Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,781 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 I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2,781 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The force of his personal aesthetics--coupled with the assistance of a similarly fearless group of friends-- has made for not only for one of the best albums of the year, but has produced evidence proving real artists simple don't settle, no matter how fast the calendar moves. [Dec 2011, p.122]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ambitiousness, imagination and craftsmanship on display place Weightless in a class all of its own, stridently redefining the parameters of heavy music in 2011,. [Dec 2011, p.120]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enter Shikari prove that they have something substantial to say and a creative way of saying it.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's still loud, but he's trusting his songcraft and producing more sinister, elusive and substantial music. [Feb 2012, p.80]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Iron Balls Of Steel is as serious as a metal recording gets; and, at least until those new Meshuggah and Dillinger Escape Plan discs get mastered, it's also the greatest math-metal album of this still-young year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the Impossible Past is an inspiring exploration of life as it should be--but rarely is--lived. [Mar 2012, p.98]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exister serves as a reminder that the thousands of bands aping this style of punk will never be as great as Hot Water Music.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    overflowing with slick hooks and dynamic nuances, Twelve Years masterfully balances cathartic restraint and melodic aggression. [Jun 2012, p.80]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Continuous Thunder" is a sensitive parting shot, and cements Celebration Rock's emotional depth. [Jul 2012, p.98]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Three MVPs plus one vision equals one of the year's best. [Jun 2012, p.84]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The results are extraordinary. [May 2012, p.79]
    • Alternative Press
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to the expert production of Brendan O'Brien, the record sounds goddamn phenomenal. [Aug 2012, p.83]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Infinity Overhead's smorgasbord of sounds should please every level of Minus The Bear fan.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cliff has never needed to reaffirm his place in the reggae pantheon. With Rebirth, he went ahead and did it anyway--and then some.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MacNeil delivers a riveting, throat-destroying performance that owns every moment [Oct 2012, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the only surprise about Violent Waves is how strong and focused, creatively fierce and yet cohesive Circa Survive sound.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Murder By Death have created their most dramatic and symphonic work to date. [Oct 2012, p.90]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These are tightly constructed songs that sledgehammer a jagged line between the Pixies' inventive pop clamor and the hazy beauty of another clever noise purveyor deserving of the all-caps treatment, HEALTH.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is a triumph, a huge step forward for a band that should be regarded as one of the best in the genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cohesive and engaging throughout, this is the sound of a band at their most fearless. [Nov 2012, p.92]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every track on the Umea group's sixth album is a story onto itself. [Feb 2013, p.90]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ambitious but understated, intelligent but immediate, Pedestrian Verse is simultaneously heartbreaking and life affirming--and anything but pedestrian. [Mar 2013, p.90]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Gilbert's powerful pipes and his bang-on production values, Shai Hulud have never sounded better than on Reach Beyond The Sun. [Mar 2013, p.89]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sykes’ increased vocal range also proves a formidable addition to their arsenal, coalescing with the expanded sonic palette for a more intimate, cohesive and engaging collection.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thermals don't aim to shock. They don't aim to please, either, and their dynamic punk spirit is as smart and infectious as when they began in 2002. [May 2013, p.92]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At its core, Tape Deck Heart is the kind of record we've all always wanted Frank Turner to make. [May 2013, p.83]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sister Faith is rich with engaging depth and an inventive accessibility that should put the band on the radar of independent music lovers everywhere. [May 2013, p.88]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The end result is Silverstein's career-best work and one of the best albums of the year thus far. [Mar 2013, p.91]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With vocals creeping into the closer "Happiness," not once does Cooper put a foot wrong, creating an album that borders on perfection. [Jun 2013, p.96]
    • Alternative Press
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s fast; it’s honest, and it’ll probably make you tear up more than once.