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 Electric Circus
Lowest review score: 10 Rolling Papers
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Across forty minutes, this is epic yet compact, a film noir in garish technicolour, an album made up of potential singles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Flaming Lips' most effortless and varied exploration of their charming and profound tongue to date.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    21
    If Adele's debut '19' marked her out as a young chanteuse with a booming voice, her follow-up '21' has shown a maturity in her songwriting that makes her the de facto authority when it comes to soundtracks to broken hearts.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not turn out to be his biggest album, but 808s & Heartbreak could well be his masterpiece.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Busting out of car speakers on hot London streets this summer, 'Ego War' is gonna make you think that, finally, we've got a Brit band worth adoring.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An album full of highly dramatic and almost cinematic entertainment moments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    '100th Window' is every bit the production masterpiece its predecessors are - in places harkening back to, if not quite matching, the collective's glorious debut.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Wonderland' is magnificent. An album full of cracking tunes, potential singles and a new found lust for life from one of the best bands of the last ten years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record can't claim such a free-spirited conception as its predecessor, but that's actually to its credit as not a moment rests idle or is flung in on a whim, every track connects like a pool cue to the back of the head in a bit of Friday night pub rough and tumble.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a gut punch of a debut, and one that makes you believe Glasvegas are one of those rare, rare bands who might just have that perfect record in them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While other albums may have been more groundbreaking, none have been as excitable or infectious.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The triumphant "Star's Of CCTV" will be to guitar bands what The Street's "Original Pirate Material" was to the UK urban music: essential listening.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You could get lost for days in the depths of these arrangements, and still find something moving and transcendental at every gilded turn. It's a towering achievement...
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nguyen has created what will probably be one of 2003's best albums. 'Again' is a dark and sexy record that reveals itself seductively over time.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Couples is simply a successful attempt to sound both different and better.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most artists are well-aware of the pitfalls of the difficult third album, of course, and try to disguise their on tour / hotel room songs - but when has Mike Skinner ever been most artists?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is so rich, so intelligent, so feeling, that most of us will throw our hands limply in the air and join voices with mum Kate McGarrigle who, according to the dedication on the back, "still whispers in my ear that I'm great".
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a phenomenal album. And best of all, it’s unmistakably Prince.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most inventive and exhilarating rock music Britain's producing right now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Flock, their third album but only the second to get a British release, Ireland's Bell X1 have unearthed the missing musical link - and it's marvellous.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Quixotic' can't fail to mesmerise even those who thought Tricky too clever for his own good.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    And while at first it feels like an unholy, unhummable mess, the same solid gold charm which powered lead single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" to Number One, lurks at the heart of every track, and by listen five it's refocused "Ta-Dah" into a strangely enticing nether world, where it's forever 1974 and a cheap thrill or soaring pop high lurks round every corner.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Herein lies the beauty of this band: geeky record collectors they may be, but they're quick to impose their feral energy and fierce individuality on proceedings.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a record to get lost in, one that constantly surprises with its apparently infinite number of hidden harmonies and wry asides.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another masterpiece.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no getting away from the fact that the goofy guy who used to play drums for Nirvana just made a classic album.