Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,930 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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2930 music reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Trinity is almost perversely uninvolving on first listen. [Sep 2002, p.90]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They make OMD sound like Joy Division. [Aug 2004, p.124]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When Red Bedroom ditches the choppy guitar riffs... the results are as much of a buzzkill to Bedroom's jumpin' vibe as cops busting up a raging house party. [Aug 2004, p.116]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An album full of songs so lethargic, it sounds like it needs a nap halfway through. [Apr 2002, p.71]
    • Alternative Press
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They lard The Printz with rote Aggressive Rock Radio fodder. [Jul 2004, p.148]
    • Alternative Press
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A decidedly hit-or-miss affair. [Nov 2004, p.148]
    • Alternative Press
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Easy like a Sunday morning, and just as dull. [May 2004, p.110]
    • Alternative Press
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Muddy, swamp rockabilly. [Jan 2004, p.108]
    • Alternative Press
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    [A] slickly produced holding pattern. [Jul 2003, p.122]
    • Alternative Press
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A novel idea that falls flat due to poor execution. [Dec 2004, p.162]
    • Alternative Press
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Noel Gallagher's songwriting is more derivative than ever. [Aug 2002, p.78]
    • Alternative Press
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Often feels like the soundtrack for a party that's running short on ideas. [Oct 2004, p.132]
    • Alternative Press
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    How many times can rock return in one year? [Jul 2003, p.122]
    • Alternative Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The ladies aren't ready to carry an album by themselves. [Oct 2004, p.146]
    • Alternative Press
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Key
    Album, boring. [Dec 2004, p.150]
    • Alternative Press
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    James Walsh does have a beautiful voice, but unfortunately, it's not enough to illuminate Starsailor from the shadow of British bands like Travis and Coldplay. [Feb 2004, p.90]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Libertines just don't live up to the hype. [Jan 2005, p.113]
    • Alternative Press
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At times, borders on unlistenable. [Nov 2004, p.146]
    • Alternative Press
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Weak. [Sep 2004, p.140]
    • Alternative Press
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Darker, glitchier and garage-punkier... a gamble that doesn't always strike gold. [Jan 2005, p.114]
    • Alternative Press
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Nirvana box set isn't the Holy Grail. The Nirvana box set isn't even Incesticide. [Jan 2005, p.105]
    • Alternative Press
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One-dimensional and full of tired tunes. [Sep 2002, p.81]
    • Alternative Press
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, Modulate comes off as a former punk's clumsy and unsuccessful attempt at diving into a genre that relies less on the organic than it does on the synthetic. [May 2002, p.96]
    • Alternative Press
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not much on Magnetophone's debut really distinguishes them from the legion of bedroom-based nerds playing with the same breakbeats and software as they do. [March 2001, p.83]
    • Alternative Press
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Uninspired goofiness... [#154, p.98]
    • Alternative Press
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Seems like a tarted-up version of 1986's Raising Hell.... This is for diehard fans only. [#154, p.87]
    • Alternative Press
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On Disco Volante, [David Gedge] sometimes becomes as tedious as a typical pick-up line. [Jan 2001, p.86]
    • Alternative Press
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Longtime fans will be comforted by Nightbird, even if it comes off like the fluff Giorgio Moroder might've rejected after a coke bender. [Mar 2005, p.138]
    • Alternative Press
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although M83's ambitions are often great, there is a problem here: Before The Dawn often drags its feet. [Mar 2005, p.138]
    • Alternative Press
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Most of Ward's quiet, contemporary folk songs are mere sketches, mediocre if not unmemorable. [Apr 2005, p.126]
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