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 College Dropout
Lowest review score: 10 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst “Some Cities” has less radio-friendly singles than “The Last Broadcast”, it is perhaps a more cohesive piece of work.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They develop, mutate, and swell in confidence until you’re faced with the last thing you expected - finally, a worthy successor to Blur.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Guero" proves that the old, post-modern magic still works.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is only when he tries to really rock-out that goldilocks falters a little.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Make Believe" is classic Weezer, further refining the template of unthreatening heavy metal riffs... welded to smart lyrics, largely of satirical nature, and infectious melody.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s all rather marvellous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An intelligent step forward from a unique and prolific troubadour.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You may need to spend a little more time getting to know the Fanclub these days, but without any clutter you get closer, deeper, right to the very heart of it all - emotionally and musically.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This debut sets the newcomers head and shoulders above the neo-Britpop pack.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Think Giorgio Moroder, The Art of Noise and Michael Nyman with - if you like your reference points with less padded shoulders - a touch of New Order and Boards of Canada.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Howl" burns with just as much commitment and fervour [as the previous two albums]; it simply burns slower.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Supernature" is the rarest of records - one which arrives late in the life span of a genre but defines it so completely and perfectly that a full stop can be placed right there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Late Registration" feels more comfortable in its own skin than its predecessor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quietly timeless triumph.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Stones in 2005 sound fresh and re-invigorated.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can't help feeling that, with a little less self-indulgence and a bit more camp brilliance, Brakes could be the side project that turned into something special.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is surely intoxicating.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, the effect is post-punk Cure with swathes of Ride in heady moments and, as overblown and unlistenable as these amassed elements might sound in your head, it's actually fantastic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A... winning blend of seemingly spontaneous, humanised warmth and brooding, existential contemplation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marking not so much a revival as a triumphant rising from the ashes, “The Antidote” is a surprisingly potent and clear vision of musical intent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beginning to end enchanting and addictive album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hugely impressive debut.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a frequently great and occasionally bold statement from an - extraordinary - artist on top of her game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Breathlessly exciting and enormously sexy, "The Witching Hour" is just the soundtrack for your next S&M session.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More dutty than rock, "Trinty" fully establishes Sean Paul as not only a dancehall great, but one of black music's brightest talents.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Proof once more, that you can be experimental, extreme and eccentric but be excellently hip hop all at the same time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The pair have opted for unfiltered analogue over cleaned-up digital, too, achieving a lush density with loops and textures and a warm wooziness overall that's a million miles removed from their last effort, 2002's dark and almost mathematically complex "Geogaddi".
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although "Hypermagic Mountain" is no less a terrifying, red-eyed and rampaging behemoth than its predecessors, the duo have unleashed a beast that assumes a more recognisable form.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Obviously nobody would pay attention to her smart lyrics if the music didn't compete, but, largely, it does.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The record's treasure is folded into layers which make it an endlessly rewarding place to invest a couple of months of your life.