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 Neon Golden
Lowest review score: 10 Rolling Papers
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Orphans" is that rarity of an album: one that will satisfy hardcore fans as well as the uninitiated.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If March's "Fishscale" was his "Highway '61 Revisited" or "Innervisions", "More Fish" is "John Wesley Harding" or "Fulfillingness' First Finale". It may lack something of the lustre, but it's still a gem from a master operating very much at the peak of his powers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nas's insight, erudition and poetic intensity override all other concerns.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great lost album in the making.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is beautiful, uplifting stuff.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There isn't a second's worth of music here that doesn't come mink-swathed in note-perfect retro sound, or a song that isn't worthy of it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [A] strong contender for album of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Veirs here is at the peak of her game, and as refreshing as a lungful of oxygen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Herein lies the beauty of this band: geeky record collectors they may be, but they're quick to impose their feral energy and fierce individuality on proceedings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's probably Bjork's most succinct and inventive statement yet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is so rich, so intelligent, so feeling, that most of us will throw our hands limply in the air and join voices with mum Kate McGarrigle who, according to the dedication on the back, "still whispers in my ear that I'm great".
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Maroon 5 are the new Police, the new U2: a wildly exciting rock band who understand how to make great pop music that works everywhere from the bedroom and the iPod to the radio and the stadium.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Icky Thump" is really a very odd record indeed, but then, oddness of a particularly bravura nature comes naturally to them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With filth, loose morals, anger, frustration, big guitars and even bigger choruses at every turn, it's got all the DNA of a pure-bred rock classic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might be a little too airbrushed, arch and meticulous for some, but it's brilliant all the same, and, in the tradition of all great second albums, it could prove to be Hard-Fi's defining moment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no getting away from the fact that the goofy guy who used to play drums for Nirvana just made a classic album.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet cartoon and divorced from reality as it is, his vision is so vivid that it never fails to seduce and fill you with the uneasy sense that maybe, just maybe, somewhere his disturbing dimension of bums and misfits really does exist.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deeply special album, and one you hope enough people will allow to get under their skin.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a record that will happen to you, and when it clicks, the realisation that As I Am is a genuine classic is overwhelming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Untrue is a devastatingly accurate depiction of urban UK--plugging the listener into the matrix of some godforsaken south London satellite, with its identikit fast food joints, repellent inhabitants and anonymous decaying sprawl.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is rap of mesmerising, addictive quality, written and delivered by a master in charge of every aspect of his craft.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In short, it's the album everyone's been waiting for her to make.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They muster compelling music that sounds like triumph in the face of adversity, building something beautiful out of the building blocks of sadness and despair.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Flock, their third album but only the second to get a British release, Ireland's Bell X1 have unearthed the missing musical link - and it's marvellous.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Seventh Tree actually does - successfully - is tap into a very English spirit of eccentricity, taking the mellow floatiness of Goldfrapp's earliest work and imbuing it with a dash of Hammer horror and the aroma of country meadows.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War is an insane, obscure and exciting record of the kind that very few artists have the guts or imagination to make anymore.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Across forty minutes, this is epic yet compact, a film noir in garish technicolour, an album made up of potential singles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Couples is simply a successful attempt to sound both different and better.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Canadian-American boho remains as feisty and red-blooded as ever, her hewn-from-marble voice--part-cowgirl part-Patti Smith--crooning and bawling tales of feckless lads and late night disappointments.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ironically, though defined sartorially and sonically by this short window in history, the songs on their debut album are mostly timeless. Few better will be released in 2008.