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 In Search Of... [First Version]
Lowest review score: 10 United Nations of Sound
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A more disparate and yet strangely coherent collection of moods and styles you will not hear this year outside a supremely eclectic compilation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfectly contemporary hip-hop release rescued from the ashes of independent hip-hop cliche.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's truly intriguing in the way PJ albums haven't been since the commanding "To Bring You My Love" back in 1995.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget all you know about Christina Aguilera. She's discovered sex, rebellion, rock'n'roll and, at one amazing instant, drum'n'bass.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Weller fans can once again breathe a sigh of relief, for the man's still got it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This, like the last joint 'Stakes Is High', sees the crew making even more stylistic space between themselves and their very own creation of the late eighties, 'the daisy age'.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They're one of those rare propositions in British Pop - A Great Idea On Paper.... Often, it works, leaping off the page and becoming something you'd actually want to slip into your state of the art entertainment hub at the end of a hard day shredding documents.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Musically, DC continue to improve, supplementing their acoustic, sparse approach with radio-friendly pop and tracks that subtly ebb and flow; just beware of a few lightweight and labouring moments.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite Brown's unquestionably limited vocal range, the minute pitch shifts of his voice are well suited to the stoned-wonder of tracks like 'Set My Baby Free', 'Neptune' and 'Dolphins Were Monkeys'. It's on these blissed out, chilled moments that the album really shines.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What makes 'No More...' Cave's best album since 'Henry's Dream' (which it most clearly resembles), is a return to melodrama (or rather the juxtaposition of melodrama with the album's ballads) where Cave crafts a deliciously potent mix of the visionary, the bizarre and the everyday...
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not as far out wild as 'Kaleidoscope' but it is a consistently inventive and brilliant record.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is 'All Killer No Filler' with bells on and 'Does This Look Infected?' will rightly have the Blink 'boys' quaking in their trainers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first truly great rock band of the 21st century.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Golden State' is easily the band's most accomplished record and should stand as one of the best British rock albums of 2001.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike his obvious contemporaries - David Gray and Tom McRae - Harcourt has produced an album that reaches out beyond the boundaries of the traditional songwriter, yet still comes packed with memorable melodies and robust songs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If relationships were straightforward they’d be no need for albums like this. Thank god they aren’t.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s pretty much all fantastic.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "America's Sweetheart" is a thrilling record. Held together by that extraordinary voice, which sounds even more shredded than it did in the days of "Dick Nail" and "Pretty On The Inside", she can still deliver.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dog In The Sand' is unquestionably Frank Black's finest solo album.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the exception of the Joy Division influenced 'City', the final third of the album drops the ante somewhat. The idea, though, that this sophomore effort may be laying the foundations for something even mightier cannot be ignored.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ballsy as anything you'll hear all year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are moments when The Concretes ape Mazzy Star a little too closely for comfort on this album, but overplaying a talent for languorous, delicious fuzz pop is hardly the most horrific of crimes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tweedy takes conventional songforms birthed on his acoustic guitar and scrambles them completely, reassembled into fractured, dissonant epics with the help of the reliably brilliant Jim O'Rourke.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And though the influences/peers - Stooges, Velvet Underground, Krautrock, Spiritualized, Primal Scream - remain the same, this exceptional collection of visionary psychedelia is more ethereal and somewhat bereft of the cloaked fug of death threats, serial killers or "eggs bearing insects hatching in my mind" that made 'Contino' such a brain-damaged future Goth classic.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a determined little bastard of a record by a band in a bug-eyed, rhythmic sweat, who know it’s time to come out with their guns blazing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essentially a homage to The Jackson 5/Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and fellow Minnesotan Prince, "The Handler" proves that Har Mar possesses a fine R&B baritone, is an able rapper and pens exceedingly funky, party-primed tunes with a perfect pop core.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a smart, self-aware and consciously direct album.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reliably odd, then, but unexpectedly moving, too: the best Tom Waits album, all told, since 1992’s “Bone Machine”.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, 'Discovery' is a compelling concoction of styles that continually surprises.