Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,852 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 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2,852 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easy Pain reminds you how horrible the world can be, as well as the catharsis you can achieve if you'd only just immerse yourself in the maelstrom. [Jun 2014, p.111]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The vocals are one of the duo's strongest points, but the entertaining and skillful guitar work is right up there, as is the songwriting dynamics and arrangement prowess. In other words, everything about this one is a winner.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Braid have delivered a record as nuanced, vitalizing and brilliant as anything in their already storied back catalog, reemerging as strong as any of the numerous bands that have popped up to critical notice in their wake.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songwriting is daring yet tightly focused, catchy yet crushing, but executed with a level of skill that’s an obvious reflection of the band’s greater experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs on Get Hurt do all the talking for him, loud and proud, crashing and bashing into the night, taking heartache and turning it into triumph. Pure rock ’n’ roll.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brill Bruisers leaves a lasting impression in the best possible way. [Sep 2014, p.108]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every aspect of The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways coming across bigger, harder and just more than their full-length debut, 2012's The Fallout.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Physical World is a triumphant statement that the two musicians have moved forward artistically. [Oct 2014, p.97]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Code Orange are riveting, the nihilistic horror of the whole thing at times overwhelming in the best possible way. [Oct 2014, p.98]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Godflesh at their coldest and most mechanistically assaultive. [Nov 2014. p,90]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's hard to recommend Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave outside of an environment of solitudinous nighttime drives (don't expect to hear this kickstart any parties), it's a deeply encompassing and occasionally profound experience that deserves to be felt by far more than the few lucky to already be inside the Twilight Sad's too-small circle.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring 14 songs that fly by in what feels like no time at all (32:47, to be exact), Rancid’s eighth album doesn’t sound forced, which for a traditional punk band is often very hard to pull off.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautiful, quiet and pensive affair, bristling with subtle electronics and wonderfully layered acoustics. [Nov 2014, p.90]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Dream Walker tempers its aggression with songwriting nuance and emotional clarity.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They've returned fully charged on the triumphant No Cities To Love. [Feb 2015, p.94]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Honestly, 34 years deep, this is one of the band's best albums. [Feb 2015, p.92]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They've made an undeniably great record that hits the sweet spot between distinction and accessibility. [Mar 2015, p.93]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the circumstances surrounding these songs' creation are undoubtedly tragic, Walker has been able to spin that sorrow into arguably the best material of his career. [Mar 2015, p.91]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Falling In Reverse have given fans the rare gift of an artist stepping back to the sound they originally fell in love with. [Apr 2015, p.89]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Australian is a poet of common life, her almost-talked, observational tracks turn the mundane profound. [Apr 2015, p.90]
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Hiller's sense of humor and eclectic tendencies make this recording a deep listening experience. [March 2001, p.81]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hint of what Pet Shop Boys would sound like with guitars. [Apr 2003, p.72]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In addition to writing stronger songs, the trio seem much more comfortable and focused in the studio. [#153, p.85]
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    • 80 Critic Score
    As the follow-up to 1997's III, Effector succintly incorporates that disc's pristine sheen and futuristic atmospherics, while moving into more quirky, funk-laden territory. [12/2000, p.94]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kid Loco's production style stresses the band's shimmering guitars and rich harmonies. [June 2002, p.82]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As stylishly remote, timelessly constructed and challengingly intelligent as you'd expect from artists like these. [May 2002, p.83]
    • Alternative Press
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both soothing and exhilarating. [Jan 2002, p.84]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LFO executes these retro moves with flamboyance and subtlety, so we can forgive Bell his derivativeness. [Nov 2003, p.118]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wrap Cracknell's voice around a sweet, soulful confection and she remains the embodiment of all modern pop dreams and desires. [Dec 2000, p.94]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finelines serves up Everybody Oriented Rock, sure to be a hit with both the critics and the slamdancing fans who ignore them. [Aug 2002, p.72]
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