Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,817 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 Madvillainy
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2,817 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For the wide-awake, it's a crashing bore. [Aug 2005, p.164]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's nothing on Everything Ecstatic the likes of Madlib haven't already done better. [Jul 2005, p.186]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bland and undistinguished. [Aug 2005, p.178]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Second-rate Shins. [Aug 2005, p.164]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disappointingly forgettable. [Nov 2005, p.218]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bianchi's hackneyed lyrics... often overshadow the music's subtle pleasures. [Oct 2005, p.170]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even [Haines'] coos about war can't make Live feel urgent or save its slanted art-rock outbursts. [Dec 2005, p.214]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tortoise sound remarkably un-Tortoise-like on nearly everything... [and] Oldham's stunning vocals are rarely allowed the space they deserve. [Mar 2006, p.126]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Could pass for a set of lo-fi synth demos Sir Paul McCartney cooked up one long weekend for shits and giggles. [Feb 2006, p.130]
    • Alternative Press
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The sound of an artist losing the qualities that made him unique to begin with. [Apr 2006, p.216]
    • Alternative Press
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Today, yet another album filled with introverted hip-hop instrumentals--even one with occasional moments of beauty radiating from the murk--is doomed by comparison to the more innovative work the label has been offering lately. [Mar 2006, p.138]
    • Alternative Press
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything All The Time is almost pitifully lacking in soul, and it suffers from a few real snoozers, to boot. [May 2006, p.162]
    • Alternative Press
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bit too cleverly loaded with cultural critiques, winks and nods. [Apr 2006, p.207]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's hard enough to decipher his demented verses without constant interference from squelchy synth-bass farts. [Aug 2006, p.222]
    • Alternative Press
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While there are some nice moments of orchestral pop here, that's hardly enough to carry an entire album. [Aug 2006, p.208]
    • Alternative Press
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The result: a CD without hooks, impressive guitar pyrotechnics, or anything else, really. [Sep 2006, p.226]
    • Alternative Press
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A cluttered, derivative mess. [Dec 2006, p.200]
    • Alternative Press
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's not a single song that's captivating enough to hold our attention. [Dec 2006, p.188]
    • Alternative Press
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It seems like Hinson puts far more energy into conveying some sense of backwoods authenticity than writing songs that inspire any type of real emotion. [Oct 2006, p.200]
    • Alternative Press
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The songs sound more like a collection of B-sides than a new album. [Dec 2006, p.206]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dispirited, half-baked record. [Jun 2007, p.156]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Too many songs rely on sappy love-song cliches, bland arrangements or saccharine lyrics. [Mar 2007, p.135]
    • Alternative Press
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Good Charlotte have become caricatures of themselves. [Apr 2007, p.175]
    • Alternative Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This doesn't say the labum doesn't have its moments, but when you consider the amount of time and patience it takes to get to tthat point, it's hardly worth the payoff. [Apr 2008, p.153]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Maybe if Keith had spent more time on his lyrics and less time watching reality TV, this would be a better album. [Dec 2008, p.152]
    • Alternative Press
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lee's cutesy folk and piano pop leaves us cold. [Mar 2009, p.106]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The mood, talent, and energy are present, but the lack of lyrics is off-putting and relegates the band's seventh proper LP to B-team status. [Feb 2009, p.103]
    • Alternative Press
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's light, airy, soothing--and imminently forgettable. [Apr 2009, p.135]
    • Alternative Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Amon Tobin and Joe "Doubleclick" Chapman have created some truly interesting sounds, but the end result is sadly just another trip-hop excursion with lame rapping over the top. [May 2009, p.123]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Listening to American Central Dust ultimately feels a bit too much like working on an assembly line. [Aug 2009, p.114]
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