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 Chutes Too Narrow
Lowest review score: 30 Siberia
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 468
468 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Turns out those hypothetical comparisons to Sgt. Pepper's weren't so far off the mark.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Out of Nothing is a truly exceptional album.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Extraordinary Machine, she shatters already sky-high expectations.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The disc is truly beautiful on the ears, filled with gorgeous dynamics, crisp, discordant playing and impressive production to boot.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dust is an atmospheric tour de force that doesn't just come from left field, it breaks through the outfield wall.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliantly melds the aural imagery of Andrew Hill's '60s Blue Note classic Judgment! with contemporary electronica effects.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intelligent, interesting, honest, diverse and ever so slightly screwed up--what more could you want from a rock 'n' roll record? [Amazon UK review]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about this album moves the duo up a level.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Westerberg's not making sensitive statements or trying to write a pop song as good as "Alex Chilton" here. As such, it's the best music he's made in years.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stylish tour de force.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the dreamiest pop to emerge on the U.S. side of the pond in recent years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She is still in the forefront of genre-transcending artistry.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amidst all the fun is a dynamic record that holds your attention.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rootsy and undeniable, The Intercontinentals is yet another Frisellian work of genius.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's difficult to think of a more compelling sophomore record by a young singer-songwriter, Norah included.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album serves as both an ambitious travelogue and as a graceful rejoinder to the bitterness and frustration that inspired it, with Amos wading through swells of sadness ("I Can't See New York"), anger ("Don't Make Me Come to Vegas"), and insecurity ("Your Cloud") with velvety grace.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Happiness in Magazines is riddled with glorious pop songs, and in a sane world would yield several hit singles. [Amazon UK]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Carpenter reestablishes herself not only as a world-class poet, but as an artist of the first order.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Flaming Lips' particular and peculiar genius comes to full fruition on the stupendous The Soft Bulletin.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of 2003's best releases.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterly exercise in restraint, subtle sophistication, and melodic playfulness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Out of Season creates a dreamily sinister otherworld that's both vintage and timeless. [Amazon UK review]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's not a weak moment on this dark-horse gem of a disc.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    Lush, impossibly mature.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As with all great country music, exquisite execution, splendid sound, and depth of feeling combine to create a cathartic, redemptive result.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    West magically sledgehammers home his opinions on taboo topics over beats that are equally daring.