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 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Lowest review score: 10 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
1,511 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a brilliant record, just as it's always been.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a masterclass in why they were, and still are, the greatest rock band to grace the Earth.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A definite tour de force for indie hip hop.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This release at least gives some sense of the visual brilliance, media spectacle and utter fertility of artistic energy that came together in Tropicalia.
    • 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]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Orphans" is that rarity of an album: one that will satisfy hardcore fans as well as the uninitiated.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Elephant' is already this year's most crucial purchase.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their records sound very different, but they're both astounding.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His eye remains sharp.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not since Oasis in their gloriously unstoppable and unapologetic heyday have we been given the opportunity to embrace such straight-ahead, ebullient, desire-fuelled guitar music.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Untrue is a devastatingly accurate depiction of urban UK--plugging the listener into the matrix of some godforsaken south London satellite, with its identikit fast food joints, repellent inhabitants and anonymous decaying sprawl.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    A modern day classic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Squeaky genius.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Since I Left You' is nothing short of stunning.... There's more imagination in this hour-long odyssey than most sample-based artists manage in their entire career. Not since DJ Shadow's 'Endtroducing' has an album showed what you really can do with a bunch of old vinyl.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to believe a better advertisement for music's capacity to be simultaneously adventurous and entertaining, funny and moving, leftfield and mainstream will be released all year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Merriweather Post Pavilion's rare combination of great songs and vital invention make this one of the year's most important records, already.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'The Sky Is Fallin' is a beast.... 'God Is In The Radio' has got just such an awesome riff, like the Lord himself hotwired to a Marshall amp.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If anything, this 25-song double set sees Belle & Sebastian at their finest.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's unlikely you'll hear anything as near to perfect, magical and downright lovely all year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fragrant bouquet of melody, light, love and naughtiness wrapped in an unfamiliar joie de vivre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Fishscale" is a purist's delight, an album seemingly crafted solely for those who've been chasing his maverick tail for the past decade.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ironically, though defined sartorially and sonically by this short window in history, the songs on their debut album are mostly timeless. Few better will be released in 2008.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There will be few better albums released this year.