Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,838 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:
2,838 music reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's virtually impossible to listen to Show Me Your Tears from start to finish; but individually, each song is a dark, delightful peek at Black in the throes of therapy. [Nov 2003, p.108]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, the Beeps still seem like a work in progress. [Nov 2004, p.140]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On some songs... the cutting-and-pasting fails to produce anything new, but a handful of others blend their textures beautifully. [Sep 2004, p.122]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The best songs are, as usual, the weirder ones... Elsewhere, Balls spends too much time riding the same quirky-dance autopilot that has fascinated Sparks since the late '70s. [Jan. 2001, p.102]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disheveled collection.... Westerberg's muse seems to switch on and off, from inspired to bored. [Jun 2002, p.90]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a bit more quiet time on this effort. [Nov 2004, p.149]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They're so busy crafting the perfect pop song... that they've made a uniformly dull album. [Sep 2003, p.102]
    • Alternative Press
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even if Oxeneers doesn't move you, it'll surely floor you. [Dec 2004, p.157]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A record of bittersweet delights that resonates with the brain and the heart. [Nov 2004, p.149]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a deathfest of sound and fury, quietly melancholy and fiercely apocalyptic. But it's a tale that grows wearier with every listen. [Sep 2004, p.122]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If 1987-era U2 is your bag, you'll dig it. [Jul 2001, p.74]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Granted, the Offspring have always dabbled in lyrical goofiness, but on Splinter, this approach seeps into the music as well. [Jan 2004, p.93]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yes, it sounds like Yes, and, no, I don't mean that in a good way. [Nov 2003, p.99]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're confused and bewildered by Power, you're probably not alone. [Dec 2004, p.146]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Good Charlotte have obviously put a lot of effort and imagination into Chronicles, and if it comes off as slightly awkward in parts, well, isn't that part of growing up? [Nov 2004, p.135]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While their occasional reliance on wide-eyed sloppiness isn't endearing, when the band clean up, they have some irresistible pop nuggest in them. [Apr 2003, p.80]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the band overcompensate for all the testosterone with modern-rock romps like "Some Say" and with bland ballads like "Slipping Away." [Dec 2004, p.142]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Invisible Band has more layers, more moods than ever before, and more tunes as well. [July 2001, p.88]
    • Alternative Press
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This batch of cobbled-together love songs and lullabies makes for instantly likable pop regardless of its source material. [#155, p.77]
    • Alternative Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Sneak Attack proves this pioneer and innovator's run is far from over. [Aug 2001, p.90]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Occasional missteps keep X.O. Experience from being a bottle of the top-drawer stuff, though it'll still leave you with a good buzz. [Aug 2001, p.91]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    [Stephin] Merritt likes to sing about dancing--'I'm Lonely' gives us good reason to join him on the floor. [#147, p.92]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sample-based backing tracks, hard-hitting but plain, don't have much choice but to play second-best. [Jan 2002, p.74]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But under the ill-fitting vocals, Deep Down & Dirty has some dubby, dark tracks that work if only because they don't try so hard to be "Connected" sequels. [Jul 2001, p.85]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An album that hangs together surprisingly well. [Oct 2002, p.90]
    • Alternative Press
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The least pretentious--and most accessible--thing AYWKUBTTOD have ever released. That's probably because it sounds a lot like your record collection. [Feb 2005, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A whole that's less than the sum of its parts, a bittersweet pill that's best taken in small doses. [Feb 2005, p.88]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    He seems hell-bent on sabotaging his amiable, acoustic-guitar-based songs with the sort of distortion and static that drive most engineers up the soundproofed wall. [Jan 2005, p.114]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only thing missing is Gibbard's unique voice--well, that, and the solid songwriting that made the Postal Service's Give Up a classic, rather than just a pleasant listen. [Mar 2005, p.122]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although memorable hooks are few and far between... there's no denying the album's ferocity. [Mar 2005, p.132]
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