Classic Rock Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 166 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 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Sound System [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 20 What About Now
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 166
166 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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album gets better with every play. [Jun 2013, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans will already know that this is a strong, alert Dave album, as Dave albums go. [Aug 2013, p.86]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coathangers drives home the prevailing sense of compositional attitude meeting musical affirmation. Bravo! [Nov 2013, p.88]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Concise, clever and at war with everything from alienation to greed and loss, it's a rallying cry in a world that's lost its voice. [Mar 2013, p.97]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While wonderfully idiosyncratic, Oddfellows finds them at their most accessible to date. [Apr 2013, p.95]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Afterman: Descension is both a thoughtful and thought-provoking album, and one that works on several levels. [Feb 2013, p.94]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a familiarity to much of the material which, while not quite formulaic, does sometimes hint at self-reference, brazenly so on Tears Don't Fall (Part 2). [Mar 2013, p.97]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My World Is Over proves to be another step up. [Feb 2013, p.95]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vintage Bowie album for vintage Bowie people, of whom there are many; a reflection on his own journey and also on ours. [Apr 2013, p.92]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lush and romantic, Evidence is the kind of timeless electronic album you can dream inside. [Mar 2013, p.98]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an undeniably intriguing and often inspired collection, shining with genuine heart and humanity. [May 2013, p.86]
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