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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What emerges is Sonic Youth at complete ease with themselves and their music, operating simultaneously at the peak of their powers and with a powerful, audacious restraint.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Stillmatic', as ever, is far from flawless but, at its best, it addresses the hip-hop landscape of 2002 as lucidly as 'Illmatic' did that of '94.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s both an oddly comforting and exhilarating trip.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Love And Theft' is a much tricksier, elusive and - important, this - entertaining beast, one that mingles reflections on ageing with a host of jokes, both good and bad, and some wickedly limber music.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Miraculously, given the similarity of the design, 'Meteora' avoids being a stagnant retread of 'Hybrid Theory'.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So all-in-all, with every track practically a text book example of what great pop should sound like, even the ballads, Hanson’s return is a welcome one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For every misfire, the band hit their target twice.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Post-rock', which Sigur Rós most assuredly are, may be little more than the shoegazing of a decade ago in an ironic T-shirt, but that's no reason to dismiss it outright. For a start, much of it is very lovely.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is not an album to listen to casually. It insists on taking over your life for an hour, demands a level of concentration rare in rock, amply repays multiple plays.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A real step forward - a challenging and melodic record.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the sound of a band returning to their roots, to the dramatic Celtic infused epics of their early records.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Storytelling' contains some of B&S's finest songs since their 'If You're Feeling Sinister' peak.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'White Lilies Island' sees Imbruglia free herself from the Alanis Morissette-clone image that you sense was very much forced last time around and actually manage to carve out an identity, both in her vocals and as a personality.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essentially, 'It's A Wonderful Life', is an equally brilliant and perhaps more cohesive album, mixing an arcane guitar, string and keyboard based atmospheric tilt, with more fast-action, barrelling moments.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mighty fine album which neatly sidesteps the tired alt.country tag, 'Feast Of Wire' is an engaging musical road trip that you wish would never end.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album misses the addictive funk of 'Red Alert', the off beat quirks of 'Yo Yo' and the engulfing production depth of 'Same Old Show'. But it's a powerful package and a proof that the Basement Jaxx have the confidence and vision to pursue their own path.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She is at the top of her game, and hits it out of the park both concept-wise and musically.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Admittedly, this is bedroom indie, but it's bedroom indie with strong production and songs that are always self-deprecating enough to not be self-pitying.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Vol. One' might have opened the band up to a wider audience but 'Vol. Two' is a far better reflection of what Everclear are all about.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Baby I'm Bored' is the album Dando's fans hoped he would return with.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This minor masterpiece of an album is nothing less than a precision exercise in deconstructed songwriting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is what she does, really: talk clever, talk dirty, talk funny and, with Timbaland's dedicated assistance, annually expand the possibilities of what pop music can sound like.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Love & Life' suggests "the queen of hip-hop soul" is truly now at the top of her game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not quite as effortlessly enormous as 1999's blistering 'Synkronised', 'A Funk Odyssey' nevertheless won't disappoint anyone taken with the band's direction on that record.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Towards the end, Herren's love of the glitch tentatively tries to reassert itself, but poetry and seductiveness manage to pacify it for the duration.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few debuts are as intriguingly addictive, physically compelling or effortlessly hip as this.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Laetitia Sadier's vocal melodies soar, so that even when you get two hints of classical minimalist Steve Reich in the first two tracks, there are still tunes to hum.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He still tinkles the ivories with dazzling skill and his scything comments on breaking-up and the emotionally inept are all too easy to identify with, yet the most enamouring thing is that he manages to do this all without being zany or patronising.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ruthlessly, relentlessly refined, the surprise is that you don't get sick of what is, despite its surface changes, a fairly predictable formula. Rather, you want to hear it again. And again. And again.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The influence of recent collaborators like Autechre and Spring Heel Jack is prevalent throughout much of the album as tracks like 'Eros' fuse jazzy, organic instrumentation like marimbas and guitar to colder cut-up beats.