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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Black Cadillac
Lowest review score: 30 Siberia
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 468
468 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Turns out those hypothetical comparisons to Sgt. Pepper's weren't so far off the mark.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Van Lear Rose exceeds all expectations, a bold collaboration in which artists from two different musical universes forge a memorable work that neither could have created alone.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Zep faithful will welcome the belated release as evidence for enduring loyalty, but younger fans may find its diversity and dynamics even more enlightening.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His unsentimental, voluptuously masculine, spirit-guided magic is captured at its best, for all time, in this magnificent farewell.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This set stands alongside Waits's finest work.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On every tune, Mercer packs more hooks and melodic invention than most bands do on one album. As a whole, it's an even better record than Inverted World.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Almost wholly brilliant.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In drawing on the theatrical, macro-orchestrations reminiscent of Scott Walker and expanding on the slapdash, quirky, musical humor of the Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson, this album reaches another peak for Bejar and is one of Destroyer's best works yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    West magically sledgehammers home his opinions on taboo topics over beats that are equally daring.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly remarkable... Fans of Fela and the Ethiopiques discs will dig this, as will fans of the Notwist, Prefuse 73 and Aphex Twin.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She is still in the forefront of genre-transcending artistry.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rootsy and undeniable, The Intercontinentals is yet another Frisellian work of genius.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her uncanny, often eccentric lyrics have always been delivered with an inherent passion behind the impulse, but rarely have they approached the boldness of these dozen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Late Registration can't replicate the novelty of last year's College Dropout, but otherwise, this is an impressively more mature and labored-over album.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Flaming Lips' particular and peculiar genius comes to full fruition on the stupendous The Soft Bulletin.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A knockout punch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Black Cadillac is darker than its predecessor, but with melodies often more complex and lyrics more stunningly poetic than anything its creator has conjured before, the album is more transforming than depressing, and exquisitely beautiful.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Extraordinary Machine, she shatters already sky-high expectations.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a newcomer to Chasny’s sublime psychedelic folk or were a fan from the get-go and own all the limited editon vinyl, no one could possibly be disappointed with this album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Out of Season creates a dreamily sinister otherworld that's both vintage and timeless. [Amazon UK review]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about this album moves the duo up a level.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's difficult to think of a more compelling sophomore record by a young singer-songwriter, Norah included.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a stunning, confident piece of work that suggests the band is merely getting started.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's not a weak moment on this dark-horse gem of a disc.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His talents and the heart he puts into his writing, singing, and picking remain at their peak. This stellar collection proves it--four times over.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Get Behind Me Satan is the strangest and least focused effort by these unlikely garage rock superstars to date. It's also their finest, an Exile on Main Street-ish mish-mash where the sum is greater than the parts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Positively radiant.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amidst all the fun is a dynamic record that holds your attention.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not since the days of The Tom Tom Club, Bananarama, and "Lucky Star"-era Madonna, has dance-pop been this fun, this bouncy, this unabashedly optimistic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record that is wholly satisfying: not too overwrought and never self-assuredly slick.