Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,852 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:
2,852 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only twang on the record is the sound of strings breaking as Jack attacks his guitar. [Sep 2001, p.104]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Songs like "16.12" are so captivating, you'll barely notice they're over 10 minutes long. [Dec 2004, p.162]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is still some of the most original, passionate and listenable music of the year, but the mood has changed. [Jan 2002, p.95]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Parts of the result feel overly defensive and overly techno-y, but "Bang! Bang!" will blow your drawers off... [#155, p.85]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The results are as thrilling as ever. [Oct 2004, p.140]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Fall rock with scalding fury, as if it were 1981 again. [Aug 2004, p.116]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Largely standard Luna fare: smooth, loungey, literate alt-pop with quirky yet instantly moving melodies. [Apr 2002, p.79]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Held together nicely by Armstrong's expertly scored strings and a generally tranquil tone common to most of his work. [Jun 2002, p.71]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amazing. [Jan 2004, p.108]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Lovebox, they do another about-face, dirtying up and slowing down their song-structured house tracks into a grimy soul/funk/house/hip-hop amalgam. [March 2003, p.94]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whereas the Beckster tends to wriggle cheekily along to his funk, and Badly Drawn Boy does his own thing in spite of it, Gorillaz don't give a rat's ass about acting funky; they just are. [July 2001, p.68]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their strongest and most distinctive effort to date. [#151, p.71]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the skillful meshing of Benjamin Gibbard's part-stream-of-consciousness, part-confessional vocals with melancholy piano and achingly melodic guitars that reveal a fleshed-out Cutie are indeed a band of uncommon beauty. [Dec 2001, p.79]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mind-melting Indian-flavored strings... wispy vocal guest turns... and snarling, droning guitar riffs drench Rising in a pleasing psychedelic haze. [Jul 2003, p.124]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The results are understated, heartbreaking and quietly intoxicating. [Oct 2003, p.124]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sounds more like Bad Religion than any Bad Religion album has in years. [Mar 2002, p.71]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their most complete-sounding disc to date. [Mar 2004, p.91]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their noisy attack has downright melodic elements, and the album exudes an energy that was mostly sporadic in their previous material. [Sep 2004, p.140]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the indie universe, rarely do groups making such live spectacles have albums to back up the show--but this charming, smart, lush pop is a notable exception. [June 2003, p.97]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beam may continue lacing his ragged acoustic with your heartstrings while quietly whispering about a growing understanding of self, but he isn't sitting beneath a pink moon quite yet. That's surely on its way. [May 2004, p.94]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hi-Fi are catchier this time around, continuing to trip through their songs with the joy of a teenager who just learned the chord change from "Smells Like Teen Spirit." [Apr 2003, p.72]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The disc's bread and butter is Auf Der Maur's smoking riffs. [Jun 2004, p.106]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Original Pirate Material isn't as good as the U.K. press hyperbole would have us believe, it does prove that sentiment and sincerity are more interesting than slickness and skills. [Dec 2002, p.96]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His brilliant mash-up of dancehall, techno, booty bass and stomping glam is a guaranteed floor-filler, whether you're laughing or not. [Jun 2003, p.109]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you get past the roller-disco-house vibe of the first single, "One More Time," your ears and booty will twitch just fine to the booming beats and taffy-stretching grooves. [#153, p. 63]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're skipping past Gold Medal's soggy, pub-folk title track toward an otherwise flawless album of glossy, commercial punk. [Dec 2004, p.142]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Think the Postal Service, but with more instrumentation and experimentation. [Feb 2005, p.94]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Starsailor failed at morphing Britpop with orchestral flair, the Veils soar. [Aug 2004, p.118]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The whole thing is over before you know it packing a punch as sweet and warm as a shot of whiskey. [Jan 2005, p.108]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His arrangements are floral and handcrafted and warm. [May 2004, p.102]
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