Dot Music's Scores

  • Music
For 1,511 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% 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 It Still Moves
Lowest review score: 10 Rolling Papers
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Squeaky genius.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    '100th Window' is every bit the production masterpiece its predecessors are - in places harkening back to, if not quite matching, the collective's glorious debut.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Dalle] may be the New Courtney Love, at times even the Punk PJ Harvey, but she also has a depth of emotion that was last displayed by Kurt Cobain.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Elephant' is already this year's most crucial purchase.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a record to get lost in, one that constantly surprises with its apparently infinite number of hidden harmonies and wry asides.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'The Sky Is Fallin' is a beast.... 'God Is In The Radio' has got just such an awesome riff, like the Lord himself hotwired to a Marshall amp.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to believe a better advertisement for music's capacity to be simultaneously adventurous and entertaining, funny and moving, leftfield and mainstream will be released all year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is music designed to fill arenas - possessed of a consistent quality and vision, a head, a heart and soul - that simply leaves the competition trailing in its wake. An utter triumph.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Over fifty minutes of slick, loungey, cinematic music.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Three albums in and Basement Jaxx are still so far ahead of the pack that they're a barely visible dust cloud on the horizon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nguyen has created what will probably be one of 2003's best albums. 'Again' is a dark and sexy record that reveals itself seductively over time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Wonderland' is magnificent. An album full of cracking tunes, potential singles and a new found lust for life from one of the best bands of the last ten years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [A] nine-minute sprawling, shifting and landing tidal wave.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond the shiny surface of these songs lurks an unusual wealth of detail decorating the landscape through which the Furries power, scattering verse after chorus after verse at breathtaking speed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an album that feels like a watershed somehow, a significant step onwards.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You could get lost for days in the depths of these arrangements, and still find something moving and transcendental at every gilded turn. It's a towering achievement...
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'The Argument' is the sound of a band stretching out and thereby consolidating their position as a unique entity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Busting out of car speakers on hot London streets this summer, 'Ego War' is gonna make you think that, finally, we've got a Brit band worth adoring.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The results breathe that same rarefied air as Nick Drake or Vashti Bunyan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's tumultuous. It's breathtaking. It's expressive without the barest hint of Radiomuse indulgence.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The good news is that The Polyphonic Spree still make sense stripped of all visual gimmicks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They've become accomplished, exciting, restrained and wise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Generally an upbeat dancey album which finds Madonna still ahead of the game sixteen years into her career, 'Music' takes an occasional breather with some more grown-up, reflective balladry.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The key to 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' is to be found not in Martin's presence, but in the intensity, dynamism, verve and style that Coldplay have now nailed, when comparisons to Radiohead, Echo and The Bunnymen and, perhaps most pertinently, U2's 'Unforgettable Fire', manifest themselves in a series of killer strides.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's unlikely you'll hear anything as near to perfect, magical and downright lovely all year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Since I Left You' is nothing short of stunning.... There's more imagination in this hour-long odyssey than most sample-based artists manage in their entire career. Not since DJ Shadow's 'Endtroducing' has an album showed what you really can do with a bunch of old vinyl.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Possibly the band's best album yet, destined to be loved by fans and loathed by critics, 'Mechanical Wonder' will be the soundtrack of spliffed up barbecues and boozed up afternoons with your mates for this summer and beyond.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another masterpiece.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 'world-music' excursions of the previous 'Global - A Go Go' album are less in evidence and 'Streetcore' is a sharper, leaner collection for it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not since Oasis in their gloriously unstoppable and unapologetic heyday have we been given the opportunity to embrace such straight-ahead, ebullient, desire-fuelled guitar music.