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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Night Works
Lowest review score: 10 Rolling Papers
Score distribution:
1511 music reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    'Celebrity' does have it's moments. Sadly both of them are at the beginning.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    And fortunately, Rickie also goes beyond the cliched songbook, choosing songs which the soaring yet contemplative voice lends itself perfectly to, and makes her own...
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This collection of shimmering-smooth, synthesiser-led beats and lazy gangsta rap posturing isn't worthy of the once great Snoop.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Occassionally, the songwriting does contain flashes of thoughtfulness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It would be unfair to dismiss the record completely, however, as there are definite highlights.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So, we have a maturing Ms Lavigne, distancing herself from the teen antics of her "Let Go" debut, but struggling to find any stories worth telling save for boyfriend trouble and dead grandparents.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hit and miss, then, but certainly brave and bold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    You certainly don't reject it outright though, not immediately, as almost every song at least knows the function of a chorus and everything has a glittery and palatable radiance, but such anodyne, airbrushed electro-pop leaves you searching for the magic ingredients.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Large parts of this album sound as if designed specifically to be played to fields full of semi-comatose revellers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    He still sounds temperamentally incapable of making a bad album, but he's made his first boring one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fact that experimental, abstract beats have become so popular is partly down to him, but now that everybody's doing it, he has to do it more, or better, or different.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's good clean fun, entertaining and inoffensive.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At times here, The Kooks are far too easily confused with their peers--the Fratellis' riff on 'Stormy Weather' and Arctic Monkeys' intro to 'Down To The Market'--the band struggle to stamp their own identity on proceedings.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Problem is, much of this record is just Game keeping up with the Joneses: everything you'd expect from a 2008 rap album is here (Lil' Wayne guest spot; boring, '80s-styled Kanye track), and the stuff that makes him unique seems harder than ever to get at.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So smooth nothing sticks, there's no guts, no depth and no matter how much he protests to the contrary, nothing to believe.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perhaps the less successful tracks here might have been novel and fresh 15 years ago, but interest in library music and analogue synths was piqued long ago and some of Love 2 sounds like one example of many these days.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of Aerosmith, and fans of good old Rock Music will love it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s not Razorlight’s reflected experience that’s the problem, though, nor their clichéd rock‘n’roll romanticism - it’s the bewildering narrowness of their sonic vision.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    9
    "9" picks up where the ubiquitous and two-million selling "O" left off. Hoarse howling to acoustic guitar strumming; folksy plucking to bleeding heart mutterings; Radiohead-a-like moments pull of portentous, look-at-me pauses and full band crescendos.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem is not that The Rakes haven't sought to evolve; it's that they've done so too self-consciously and slipped out of their depth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A bitterly disappointing, lacklustre album that is sadly short of distinct memories of any kind.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you didnt get 'U.F.Orb' or 'Orblivion', this ain't going to change your mind. If youve never heard The Orb before, though, this is as good an introduction as any.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A knack for woozy melodies is one weapon at Nicholls' disposal; but here they're fatally undermined both by his petulant vocal style and by the rickety, paper-thin production.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Meandering atmospheric intros and outros, with lyrics that often just repeat the same verse ad nauseum, overshadow what could be, at times, shorter, snappier songs.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An average effort with hints of greatness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's by no means a bad album, just not his best by a long way, or the triumphant return it should have been.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Much of this album fails to engage.... There are lengthy attempts at covering too many bases, when fewer distractions would have allowed Cook to create music with direction, not just location and motion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Oblivion With Bells is a competent record and, it must be said, far stronger than the most recent releases by '90s contemporaries The Prodigy or The Chemical Brothers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A sultry dance album crammed with excellent tunes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kid Rock's sound rarely deviates from the explosive metal guitar rap synthesis he has made his trade mark...It is when Kid Rock strays from these familiar musical pastures that he gets into trouble, as in the case of 'Abortion', a rather pathetic attempt at soul...