn't generate music you want to hear more than once. [Jul 2006, p.208]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Walker has gone as far into the atmosphere as one can travel while still being earthbound. [Jul 2006, p.210]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The real pleasure here is hearing what Jack White can do when he's away from the confines of the White Stripes. [Jul 2006, p.202]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For all the offbeat touches... Dawson's wide-eyed hope and wonder are the album's most affecting qualities. [Jun 2006, p.180]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    City is a rare thing: a disc that reconciles a band's need for discovery with the familiar characteristics that define them. [Jun 2006, p.171]