American Songwriter's Scores

  • Music
For 834 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Kiko Live
Lowest review score: 20 The Midsummer Station
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 834
834 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Elsie sounds like a step down from his Gaslight Anthem fare, lacking the emotional and regional details that make that band's songs sound so lived in.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Dancing Backward sounds more like a Buster Poindexter album than a Dolls one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Green Album ends not with that bang, but with the whimper of Matt Nathanson's "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along" and Rachel Yamagata's "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Young's idea of fun is based on an uneasy mix of cheap valedictory philosophizing and infantile daydreaming.