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 SMiLE
Lowest review score: 30 Siberia
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 468
468 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Extraordinary Machine, she shatters already sky-high expectations.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Turns out those hypothetical comparisons to Sgt. Pepper's weren't so far off the mark.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Out of Nothing is a truly exceptional album.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Carpenter reestablishes herself not only as a world-class poet, but as an artist of the first order.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Out of Season creates a dreamily sinister otherworld that's both vintage and timeless. [Amazon UK review]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Coyne is a shrewd observer of human nature, and an even shrewder songwriter and this album stands as his greatest and most varied work yet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His richest and most consistently satisfying release since the late '80s.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't expect a derivative mash of smudgy, nostalgia-filching sounds, though, because despite its retro leanings, what's in store somehow crackles with currency.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shock Value is a far-reaching and ambitious disc; a masterpiece, even, in its own way.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    Lush, impossibly mature.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His unsentimental, voluptuously masculine, spirit-guided magic is captured at its best, for all time, in this magnificent farewell.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's not a weak moment on this dark-horse gem of a disc.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliantly melds the aural imagery of Andrew Hill's '60s Blue Note classic Judgment! with contemporary electronica effects.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of 2003's best releases.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frayed, fuzzy and undeniably excellent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stylish tour de force.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    West magically sledgehammers home his opinions on taboo topics over beats that are equally daring.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is music you listen to when drugs don't work anymore.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes a few listens to sink in, but Everything is transcendent, shimmering, layered, and smartass emo-pop fully ready for stadium saturation.
    • 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.