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 Untitled
Lowest review score: 10 Rolling Papers
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The quintessential much-loved cult band, they’ve yet to make an album their fans didn’t adore, but the good news is that “Oceans Apart” is one of their finest.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Free from the trappings of hype this is simply a great album. Rock 'n' roll: just like they used to make.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if "Hypnotize" is simply more of the same, with SOAD operating at such astonishing creative and emotional heights, it'll still leave every other metal band on the planet scrabbling in the dust.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Utterly unique and frequently wonderful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Everything Ecstatic" pulses with imagination and subtle talent, choosing to follow a sweet technicolour road rather than take a harder, and far well trodden path.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond the grooves etched in this record, what is most exciting is the ease with which Arbez brushes aside the canon of 90s giants.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If anything, this 25-song double set sees Belle & Sebastian at their finest.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just knowing Shakira is still in the world and capable of making albums as inspired and assured as "Fijacion Oral Vol 1" is like finding out ABBA are reforming or that the real Michael Jackson was kidnapped and replaced with an evil imposter shortly after making "Thriller".
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a very, very good record.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While other albums may have been more groundbreaking, none have been as excitable or infectious.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With "Life In Slow Motion" he's delivered an album so rich and deft that it pushes beyond the realm of the humble singer-songwriter, to earn him a place alongside the likes of Springsteen and Van Morrison as one of music's revered elite. Without question, this is a classic album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Love Kraft"... sees the group slowing down and settling into themselves, revelling in their customary psychedelic indulgences while knocking out a supremely relaxed perfect pop album in the process.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the quick gestation, it's actually better than the successful debut - a rare enough occurrence - and the direction in which they've pushed things is equally surprising.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    A modern day classic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    At last Ryan Adams has made a record every bit as good as his heroes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Such is the depth and quality of Turner's songwriting, it plays like a best of.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This release at least gives some sense of the visual brilliance, media spectacle and utter fertility of artistic energy that came together in Tropicalia.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The triumphant "Star's Of CCTV" will be to guitar bands what The Street's "Original Pirate Material" was to the UK urban music: essential listening.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But while "3121" might suggest that, at 47, Prince isn't looking to change the face of music anymore, he's clearly still more than capable of delivering classic Prince albums.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Fishscale" is a purist's delight, an album seemingly crafted solely for those who've been chasing his maverick tail for the past decade.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Flaming Lips' most effortless and varied exploration of their charming and profound tongue to date.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As sleek and assured as anything the trio have done.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most artists are well-aware of the pitfalls of the difficult third album, of course, and try to disguise their on tour / hotel room songs - but when has Mike Skinner ever been most artists?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both artists have stepped outside their regular roles to make what feels like a genuinely instinctive, love-fuelled record that zings with an enthusiasm for all spectrums of music.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not merely a good album, but a truly great one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And while at first it feels like an unholy, unhummable mess, the same solid gold charm which powered lead single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" to Number One, lurks at the heart of every track, and by listen five it's refocused "Ta-Dah" into a strangely enticing nether world, where it's forever 1974 and a cheap thrill or soaring pop high lurks round every corner.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not since Springsteen's "Greetings From Ashbury Park, NJ" has an album carved poetry so successfully from the dirty streets of America's greatest cities, or has a lyricist dealt so skilfully with the themes of addiction, failure and snatching redemption a split second before passing out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frequently staggering.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The one-time Best Unsigned Band In The Country have come up trumps with a debut album brimming with whip-smart, post-riot-grrl attitude.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most genuinely interesting addition to The Beatles' canon in years, it actually makes you want to dig out the originals and fall in love with the music all over again.