Classic Rock Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 359 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Sound System [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 20 What About Now
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 359
359 music reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fans will alp up the spot-on menu, while newcomers can discover one of the most criminally overlooked musical titans of the last century. [Nov 2013, p.98]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sound System is quite the piece of work. [Sep 2013, p.94]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bona fide, big, stadium-pleasing epic. [Mar 2013, p.95]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An instant classic. [Apr 2013, p.94]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only have the Bad Seeds delivered another healthy baby, but perhaps the most gracefully beautiful of the whole brood. [Mar 2013, p.98]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their rejuvenating effects make this the most rounded and melodic QOTSA album in a decade, a triumph snatched from the mortuary doors. [Summer 2013, p.88]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oddly, the title track, a low-key ballad, is the least satisfying song on offer here. It's the only aberration. [Summer 2013, p.94]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rhythm & Blues is a proper double album: each disc is notionally themed though, as you'd rightly expect, there's plenty of each. [Oct 2013, p.88]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Demented, wigged out and stupendously mind-blowing, White Hills can't be Brooklyn's best-kept secret much longer. [Sep 2013, p.88]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An all-round triumph. [Sep 2013, p.90]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most thrilling of everything here is a newly discovered BC radio recording from 1964 that fizzes with the thrill of making music and being alive. [Oct 2013, p.92]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The soundboard mix of this version of an already much-expanded CD sounds gleamingly, unfeasibly fresh. [Nov 2013, p.93]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the remastering is a major improvement on previous CD releases, it is the session discs that are of most interest to anyone who grew up with this timeless record. [Nov 2013, p.101]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Corsicana Lemonade flips through a crateful of classic rock tropes, yet sounds spankingly "now." This extraordinary foursome just go from strength to strength. [Dec 2013, p.98]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the evidence of this quite brilliant record, brighter days lie ahead for one young American at least. [Dec 2013, p.103]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark, desperate and full of great tunes, this is rock'n'roll at its black-hearted best. [Nov 2013, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a close-quarters portrait of a singer-songwriter at a relatively early stage of his ascension to true greatness, it's hard to beat. [Feb 2014, p.97]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautifully constructed, artful and imaginative debut. [Jan 2014, p.116]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is bigger, bolder, and better in every respect. [Mar 2014, p.97]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This might well be the finest example of the genre since My Bloody Valentine perforated their first eardrum. [Summer 2014, p.91]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Songs is a doozy. [Sep 2014, p.93]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Futurology isn't just the best album the Manic Street Preachers have made this century, it's arguably the best album of the year. [Aug 2014, p. 206]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forty years on, these are still songs and performances few have equaled, let alone bettered. [Sep 2014, p.99]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The allure and immediacy of the songs is remarkable, the stuff that translates into an instant classic. [Sep 2014, p.94]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a pleasure to report his studio debut catches the spark. [Dec 2014, p.103]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It never lags. [Sep 2014, p.95]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She has made her masterpiece; remarkable at any age. [Oct 2014, p.91]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The plastic punk with the cartoon sneer has made his grown-up masterpiece. [Nov 2014, p.90]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By making new albums like this, the band sidestep the entire revival punk circuit ethos and create something new, again. [Summer 2014, p.88]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a great way of refreshing an often overly familiar catalogue. [Jan 2015, p.124]
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