Amazon.com's Scores

  • Music
For 468 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 How The West Was Won
Lowest review score: 30 Siberia
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 468
468 music reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This set stands alongside Waits's finest work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    West may well be her best album. It is easily her most musically adventurous, and often her most lyrically inspired.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album that is as fiercely imaginative as any the Sacramento-based group has released before.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shock Value is a far-reaching and ambitious disc; a masterpiece, even, in its own way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A knockout punch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You're presently reading about what may be the best album of 2007, hands down, by the most under-accorded American musical genius.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The singer's gentle vocals and Spanish-meets-classical guitar style make a quietly compelling match, especially so on his sophomore CD In Our Nature, easily the best work--either as a solo or contributing vocalist--that he has released to date.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Keyshia Cole proves for a second time--for sure and way beyond the shadow of a doubt--that she's headed for Mary J. Blige-style hugeness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Say what you will about influences on sleeves, this is pop music at its best: nostalgic and angst-ridden, but ultimately life-affirming. Shout Out Louds have found a winning formula.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What we have here is easily Mr. Young's finest work in years, one that erases the memory of his well-intentioned but anemic 2006 protest album, "Living with War."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The singer's whiskey-stained voice infuses those words with a fierce mix of pride, hurt, resignation, sadness, strength, and humility--traits that make her one of the finest R&B singers of her generation. There are other riveting moments rivaling that from this deeply moving set.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sharpest, most assured, and best record of her solo career.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Top to bottom, this may be Chesnutt's best effort since his 1996 disc About to Choke.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few bands... make slowing down sound this risky.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hersh has also masterfully tamed her potent vocal quirks here, using them to tease one moment and hypnotize the next.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A diverse and engaging work.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another accomplished collection that adds richer arrangements and instrumentation to Cary's mix of rock, folk, and country tunes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album is a showcase for Cash's trenchant, soul-baring songs about love and mortality.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Always clever, sometimes hysterical, and sometimes cloying, Lynch is a way hipper Weird Al for the post-millennium MTV generation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An adventurous meeting place between the Smiths' guitar-driven anthems, the Zombies' vocally intricate garage-pop, and melt-in-your-mouth '70s Quaalude rock.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive, mature effort that expands a predictable Brit-pop sound into something with varied textures, shades and nuance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some might be disappointed after spending God knows what on a copy of Twoism only to find it suddenly available anywhere, others looking for more of BoC's melancholy, spellbinding compositions should take fast advantage.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even the contemporary numbers sound like classics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part though, One Step Forward is more self assured and richly textured, nicely refining a winning formula that will no doubt enchant the many fans of its predecessor.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's an emerging depth and pensiveness to their songwriting, a growing sense of spirituality and drama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seven's Travels features some of Ant's most adventurous and assured production.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tears for Fears skirts the has-been trap impressively, translating years of experience into play-it-again, sophisticated modern pop worth paying attention to.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of his best-balanced albums in years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Meltdown is easily Ash's best album since 1977; this is the sound of a band becoming interesting again. [Amazon UK]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Purple One has reconnected with that deep vein of funk after experimenting with his splendid and messy excesses since the cusp of the nineties, and turned out his best album since 1987's "Sign of the Times."