Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,810 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 SelmaSongs: Music from the Motion Picture Dancer in the Dark
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2,810 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
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    Hot Chip strip down their influences, reworking scores of sound into new, distinctly original machinations. [Aug 2006, p.222]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    One of the few albums that deserves its Pitchfork-generated hype. [Jul 2006, p.204]
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    • 79 Metascore
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    Each of the dozen tracks on his debut is a fully realized vignette that makes a particular locale startlingly vivid. [Sep 2006, p.230]
    • Alternative Press
    • 75 Metascore
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    Revelations is Muse's best work yet primarily because of the fluid balance it keeps between excess and restraint. [Aug 2006, p.220]
    • Alternative Press
    • 88 Metascore
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    Yes, the journey is often challenging, but that's what makes it unforgettable. [Dec 2006, p.190]
    • Alternative Press
    • 81 Metascore
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    Avatar is further proof that Comets On Fire are one of the most relevant bands of this decade. [Sep 2006, p.214]
    • Alternative Press
    • 78 Metascore
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    Even if you can't fully grasp the disc's existential subject matter, Happy Hollow is still a pleasure on the ears. [Sep 2006, p.207]
    • Alternative Press
    • 74 Metascore
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    This is the 25-year-old singer-songwriter at his most personal. [Oct 2006, p.208]
    • Alternative Press
    • 85 Metascore
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    These guys sound like they don't even understand why punks and classic rockers drink at separate bars. [Nov 2006, p.198]
    • 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]
    • Alternative Press
    • 76 Metascore
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    Only time will accord the Bloods with the same kind of reverence given to such old-school avatars as Gang Of Four, Wire and Public Image Ltd. Wait and see. [Nov 2006, p.194]
    • Alternative Press
    • 75 Metascore
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    One of the brightest and catchy offerings for Sub Pop all year. [Nov 2006, p.188]
    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
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    Pussy Cats reveals facets of the Walkmen's personality that their originals haven't explored. [Dec 2006, p.189]
    • Alternative Press
    • 72 Metascore
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    Saturday Night Wrist proves yet again that Deftones have a corner on the transcendental-metal market. [Dec 2006, p.192]
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
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    A quantum leap above not only Brand New's prior work... but beyond anything that any band in this scene are currently creating. [Jan 2007, p.129]
    • Alternative Press
    • 76 Metascore
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    Reznor sets his machinery on "kill" and points it toward authority and herd mentality. [Jun 2007, p.158]
    • Alternative Press
    • 66 Metascore
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    The Mars Volta have created the first great record of 2008. [Mar 2008, p.145]
    • Alternative Press
    • 92 Metascore
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    Lost In The Sound Of Separation is truly 2008's first perfect record. [Sep 2008, p.145]
    • Alternative Press
    • 70 Metascore
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    With Nothing, Manchester Orchestra have created what will ineveitably be regarded as one of the landmark releases of 2009, and more noticeable they've exceeded the hype that's surrounded them for nearly three years. [May 2009, p.109]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    This is a test
    • 79 Metascore
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    Motion City Soundtrack have made the best album of their career and easily one of the best albums of 2010 or any other year. [Feb 2010, p.91]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    Simple Math is a perfect interpretation of an imperfect man's life, and hopefully just another chapter in the larger story Manchester orchestra have yet to reveal. [Jun 2011, p.105]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    We're all closer to comprehending, thanks to this absolutely brilliant piece of modern musical art. [Sep 2011, p.116]
    • Alternative Press
    • 82 Metascore
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    It is as exciting and enthralling a listen as anything Thrice have ever created. [Oct 2011, p.105]
    • Alternative Press
    • 81 Metascore
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    A sprawling, 17-song, 64-minute monster that is without a doubt the finest music these three artists--vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis--have ever made.
    • 87 Metascore
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    While some bands might try to ignore the pressure that comes with a raised profile, Touche seem to have embraced it, producing their most frantic, panicked, passionate and best album of their career. [Oct 2013, p.81]
    • Alternative Press
    • 88 Metascore
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    It’s incredible just how good Dreyer is at making you connect with his characters, and how equally good his band are at backing him up.
    • 76 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.