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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Dust
Lowest review score: 10 Everybody Hertz [EP]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 68
  2. Negative: 3 out of 68
68 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The real problem with Gutterflower is that it doesn't really add anything new to the Goo Goo Dolls repertoire.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Summer Sun is full of beautiful melodies that fail to excite for the sole reason that, for the already initiated, it seems like old hat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eve-olution isn't revolutionary but the album is strong, definitely her strongest to date.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Magic & Medicine is hardly a record that will catapult The Coral to the next level; but at the same time, it's also far from being an embarrassment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If 2001’s Weezer was a second-rate Blink-182, almost every composition on Maladroit is more strongly developed, whether it is the tight drumming to the point of showboating on the album’s first single, “Dope Nose,” the surprisingly successful intricate guitar work on the crunchy “Take Control,” or the band’s return to form, producing some of the best pop songs since their 1994 debut.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nocturama is as slight and as pretty as a walk through the snow on a sunny Winter day.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure it's a stereotype of all the things the South is. At the same time, it is a clearer-eyed view than has been offered before.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This album is carried by its incredibly poetic lyrics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where The Soft Bulletin was an intricate assessment of rock's potential, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is merely a rough sketch of a new musical direction.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not entirely the soul baring effort that one would have expected, nor exactly the breezy Summer album that critics are saying it is, what Sheryl has cooked up here is a highly pleasing stew that is one third smart Pop, one third touching love songs, and one third “look at all my famous friends” posturing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shins fans will find this a solidly enjoyable album.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Justin Timberlake's solo debut is good.... Was this the same Justin Timberlake from that boy band *NSYNC? Could it be? Better asked, how could this be?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With each successive album Eminem finds new depth and excitement within the same themes and structures he used way back on The Slim Shady LP, so even if new songs contain earmarks of Eminem classics, they still feel reinvigorated.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The production on St. Anger is abysmal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    O
    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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The overwhelming majority of this album is unbelievably annoying dance pop.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    X
    There just isn't enough memorable music here.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not everything about Imbruglia’s second album is as bad as most critics would like to make it.
    • 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.
    • 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.