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 Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Lowest review score: 10 Twelve Stops And Home
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
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    This is true cosmic American music and possibly the best thing all concerned have ever done.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While those seeking a quick fix of cheap thrills hip hop will be disappointed, anyone who likes their music lush, multi-layered and lyrical should pick this up without delay.
    • 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]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, this album sounds incredible: cascading orchestrations, pulsating and instantly memorable tunes, an atmosphere that's both accessible and palpably psychedelic.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Some are already calling it a landmark. This year's 'Deserter's Songs' or 'Soft Bulletin'. In truth it's probably better than both of those records.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's not too ambitious to suggest few other releases this year will match its grace, humanity and power.... A magnificent album.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is an awesome album, almost certainly Placebo's pinnacle, although I'd love to be proved wrong.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In-between the chaos and peace, 'Drukqs' induces a whole host of emotions using acid squiggles, plucked piano strings and 80s electro-breaks.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a masterclass in why they were, and still are, the greatest rock band to grace the Earth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A single-disc equal of "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below".... Even if it only sold 14 copies, it would still be the best record of the year.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
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    Their records sound very different, but they're both astounding.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Incredibly, 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots' is a record that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with 'The Soft Bulletin', refining that album's themes and defiantly charging into unchartered musical territories. Another masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
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    There will be few better albums released this year.
    • 97 Metascore
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    This is a brilliant record, just as it's always been.
    • 75 Metascore
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    An album full of highly dramatic and almost cinematic entertainment moments.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Definitely in the hat for album of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
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    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.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Brilliantly sequenced, the album reaches a euphoric climax with the "Yes, we can change the world" hook of 'Black President,' a close cousin of Lupe Fiasco's 'Superstar.'
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Quixotic' can't fail to mesmerise even those who thought Tricky too clever for his own good.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A far more sonically ambitious statement than its predecessors, perfectly fusing organic sounds with production techniques that are usually the preserve of underground dance producers or R&B mavericks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At just over half an hour long, 'Rock Action' is a concise and robust statement of intent. It also contains some of the most beautiful and mesmerising music you'll hear this or any other year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stuffed full of collaborations, the duo has created a multi layered, analogue driven, polished yet powerful long player.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simultaneously laid back and bursting with intensity, 'Lost Horizons' is a film score inviting each of us to direct our own personal movie.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Hammond, [Waits] has found a worthy collaborator, one who gets to the heart of what these strange lyrics are actually about and imbues their sharp angles, acute observations and nicotine-stained introspection with some real insight and understanding.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    2001 has been a tremendous year for hip-hop. At the last moment, the Wu-Tang Clan just made it even better.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most inventive and exhilarating rock music Britain's producing right now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a phenomenal album. And best of all, it’s unmistakably Prince.