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 1.4 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re after dark, bloody romance with a twist, look no further.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Warm and quirky. Pleasantly bizarre. Sophisticated and daft. Herbert at his best.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their second album continues in a similarly delicious vein, melding wonky electronics, pillow-soft soul and lyrics that manage to weave strange violence into gorgeous soul songs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Eraser’s sound lies somewhere between the roiling beat soup of Amnesiac and a poppier sensibility.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ultra-sensuous experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The translations offer many witty surprises.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ward’s band kick back with a looser, rockier feel than previously, yet his dusty, wistful voice still inhabits an age all of its own.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A less angular, more grown-up album - something that won’t rattle your nerves.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At 77 minutes it’s no sprint, but YLT’s mellifluous serpentines are never less than involving.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a winning combination, with the Prince’s shambolic charm still intact but lent clarity by the new additions that make this infinitely preferable to previous efforts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Meek Warrior’s seven tracks form a sprawling tapestry where every guitar pluck, clarinet wail or joyous shout seems part of some euphoric cosmic plan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Finn's] smart, poetic, unashamedly adult lyrics... almost guarantee this is the best arena band that’ll never play an arena.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bewildered newcomers will soon be entranced, old fans won't be disappointed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ys
    It’s to her great credit that Newsom (literally) plucks artistic triumph from the jaws of cloying whimsy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As exciting as it is original-sounding.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This only occasionally matches the breathtaking splendour of last year's …Illinoise! but with its modest price and immodest extras only Scrooge could fail to have his heart warmed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now every track is an intensely creative pop gem, like those brilliant pockets scattered throughout previous releases, refined and condensed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At their best, on Yankee Go Home and Five Easy Pieces, their sound becomes less indie rock than ecstatic chanting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dip
    As lush and expansive as his former work was taut and aggro - only the quality remains.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are off-centre, post-hardcore workouts and plenty of edgy but polished, pop fusion pieces, which suggest The Futureheads transplanted to 70s West Coast America.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are missteps... and the production is sometimes frustratingly muddy, but Neon Bible very nearly delivers on impossible expectations.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album’s dark title belies its artful balancing of psych pop’s sweetness with head-down, rock riffing and the emotional power of the blues.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overblown orchestrations, searing choruses, a demonic self-help tape pastiche and odes to Tom Cruise’s private life are tempered by sparse melodic interludes and tender songs of souls battling against grim routine.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    El-P's uniquely, beautifully harsh vision remains undiluted.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sort of euphoric, sweetly intentioned indie pop that, despite occasionally making Belle & Sebastian sound like Da Lench Mob, nevertheless manages to stay the right side of cloying.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As fun and full-on as it gets right now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Turner’s sharp narrative ear is still tuned to the revealing banalities of everyday life, the whole band admirably responsive to emotional nuance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is less cohesive than Vespertine or Medulla but the fun’s in the exuberance, the jolting between musical styles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He’s an acquired taste, perhaps, but a distinctive and extraordinarily talented songwriter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The influences may be antediluvian but the spirit is timeless.