Alternative Press' Scores

  • Music
For 2,818 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 Modern Apprentice
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
2,818 music reviews
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    The eight tracks here defy formula, instead feeding off of one another in a cannibalistic frenzy of samples and constantly shifting beats... This is a deceptive and brilliant album. [#147, p.98]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s fast; it’s honest, and it’ll probably make you tear up more than once.
    • 95 Metascore
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    Experienced, acclaimed groups rarely make albums as bold and confrontational as Stankonia, because they have too much to lose. OutKast don't care.... The Atlanta duo coalesced the political and societal challenges of hip hop's past into what is one of the genre's most artistically unortodox releases so far. [12/2000, p.108]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The results are extraordinary. [May 2012, p.79]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All invention and no indulgence. [Jun 2004, p.110]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the Impossible Past is an inspiring exploration of life as it should be--but rarely is--lived. [Mar 2012, p.98]
    • Alternative Press
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lost In The Sound Of Separation is truly 2008's first perfect record. [Sep 2008, p.145]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This band may be close to two decades and seven albums in, but in these here Parts, Every Time I Die are coming out of the box like airborne wolverines lunging for the world’s carotid arteries.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their stripped-back and organic-sounding punkish indie rock recalls early Jimmy Eat World, Texas Is The Reason, the Appleseed Cast, Penfold and the Weakerthans, and this album sees them stand toe to toe with any one of those bands, which is admirable to say the least.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Has as much to do with Ray Davies as it does with hip hop and garage. [Jul 2004, p.148]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Delivers the goods in spades. [Nov 2001, p.94]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's ridiculously ambitious--and consistently surprising. [Aug 2005, p.164]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few records this year will be able to compete with the heart or hooks of this one. [Apr 2014, p.89]
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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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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alice is unique within Waits' unique discography, and it may be his most fully realized work. [Jul 2002, p.96]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strikingly beautiful pop songs. [Nov 2004, p.142]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While The Finer Things may be fashionably late for this summer, it’ll sure as hell hold you over to the next one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Z
    Z is their OK Computer, an album of scope and resonance that lasts far longer than its 40-minute run-time. [Oct 2005, p.162]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Consists entirely of samples yet sounds as organic as a 1960 Impulse! LP, largely because Hebden broadens his instrumental palette, fattens his beats and even gets cinematic. [June 2003, p.109]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amazing. [Mar 2003, p.92]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most joyous and poignant party albums ever. [Feb 2002, p.74]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is a triumph, a huge step forward for a band that should be regarded as one of the best in the genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    CIS convey aggression and energy through a maddening array of effects pedals and the haunting, grainy tenor of Kristain Hallbert's reverberating voice, combining to form corrosive anthems embellished by space and nuance. [Mar 2010, p.92]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [They] satisfy largely by serving up more of what made their debut so good. [Dec 2003, p.142]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    For an elite cadre of sound warriors, the disc perfectly bridges Slayer's demonic metallic riff majesty with the maniacally convoluted dynamics of French prog-rockers Magma. [Dec 2005, p.216]
    • Alternative Press
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For both diehards and neophytes alike, Bad As Me works as Waits' "greatest methods" collection. [Nov 2011, p.98]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yes, the journey is often challenging, but that's what makes it unforgettable. [Dec 2006, p.190]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautiful, quiet and pensive affair, bristling with subtle electronics and wonderfully layered acoustics. [Nov 2014, p.90]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There hasn't been a song-oriented psychedelic album that's had this sort of life-affirming, full-bodied roar since Mercury Rev's 1993 classic, Boces. [June 2003, p.110]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We're all closer to comprehending, thanks to this absolutely brilliant piece of modern musical art. [Sep 2011, p.116]
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