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For 59 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Figure 8
Lowest review score: 30 Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59
59 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
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    Songwriting and production throwbacks granted, the Apples send the repackage down a new stretch of road with full-throttle performances and the soon-to-be legendary pipes of singer Robert Schneider.
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    • 81 Metascore
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    It's a sweeping, gorgeous masterwork that draws upon a collage of pop flavors from the last four decades, brightly burning the eternal singer/songwriter flame and touching down for a couple of power pop punches.
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    • 82 Metascore
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    Moment for moment, there's not a more significant collection of songs to spend your life with...
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    • 83 Metascore
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    Making a record that delivers satisfaction from start to finish is a rare and momentous thing. Making any record that sounds unlike anything else is a victory in itself. To bring the two in line as Yo La Tengo has done with And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out may as well be called perfection.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silver & Gold is as pretty an album as Young's created yet...
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a lot going on sonically with this album, but it feels cohesive -- all its disparate elements are beautifully brought together by O'Connor's overriding openness and passion.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Naked Self, Johnson hasn't let up one bit. His tongue is as sharp as ever, and his songs show that updating one's style doesn't have to mean dressing in this year's airwave fashions.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her latest, I Am Shelby Lynne, is not a country record, but rather a graceful hybrid of roots rock influences and Muscle Shoals soul that adds up to one of the most intimate, earthy and adult pop-rock records in recent memory.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suicides offers music that's even softer and more blurred around the edges than the band's previous efforts (Moon Safari and Premiers Symptomes), deftly meshing Bacharach-influenced progressions with martini lounge instrumentation for a mix that's retro-futuristic and smooth as, well, air.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Songs don't get any better than this, and with the exception of Elliott Smith, no one plays a sad song sweeter than Tweedy & Co. -- it's always a thrill to hear a band maturing into its prime.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transcendental Blues epitomizes musical craftsmanship; it simmers instead of sizzles, meaning it's solid throughout and has no shortage of good songs... [w]hat is missing in the mix here is Earle at his angriest...
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    the album shows that the group has the power to whip audiences into a frenzy with beats and loops that feel remarkably organic and spontaneous.... Everything should be required listening for those who question the validity of electronic in a live format.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A complex, heavily textured album that aims for the stars.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an album of textural terror, a musical abrasive applied to the slick multinational machinery, via hard beats and sonic density, angry politix and dance-floor decline.
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