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 The Wind
Lowest review score: 10 Everybody Hertz [EP]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 68
  2. Negative: 3 out of 68
68 music reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The production on St. Anger is abysmal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
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    Lucky for him, he has Lisa Hannigan on board on several tracks in this album--her breathtaking vocals almost manage to make this take of epic heartbreak to the backdrop of Irish lullabies worthwhile. Almost.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with all the enjoyable tracks, many of the choices SV makes with their production will keep some fans scratching their heads.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Without the emotional resonance of Martin's voice at its most free, Coldplay's brilliantly minimal musical foundation has nothing to support. So it falters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For pleasant, albeit unchallenging pop-tunes which will not offend anyone, but may also put you to sleep, Your Majesty is the way to go.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the moments when Shaddix's voice and lyrics don't detract from the band's remarkable bluster, Papa Roach soars.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Central Reservation ... is ambient too, but not so much in terms of beats as echoey space and unobtrusive production. The focus here is on ballads, sweet and slow, and every string of every strum can be heard.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Barricades and Brickwalls paints a broad spectrum of alt.country/ bluegrass/honkytonk music, and that variety is its greatest strength.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The experimentation of tracks like "Off You" and "Put on a Side" show that Kim Deal and co. aren't concerned with reproducing past success, but also shows that they are entirely capable of producing the same interesting song structures and pop pleasures that we have come to expect.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's like you're listening to the same tempo and volume for 52.5 minutes when you really wanted a variety show.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Think Tank is an uneven album that only those with a very open mind and a big love for the band will be able to stomach.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not everything about Imbruglia’s second album is as bad as most critics would like to make it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    X
    There just isn't enough memorable music here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The overwhelming majority of this album is unbelievably annoying dance pop.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    God Loves Ugly ends up as the worst kind of inconsistent album--inconsistent not because of any lack of knowledge, creativity or heart on the part of the artists, but because they can't decide whether they want to use that knowledge to showcase their own voice or mimic someone else's.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Untouchables ends up heavy on stadium rock bluster, with precious little of the musical texture and intricacy that made Follow the Leader one of the few transcendent albums of its genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Rising is a tiresome battle between the sheer spirit that Bruce and his sidekicks invest in their work and the material itself, which is underwritten and overproduced.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Frankly, this is total yuppie shit--competent and unobtrusive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Most of it is pretty middle-of-the-road female singer-songwriter tripe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I
    The work is unfocused and sounds as if Buffalo Daughter is trying to be novel.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A new set of hard-driving war cries that aren’t all that different from yesterday’s, but different enough to be entertaining while somewhere short of inspiring.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    18
    It still wouldn’t come off so badly if Moby took his old sounds and improved them, but he doesn’t.