Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 3,049 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Serena-Maneesh
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
3049 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
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    It's already the most riveting album of 2005--provided you're ready to carve a wide enough hole in your consciousness to accept it. [Mar 2005, p.130]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    Give[s] Skyward In Triumph and Earth 2 a run for the title of Best Album By A Duo, ever. [Jan 2005, p.113]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    Ambitious, grand, emotional and complex, it’s a record that demands the band be seen in a new light.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Some of the most engaging music of his career. [Aug 2005, p.172]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    A thrilling listen. [Dec 2003, p.140]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    City is a rare thing: a disc that reconciles a band's need for discovery with the familiar characteristics that define them. [Jun 2006, p.171]
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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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    • 79 Metascore
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    Rarely have they sounded more comfortable with themselves. [Oct 2003, p.116]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    He used his left brain--logic--to access his right brain--emotion--to create what might not be the best Weezer album, but most definitely is the perfect Weezer album, at least right now.
    • 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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    • 74 Metascore
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    Infectiously noisy. [May 2006, p.166]
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    • 69 Metascore
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    Despite the oddball showpieces, the Furnaces have refocused the lens on their homemade-pop kaleidoscope, and the result is a unversally resonant album that's not just more joyful than it's companion; it's also more essential. [Jul 2006, p.192]
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    • 66 Metascore
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    There’s something special about the lyrical content that proves relatable yet poignant and beautiful all at the same time, resonating with listeners through the band’s unique ability to take basic, everyday ideas and turn them into an imaginative work of art.
    • 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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    • 92 Metascore
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    Lost In The Sound Of Separation is truly 2008's first perfect record. [Sep 2008, p.145]
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    • 76 Metascore
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    Mount Eerie would be a gorgeous record even if the vision behind it didn't fall somewhere between Biblical allegory and Greek myth, but the drama makes it all the more stunning. [Feb 2003, p.70]
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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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    • 79 Metascore
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    Shimmeringly beautiful and richly unpredictable. [Mar 2003, p.92]
    • Alternative Press
    • 79 Metascore
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    The Black Parade is MCR's whole raison d'etre rolled up into one mega-decibel calling card. [Nov 2006, p.179]
    • Alternative Press
    • 66 Metascore
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    It seems that when you mix superstar indie-ites, everything is increased exponentially. [Dec 2006, p.190]
    • Alternative Press
    • 82 Metascore
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    Hearing Blood Mountain in its entirety is like awaking from a coma to discover you have working ears. [Oct 2006, p.206]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    This is a test
    • 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]
    • Alternative Press
    • 81 Metascore
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    It's the beautifully austere, grown-up pop album we've been waiting years for Mac McCaughan to record. [Jun 2003, p.97]
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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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    • 86 Metascore
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    [Sheff's] uncompromisingly literate songs provide unusually rewarding payoffs. [May 2005, p.124]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    This is a sensational place to get acquainted with the immortal wonder of drones. [Aug 2005, p.178]
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    • 74 Metascore
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    While Mogwai once seemed too ambitious for their own good, Mr. Beast perfectly distills the essence of the band's raison d'etre. [Apr 2006, p.214]
    • Alternative Press
    • 77 Metascore
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    The result is aural perfection. [Feb 2003, p.68]
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