BBC collective's Scores

  • Music
For 150 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 From Here We Go Sublime
Lowest review score: 40 Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 150
150 music reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is one of those rare albums that makes you wonder how you ever got by without it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s not just the recurrent meditations on mortality that makes Ma Fleur even more heart-rendingly beautiful than 2002’s Everyday, it’s also how The Cinematic Orchestra’s new album actually feels.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Experimental yet poppy, awkward yet unforced, Panic Prevention is a minor masterpiece from a truly bar-raising new talent.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s exciting stuff, simple yet deadly effective.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it still errs toward a languid late-60s template, Cabic’s songwriting is now crisp and effortlessly melodic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essential listening.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much of Hissing Fauna… dances in the face of its depressing subject matter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is music that hits the head, heart and hips all at once.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album as rich as it is strange.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not a bunch of old blokes looking to recapture their youth; rather, Grinderman sounds like a freshly hewn and rudely vigorous chunk of leftfield rock.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excellent Italian Greyhound is vintage Shellac: stark, razorous and blackly comic, lurching into whatever time signature happens to possess drummer Tod Trainer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    M.I.A. and co-producers, including Switch, straddle more styles than you’d find in most music collections, let alone on the same disc.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    it's great to hear Banhart playing outside of type, and the swagger and muscle occasionally at work suit him surprisingly well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Rainbows really does present Radiohead at their most full-blooded and confident.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When Cease To Begin rocks out it's euphoric, but there's a mournfulness shadowing each of these insistent melodies that will have you crying even as you smile.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs on Comicopera rate amongst his very best--emotionally complex, politically charged but never short of beautiful.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throughout, monster riffs abound. Perhaps this monochrome-clad cartoon combo are as great as singer Howlin’ Pelle always said they were.