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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    VI
    Yeah, they've been putting out pretty much the same album for the last 10 years. [Jun 2007, p.158]
    • Alternative Press
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At times, the album gets a little precious, but the more inspired moments are truly undeniable. [Jun 2007, p.156]
    • Alternative Press
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not brilliant, and some tracks are just dumb. [Jun 2007, p.156]
    • Alternative Press
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the type of record you rock before bedtime, and that by no means is an insult. [Jul 2007, p.184]
    • Alternative Press
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On the whole, the songs are more tuneful and airy and less spastic than previous riot-on-the-stage efforts. [Mar 2007, p.143]
    • Alternative Press
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The band of brothers and sisters (plus one cousin) have made the gauzy shooegazing of 2005's "Room Noises" a lot noisier.... What hasn't changed, wisely, are the soaring sibling harmonies and sense of wonder, which are still best heard in delicate moments. [Oct 2007, p.168]
    • Alternative Press
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It peaks on 'Coffee,' a wonderfully weird, ska-tinged duet with the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle that flat out rocks. [Oct 2007, p.170]
    • Alternative Press
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's still a blast to listen to Hot Hot Heat when they sound like they're having fun, even if they have to fake it. [Sep/Oct 2007, p.169]
    • Alternative Press
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much of the disc is business as usual. [Oct 2007, p.169]
    • Alternative Press
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Longtime Black Lips fans will notice a more polished production compared to past albums, but it also seems apparent that these boys have barely begun to scratch the surface when it comes to showing us what they've made of. [Nov 2007, p.170]
    • Alternative Press
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The band takes a few sucessful detours on Chase This Light, but by and large, it's more of the same. [Nov 2007, p.172]
    • Alternative Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Coheed's fourth album simply doesn't deliver on the suspense that's been loaded into it. [Nov 2007, p.155]
    • Alternative Press
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Frustratingly, Jukebox takes a more soft-focus tack. [Feb 2008, p.114]
    • Alternative Press
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's about as close a facsimile of the fractured and foreboding scattershot thoughts that haunt most of us at night as one can capture on record. [Feb 2008, p.115]
    • Alternative Press
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The effortless pop smarts are appealing, but the Ruffians will need to vary the delivery if they're expecting a career. [Mar 2008, p.144]
    • Alternative Press
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is a breadth of influence throughout, even if the energy level rarely falls below absurdly scorching and the sonic approach remains a fuzzy haze. [Apr 2008, p.150]
    • Alternative Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Del wisely keeps things simple on the audio front, lubricating many of his basic, old-school beats with the good old P-Funk bottom of his early years. [Mar 2008, p.147]
    • Alternative Press
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Youngster is only temporarily satisfying. [June 2008, p.135]
    • Alternative Press
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a fun album, full of off-kilter, electro-tinged grooves. Trouble is, backpacker/conscious/positive hip-hop is every bit as cliched as the most unthinking gangsta rap. [Apr 2008, p.163]
    • Alternative Press
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Crystal Castles is gloriously danceable and hopelessly chic. But really, it's... hearing only...judging is... you know? [Apr 2008, p.162]
    • Alternative Press
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's smooth going down but lacks any real notable songs. [Apr 2008, p.153]
    • Alternative Press
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nothing on Sixes & Sevens quite lives up to the giddy brillance of the "Juno" soundtrack, but the music will still inspire you to draw hearts around your crush's name in your fifth-period notebook. [May 2008, p.134]
    • Alternative Press
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The result captures him turning into an old-fashioned troubadour, one fueled by big issues and a country/hip-hop hybrid that's never sounded catchier. [June 2008, p.131
    • Alternative Press
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What sounds like leftovers from Miller's last solo effort and bizarre surf-rock-inspired numbers rear their ugly heads, leaving these Lone Star Staters in jeopardy of repeating the grade. [July 2008, p.158]
    • Alternative Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Speakers and Tweeters is an admirably varied effort from a band whose Two-Tone jones is just the starting point. [June 2008, p.137]
    • Alternative Press
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Boo! is far less indulgent than JOA's most experimental records, it remains a far cry from Kinsells's earliest work in the mid-90s emo forefathers Cap'n Jazz. [June 2008, p.131]
    • Alternative Press
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The ominous charm that had fans nose over tail is not completely lost in Agony & Irony. [Aug 2008, p.156]
    • Alternative Press
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Either way, previous Academy Is... fans will surely dig the tunes, but Fast Times is probably not the album that will see the band expand their scope too far out of the high school/Warped Tour crowd.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For the target audience, such education lines as "K is for kid fart/L is for long and loud farts" will leave house apes wondering what the fuck they ever saw in "Wheels On The Bus." [Oct 2008, p.153]
    • Alternative Press
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Doo-wop-inspired harmonies lend a barbershop charm to the Chicago quintet's earnest and energetic pop-punk sound, though the retro styling of World occasionally comes off as more tired than inspired.