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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The big-beated momentum of yore is bogged down in McClure's new graceless Gallagher sneer and left to stagnate by a band more interested in re-heating anaemic Kasabian-esque psychedelia than building a plinth from which to preach.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Driving yet jaunty guitars abound and backing chants fill the required spaces, yet it all comes across too much like a sub-par parody of their former selves.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Everything about this album smacks of contrivance and careful planning.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Herein lays Wayne's problem: he clearly has no understanding of rock.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    You can forgive Cruz for wondering who he's meant to be for his second album, but we're less indulgent of such wishy-washy nonsense that "Rokstarr" puts across in the name of heartfelt R&B.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Therein lies the danger of building an iconic persona on your current obsessions and an unerring belief in everyone else's interest in your thoughts. When it hits gold, it's magnetic; when judgement lapses, the convictions seem tired.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With so much of the joyous, uplifting and just plain life-affirming Motown back catalogue freely available (not to mention the any number of soul all-nighters dotted across the country), Going Back is a redundant exercise into one man's nostalgia.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unforgivably bad.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A cold and unengaging collection.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    '14 Shades of Grey' features no standout moments or highlights, just a formulaic, plodding, sixty plus moribund minutes that make this album about an hour too long. Avoid at all costs, even if you're a member of Staind's family.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Golden D' is Coxon's second stab at recording the most pointless album of all time and rest assured he's getting there.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's the state of the great man himself that's truly depressing. If the slurring on 'Murder' (pronounced muurrrerrr) is an attempt to sound like a stroke victim, it's worryingly convincing.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's no gentle way of saying this, so let's cut to the chase. This record is, quite simply, useless.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Either they've been taking too much heroin or not enough, but 'Black Rebel Motorcycle Club' is as limp as a soggy spliff the ragged morning after.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Quite the most lifeless and unloved record to be released by an artist of Spears' global stature.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Most of 'Dead Media' resembles a third rate Pulp, Denim or Babybird - steeped in tales of sexual disappointment in bedsit land but without the considerable charm, warmth and wit of the aforementioned bands.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Stripped of the rough guitars and eclectic production of the original, two things are exposed - those words and that voice. Neither fare well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This is pretty fluffy stuff.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The suspicion that Mika might have major talent under the plagiarism and cynicism is what makes "Life In Cartoon Motion" so remarkably unlovely.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The truth is most of this new record is karaoke, too--it's just that, like their fans, the band are so desperate to mean something that they have the gall to call it 'new'.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If the "Energy Never Dies", as Black Eyed Peas' acronymically-titled fifth album has us believe, why do they continually sound like the most tired, idea-less group on the block?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Because beneath the clownishly self-effacing exterior, there's an artless ambition at work here that's terrible to behold.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Far from a behind-the-scenes veil-lifting, though, 'Doggumentary' largely ensures that the worst preconceptions of self-indulgent hip-hop remain in place.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Eventually, 'Results May Vary' could become a fascinating document - a frightening insight into the vacuous state of 21st century culture.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Relentlessly bland and bourgeois, "Twelve Stops And Home" sounds like the product of focus-group analysis.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    He, like Ashcroft before RPA & The United Nations Of Sound, has absolutely no idea how rubbish he's capable of being. Take note Liam, and be careful.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    If this is what we get - because this is what enough of us apparently want - the end of the music business cannot come soon enough.