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 Illinois
Lowest review score: 10 Rolling Papers
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a brilliant record, just as it's always been.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not as remarkable a transformation as the one Rick Rubin performed on Johnny Cash, but this is a fine collection and as pleasurable a listen as it undoubtedly was to record.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a masterclass in why they were, and still are, the greatest rock band to grace the Earth.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kanye's ...Dark Twisted Fantasy is also the densely-produced work of a clearly erratic soul.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A definite tour de force for indie hip hop.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    'In Search Of' throbs with an innovation hewn from the patchwork of the past yet anxious to transcend it and head for undiscovered planets. The real revolution is here: support future music, reject imitation - 'In Search Of' really is one of the best albums you'll hear this year. [Review of UK version]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Orphans" is that rarity of an album: one that will satisfy hardcore fans as well as the uninitiated.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delivering his lyrics in a breathless barrage, 'Boy In Da Corner' packs the energy flash of London MCing into its grooves and for that alone it deserves attention.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Elephant' is already this year's most crucial purchase.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their records sound very different, but they're both astounding.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His eye remains sharp.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once you've taken in how wonderful it sounds, it'll be time to thrill at how much of it there is, then how dense it all is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What 'Original Pirate Material' makes abundantly clear though, is that - whilst Skinner may not be at the very cutting edge of Garage's club soundtrack - he's a man blessed with an astonishing aptitude for pop and a mainline into the Zeitgeist.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Show[s] that the early chapters of the Staton story may not match the later commercial success, but trump the four-to-the-floor stuff with grit-in-the-grooves southern soul.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    “Funeral” is the sort of perfectly-realised record you’d hope from a band at the top of their game. For a debut release it’s unmatched in recent years. Hearing it is to wake from a black and white slumber and to view the world in widescreen Technicolour.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's eclectic, electrifying, eccentric and more than a little bit ludicrous, but Sir Lucious's ambition is as infectious as its madness is dazzling.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Throughout the album, Primal Scream set a furious pace that only narrowly stops itself before the last note is spat out. In the preceding 65 minutes, what you get is as monumental a sonic statement of the times as 'Screamadelica' was over ten years ago, the first great album of the millennium and probably the best record of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    A modern day classic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Squeaky genius.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A unique and beautiful work that will be returned to again and again. Definitely, already, an album of the 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Modern Times" offers further evidence that this man remains more than capable of greatness.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is music that sounds like it was plotted by sad psychics graduates in lab coats. It's clean, melancholic and sterile (in a totally non-derogatory sense) - full of gently undulating rhythms and melodic pulses.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Merriweather Post Pavilion's rare combination of great songs and vital invention make this one of the year's most important records, already.
    • 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.