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 XTRMNTR
Lowest review score: 10 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For people awaiting that second Jet album, this should prove a welcome distraction from their crayons. For the rest of us it's a look of bemusement and a scratched head.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    He preens, poses and struts like a self-proclaimed and extremely delusional love god.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Repeated plays just refuse to reveal hidden depths. There aren‘t any. “Around The Sun” is just a really poor album, probably the first one that this band has ever put out.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The lack of creativity on display here is palpable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    On the evidence of 'Democrazy', the wrong self-indulgent flake got fired from Blur.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The dominant sound is of flickering sequencers and heavy-handed synth-pomp which showcases Linkin Park's keen interest in the work of Depeche Mode, but also often leaves them sounding about as cutting-edge and dangerous as Jesus Jones.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To live in their world is like being trapped at an idiot's convention and almost – but only almost - as bad as Limp Bizkit.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is a pompous, blandly histrionic album, faintly monumental in its drabness.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Represents an ill-advised body swerve from the duo’s idiosyncratic home territory and plunges them deep into the thoroughly becalmed waters of MOR ambient pop, offering up languid, beats-driven, down-tempo tunes that aren’t so much radio-friendly as downright sycophantic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This album is nowhere near as imaginative or as interesting as its maker thinks it is.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A product so meticulously calculated, so shamelessly designed for the widest possible demographic, so wholeheartedly shallow, you suspect Simon Fuller and Simon Cowell must be dumbstruck in admiration.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A plodding collection of ballads carefully designed to show-off her jaw-dropping vocal range to the fullest.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is a genuinely dreadful album.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A stunningly bad record.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An album that's desperately hard to listen to, let alone care about.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Despite this album's production credits reading like a PhD thesis, Korn's commercial masterplan is fatally undermined by certain glaring weaknesses, the main one being that their singer is a dunderheaded, sexist, self-pitying fool.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    How the mighty have truly fallen.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Beyond the artificiality of this album's every attempt to be loved, what's most surprising is Pharrell's failure to program so much as a decent beat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    "Christ Illusion" for the most part consists of leaden, grinding sludge devoid of any urgency or malevolence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Track after track in an aimless blur of humming amps, pointless mucking about with effects, dreary jams propelled by meandering guitar interplay, and bleak, endless droning.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This lumpen, bloated, boring album is as much of a let-down as any of Timbaland's other "solo" works.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    His voice still sounds like it could curdle milk, an anaemic whine with no substance. Song-wise, this is mass-production fodder about which there's very little one can say.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The rest of the tracks bop along with various degrees of offensiveness or inoffensiveness, troubling and achieving nothing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The lumbering, ponderous nature of both music and vocals elsewhere makes you wonder if much of Songs In A&E wasn't actually recorded in hospital.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Songs that used to bounce and strut with foolhardy glee now amble, lamenting, the stench of booze and self-pity turning Romance At Short Notice into a wake.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Earth To The Dandy Warhols is just vacuous mid-tempo babble and clatter.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    People will tell you Ladyhawke is fresh and exciting. They're wrong. It's horrendous.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The record has some horrific moments, nearly all of them Borrell's.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The Spirit Of Apollo, a record boasting some of the most pioneering musical talent of the last three decades, does not sound "timeless" but nor does it seem an appropriate tonic, voices passing unheralded in a confusion of mediocre, glossy production, guests from the stratosphere reduced to faces in the crowd.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately for the oh-so-cleverly named Mongrel are nothing more than a patronising exercise in telling the poor listener what they already know: that governments can be corrupt, war on the whole is not pleasant and we all have a right to freedom.