Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,761 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 Get Behind Me Satan
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2,761 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
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    The music on Selmasongs brings Bjork's penchant for haunting melodies, cinematic imagery and ambient percussion fully to bear.... Though composed for a film, the music is 100-percent Bjork and may well be her best work yet. [12/2000, p.91]
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    • 78 Metascore
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    This should be in everyone's stereo this spring, as it may go down in the history books as the Pet Sounds for the aggressive-rock world. [Apr 2003, p.82]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    It's a thing of subversive beauty, a striking debut that's self-assured and captivating. [Mar 2004, p.104]
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    • 71 Metascore
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    Suave yet sublimely ridiculous... most of Uh-Oh raises the stakes by escalating nearly every aspect to critical mass. [#153, p.88]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Mescaleros Martin Slattery and Scott Shields have yielded a remarkably cohesive set of songs with arrangements that Strummer would have approved of. [Dec 2003, p.135]
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    • 68 Metascore
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    A great album, crammed with hooks and harmonies, goofball lyrics and the left-of-center melodic twists any indie-rawk geek would fly or die for. [Jul 2004, p.148]
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    • 71 Metascore
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    A heartbreakingly brilliant album that unravels itself slowly if you just stop and listen. [Jul 2004, p.132]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    There's something for everyone here. [Jul 2003, p.120]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    Accessible enough for people who learn about new music from [NPR] and sonically interesting enough to appeal to hardcore electroheads. [May 2004, p.110]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    A thrilling listen. [Dec 2003, p.140]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    The quintet's Molotov mixture of suburb surrealism and sonic extremity is the perfect scrub for everything you've been subjected to in culture and daily life. [Apr 2003, p.73]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    The rare sort of album that convinces you original music still exists. [Jan 2004, p.110]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    This journey to Nocturama's not to be missed. [March 2003, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    His honky-tonk piano ballads are a little less haunted and more memorable. [June 2003, p.104]
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    • 79 Metascore
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    Think Doug Martsch fronting the Shins and playing the sweetest Carl Newman jams ever. [Sep 2004, p.124]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    On Hearts, riffs exist in cutting words and soulful guitar lines, not glittery axe solos; and every intricately timed punch to the throat is mastery. [Feb 2003, p.64]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    As is the case whenever [Kurt] Wagner's velvet croon wraps itself around a night that ends so late it's already morning... there really isn't a critic in the world who can touch him. [combined review of both discs; Mar 2003, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
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    As is the case whenever [Kurt] Wagner's velvet croon wraps itself around a night that ends so late it's already morning... there really isn't a critic in the world who can touch him. [combined review of both discs; Mar 2003, p.94]
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    • 70 Metascore
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    Jet storm the new rock pack with the diverse appeal and catchy compositions. [Nov 2003, p.112]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    A snow globe of an album that's sparkling, brilliant and only held back by gravity. [Aug 2004, p.106]
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    • 70 Metascore
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    This Is For Real is the album Aerosmith might make if they were back on the sauce. [Jul 2004, p.146]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    Two masterpieces. [Dec 2004, p.158]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    Like most good thematic albums, or films or books, for that matter, it's hard to put the pieces together on Album Of The Year, and just when you think you've got the narrative unraveled, you'll rediscover another lost passage or double entendre. [Sep 2004, p.122]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    It's the urgency of [Dizzee's] brash Brit patois that dares you not to decipher it. [Jan 2005, p.114]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    Sing The Sorrow soars with the kind of melodies hit singles are made of, yet it somehow persists with AFI's esoteric darkness. [Apr 2003, p.69]
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    • 74 Metascore
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    Once again, A Perfect Circle have quietly produced a masterpiece that challenges the very nature of testosterone-fueled angst. [Nov 2003, p.110]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    [They] satisfy largely by serving up more of what made their debut so good. [Dec 2003, p.142]
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    • 74 Metascore
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    At once daring and danceable, The New Romance is the best Talking Heads record Bikini Kill never made. [Oct 2003, p.120]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    Stop pretending that Morrissey is still relevant, that the Libertines are actually good and that you understand Radiohead. The Futureheads will give you everything you need, if you just let them. [Dec 2004, p.144]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    Has as much to do with Ray Davies as it does with hip hop and garage. [Jul 2004, p.148]
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