Boston Globe's Scores

For 2,000 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 City of Refuge
Lowest review score: 10 Lulu
Score distribution:
2000 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    These songs are failed epics in miniature.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Everyone seems tired on this album: The songs meander, and the guest singers (including Conor Oberst) speak or moan lyrics they don't seem to care about.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For someone who has dazzled with his sonic imagination in the past, Rjd2 sounds very tentative here.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Duke is an awful, awful record.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    He's less dexterous and creative on this interminable 17-song, 73-minute disc as he indulges in all of rap's worst impulses.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s hard to remember the last time an album so flat and vacuous generated such a buzz.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The popular rapper’s fifth record is an alarming regression and a head-shaking misfire.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Nowhere does Britney Jean sound like Britney Spears.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The godfather of avant-rock and the popular metal band don't click on any level.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A tired, impotent album for sure, but between dumb and dumber, dumb wins every time.