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 Black Market Music
Lowest review score: 10 United Nations of Sound
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's startling that a commercial rock band could sound this blood-and-oxygen vital, this meaningful and mighty six albums into their career.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Represents a considerable stride in ambition, reaching into dark unchartered territories and repaying close listening with the kind of organic insights that great music excels in unearthing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most obvious comparison for 'Tomorrow Right Now' is Roots Manuva's 'Run Come Save Me' and the UK's bouncement brigade. And the comparison is a favourable one all round.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is rock with a big fat drunken grin scrawled over its face in lurid red lipstick.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Almost by accident, it seems, The Rapture have pulled it off: the album of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fragrant bouquet of melody, light, love and naughtiness wrapped in an unfamiliar joie de vivre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It easily stands comparison not just to the stars Jay-Z has been forced to compete with since 1996, but to the all-time greats of hip hop history.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mature and, occasionally beautiful album, possibly the finest of their career.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What 'Original Pirate Material' makes abundantly clear though, is that - whilst Skinner may not be at the very cutting edge of Garage's club soundtrack - he's a man blessed with an astonishing aptitude for pop and a mainline into the Zeitgeist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Reveal' sees REM exhale, relax and ease into a new confidence with a collection of songs to fill your heart. Every track here sifts with a live energy that was previously polished out of 'Up', and they sound all the better for it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On paper it can seem a dark, depressing combination. But what Hope Of The States bring and what, in theory, they offer up for the lost and desperate to cling onto is... well, hope.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Seven Swans" is as a graceful tour de force of an album - beguiling, bewitching and beautiful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It will undoubtedly top some end of year lists this Christmas.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is dense, it is long, it is complicated. It is also a magnificent triumph of artistry over blind anger.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His eye remains sharp.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A definite tour de force for indie hip hop.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Welcome to the hottest, coolest, best-dressed pop album of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not all brilliant, but there's enough of brilliance here to convince.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We've heard it all before, we know the punchline, we've bought into the joke, but still we want the delivery again and again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the way “With The Lights Out” fleshes out the plot that makes it so compelling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's dark but without employing the dull monotone formulas that have dragged drum and bass down.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Insignificance' is an album fraught with contradictions: tightly funky guitars sit alongside angelic piano and crunching 70s rock riffs shoulder belligerently up to honeyed pop harmonies. These are fascinating contradictions glued together with a binding harmonic honesty.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Deep Down & Dirty' just reminds you how influential and important the Stereos were, and continue to be.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The record that Bright Eyes fans have been praying for - carefully played, quietly honest, dripping with glorious poetry and painful insight, truly the work of utter genius.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A work so consistently stirring, stately, and pop-aware it makes most recent guitar-based art-rock albums look tawdry.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    “Arular”, as well as being a particularly great and brave album, could well be this year’s Portishead or Massive Attack.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Prepare to be beguiled.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A darkly, slathering record of frustration and disillusionment, “Language. Sex. Violence. Other?" may, in time, even come to be seen as one of the true masterpieces of the noughties guitar revival.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A taut, economic album with emotional songs at its heart. Yep, we’re as surprised as you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With this majestic and multifarious new album, he has surely struck sonic gold once again.