CultureDose.net's Scores

  • Music
For 68 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Permission To Land
Lowest review score: 10 Everybody Hertz [EP]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 68
  2. Negative: 3 out of 68
68 music reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The tracks included in Dust are thoughtful, introspective canticles that are best enjoyed under the fog of your favorite incense and the glow of a candle or two.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a magnificent album.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No!
    The whole album is as musically stirring and creative as anything TMBG have ever done, and that’s saying a lot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Black Letter Days is a truly special work, and should be treated as such. Don't let the best record of the year go overlooked.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's no way you won't be listening to this CD on repeat for anything less than two weeks straight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Having covered so much territory, the album leaves you completely fulfilled--like any nightclub act--but ready to do it all over again the next night.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    “Weeds,” an excellent tune which compares the English working class to this type of plants, is only one of the various epic, melodramatic tunes in the key of Scott Walker (who produced the record) present here that use elements of nature to symbolise aspects of modern society and the human condition itself.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A summery pop journey, complete with mellow melodies and gentle guitars.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Burn and Shiver shows Azure Ray maturing and improving the quality of their craft while settling into their familiar, pleasant formula.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the young, brooding Waits had done this score it would have been too much--too miserable--but our older, wiser Waits possesses the perfect combination of cynicism and idealism to pull it off.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely has a record balanced such quality lyrics with such pretty music; it is also a rare occasion when a record can be both deeply sad and uplifting at the same time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album whose scope, diversity, wit and heart make it instantly the best album of 2002.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With this album, the deejay only adds to his rep and further solidifies his place amongst Hip-Hop's elite producers and turntablists.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What saves her from getting HACK stamped across her forehead is how she chooses to approach the material, meaning she's turned down the notch a couple decibels for the duration of the trip.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sea Change is different (and, in a way, less interesting) than everything Beck has previously done, but he has a rare gift that he shares with precious few artists, Prince and Bob Dylan amongst them: no matter what he does, Beck will always be interesting.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For people friendly to western pop traditions, there is little or nothing in the music to dislike, and lots to sing along with.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the first time in their careers, Sonic Youth are willing to stand for something and give it to you, no frills. No more hiding behind black shades and pretending you're Lou Reed, no more “let's try to make the scariest noises possible from our guitars” sessions, no more poses. Sonic Youth have grown up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Notwist are, for me, the band New Order never had a good enough singer, or a creative enough programmer, to be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Somewhere within the radio-friendly, xylophone-banging tracks, Badly Drawn Boy finds space for artistic experimentation and growth.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a confectionary delight, from start to finish: sometimes intelligent, sometimes emotional, always likeable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With one album, Alicia Keys jumps up from the most overrated R&B artist since Michael Jackson to the best young talent R&B has seen in a very long time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there is nothing new on Alice, the songs he develops are well-structured, elegant and as bawl-worthy as ever.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best hard rock albums of 2002.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With The Sea and Cake, the question is never whether the album is good or bad, but whether the album is good or excellent. One Bedroom then is a good album.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band continues with a strong electronic feel without compromising the integrity of good, raw musicianship.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On a level of pure listening enjoyment, Boy In Da Corner isn't quite an Original Pirate Material; but it does succeed in establishing that Dizzee Rascal deserves a place right at the forefront of the UK Urban movement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mount Eerie doesn't work outside of its concept and, to the detriment of the songs, the album is so intensely personal that melody and song structure give way to abstract conceptualism.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As usual, Public Enemy's lyrics are relevant, intelligent, unyielding, and punctuated with skillfully crafted accompaniment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The same studio experimentation that makes much of Ugly Casanova's music interesting also results in a handful of throwaway tracks enough to prevent Sharpen Your Teeth from becoming a wholly cohesive album.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even at its worst, Don't Give Up On Me is never anything less than elegant.