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 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Chutes Too Narrow
Lowest review score: 30 Siberia
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 468
468 music reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Their irritating habits remain as intractable as ever: must every romantic spat be framed against saving the whales (okay, the shrinking water supply) and the fight for clean air?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem lies in Gore's lack of emotional and musical range.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s just a shame that the lack of soul in his rotating rap deliveries tends to undermine his masterful storytelling capabilities.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If play-it-to-the-back-rows, unabashed power-pop is what the Ataris were after here, they've delivered it with nigh perfection.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may still sound beautiful, but too often Amazing Grace comes off as mere formula.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More D12 than 50 Cent in terms of quality, Cheers should have been way more than simply the sum of its notable parts.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite Clarkson's sublime vocal talents, excessive gloss at times overwhelms the quirky charm and personality she displayed on Idol.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The F.A.B.O.’s smooth, deadpan flow cruises over benignly commercial beats, and the overall effect isn’t hard enough to stand up to "official" street-issue hip-hop.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's this lumpy consistency that ultimately lets them down, but this is a laudable effort from a band on a decade-long roll. [Amazon UK]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The production seems a bit slick, as if the group was going for some Interpol-type success, while the songs would perhaps be better served at a studio like Easley in Memphis.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Over the course of the album, too much of the midtempo material sounds too much the same, more inspired lyrically than musically, failing to sustain the momentum of the opening tracks.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a woman who once used lyrics to shock listeners, there's nothing terribly shocking about this new CD.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fortunately, producer Steve Lillywhite is on hand to clean things up, giving even the most bumbling lyrical experiments, such as "Wordplay" and "Geek in the Pink," at least the illusion of a newfound maturity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Phair doesn't need her angry-girl persona to prove she has talent, but she may still need it to stand out from the crowd.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid, if not wholly overwhelming album.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its center becomes weighed down with bland mid-tempo numbers and the final song detracts from the powerhouse close the record might have had.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Has she grown up? Maybe not entirely yet, but Lohan is showing the promise of an honorable mainstream career.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unpredictable actually gets rather predictable over the course of 15 songs, too many of which begin to meld into one another.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All the Roadrunning--while beautiful--seems somehow underwhelming, and without a true centerpiece.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When Tool sounds as good as it does on ["Jambi" and "The Pot"] it's hard to get enough. Which makes it all the more baffling that a surprisingly large chunk of the disc is given over to mood-enhancing soundscapes like "Lost Keys" and "Vigniti Tres."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Busta has never sounded so mature.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not as promising as 1999’s Lipstick Gamemight have indicated, but an aggressive, hard-rock effort nonetheless.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The less successful interpretations simply fail to differentiate themselves from the spirit of the originals.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More a pop orchestral mishmash than a well-defined rock opus, Bat III is dark, seemingly hopeless at times, and über dramatic. Oddly enough, that's also its saving grace.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    9
    Not quite as endearing as his raw and seductive 2002 debut.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans and casual enthusiasts will no doubt be bewildered by the extra experimental outings of an already daunting band--but for completists, this is the last word.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wincing is neither the clever genre recombinant exercise of their second album nor is it the perfect little self-contained universe of their debut. This is not the Shins' best album; it's their growing pains third record.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pocket Symphony won't yield any pop hits, but it could be the soundtrack to endless rainy afternoons.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Little here finds McGraw in a feel-good mode.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If her album is musically uneven at times, her artistry and strength continue to shine as undimmed beacons.