Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,747 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 Where Shall You Take Me
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2,747 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MMW charge brazenly past cries of Jimmy Smith worship into territory rarely covered by artists either acoustic or electric. [Jun 2002, p.80]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    #1
    Points to a genius that should overtake the world of IDM like a funky tsunami. [Jul 2002, p.81]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A cohesive, 100-percent successful record. [Oct 2002, p.95]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A blissed-out menagerie of subtly morphing beats and elegant melodies within a dub framework. [Oct 2002, p.88]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Cold House, Hood provide evidence that their time in the sun is long overdue. [Dec 2001, p.84]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their best album to date. [Apr 2002, p.70]
    • Alternative Press
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    May be Jackson's best work to date.... Playgroup is effortlessly retro, without sounding dated. [Apr 2002, p.80]
    • Alternative Press
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fast parts are faster, the hard parts are harder, and the melodic sections are more memorable. [Oct 2001, p.102]
    • Alternative Press
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a dazzling and haunting disc. [Aug 2002, p.74]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Didn't It Rain may be simplistic compared to its more eclectic and haunting predecessor ['Ghost Tropic'], but it evokes the world-weary tones of Neil Young's 1970 masterpiece After The Gold Rush. [Jun 2002, p.86]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A frenetic, opaque masterpiece that ranks in the upper echelons of post-rock primacy. [Apr 2004, p.96]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go Plastic fuses the insanely intricate beat programming of Feed Me Weird Things and Daddy with the abstruse experimentation of 1998's Music is Rotted One Note. It's the best of both worlds. [Aug 2001, p.98]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Creatures has a medieval majesty.... Yet such pastoral conjuring doesn't mean the band can't rock. [Aug 2002, p.82]
    • Alternative Press
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike most of his contemporaries, singer-songwriter Gough is willing to explore all sorts of styles while allowing himself to be as playful or serious as he wants. [Dec 2002, p.74]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Consistently intriguing, haunting and above all, very good. [Dec 2001, p.94]
    • Alternative Press
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More often than not, Amnesiac finds a balance between twiddling and transcendence. [Jul 2001, p.79]
    • Alternative Press
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radio 4 evoke the Clash, Wire, Les Savy Fav and neo-new wave, jamming epileptic rhythms with chunks of white noise to get a restlessly eclectic sound. [Jun 2002, p.82]
    • Alternative Press
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most powerful, viscerally brutal album the quartet have released to date. [Sep 2001, p.100]
    • Alternative Press
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deadsy's mix of electronics, death-metal distortion and lugubrious vocals offers something magnificently alien, yet familiar. [Jun 2002, p.69]
    • Alternative Press
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Better than its predecessor. [Dec 2003, p.150]
    • Alternative Press
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Delivers the goods in spades. [Nov 2001, p.94]
    • Alternative Press
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This Steve Albini-engineered masterpiece is destined to establish these 15-year vets as one of underground's strongest songwriting forces. [Aug 2002, p.83]
    • Alternative Press
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alice is unique within Waits' unique discography, and it may be his most fully realized work. [Jul 2002, p.96]
    • Alternative Press
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clinic have evolved from a set of brilliantly mixed parts into a distinctive whole to be reckoned with. [Apr 2002, p.71]
    • Alternative Press
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TA
    This, more than any of their releases to date, is an actual album. [Jun 2002, p.90]
    • Alternative Press
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rewarding art-pop risk. [Dec 2004, p.148]
    • Alternative Press
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A melodic masterpiece of regret. [Oct 2003, p.122]
    • Alternative Press
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great party record, pop-metal to a splendid degree. [Jan 2003, p.84]
    • Alternative Press
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tracks on Steal come off as much more assured and comfortable than those on Toxicity. [Jan 2003, p.81]
    • Alternative Press
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nears indie-pop perfection. [Feb 2003, p.70]
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