Dusted Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 2,069 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Wonderful Rainbow
Lowest review score: 0 Rain In England
Score distribution:
2,069 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To Rococo Rot's Hotel Morgen is seductive and suggestively sculpted; romance music for people with unforced, natural, and charmingly contrary style.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record is a wonderful accomplishment – instead of relying on tricks and methods explored on earlier records, Herren expands via reflection, tracing sounds back to their roots in hopes of finding a new path.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be an unexpectedly traditional and conservative album, but it’s also an unexpectedly beautiful one.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Granted, there will be some that cling to the lo-fi eccentricities of that debut, but while Oh Me Oh My... may have won him heaps of critical praise, Rejoicing in the Hands is the album that backs it all up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 'Line now possess a maturity in their songwriting that most indie-rock stalwarts can only dream of.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is what makes Earthquake Glue such a startling arrival. You don’t simply listen to it out of obligation, but instead because you are compelled to return to it, again and again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Loud, large and unrelenting, Hate is stunning, orchestral pop.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning collection of unpredictability that has to stand among the best pop albums of 2003.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What’s surprising about ONoffON is how different it sounds from those previous two records, and yet how well it follows their lead.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Out of the Shadow's blissful indie-pop tunes are as affecting as they are catchy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Unicorns manage to polish an array of pawn shop instruments into miniature masterpieces.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Bad Seeds have not made a record this ambitious, well, ever, and the results are rewarding, thoughtful and challenging.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There probably won't be many albums in 2003 that will combine images, sounds and deepfelt emotions as well as The Violet Hour.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God Bless Your Black Heart is one of the best noise rock records in recent memory – and not in the sense that it’s bafflingly original, but in that the Paper Chase are amazingly good at what they do.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s an arresting record that doesn’t pull strings or elide with gimmicks, nor does it preach or try to persuade. You needn’t believe in a higher order to realize that Seven Swans is an expression of something stirring, something beautiful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems that every element previously employed by the Microphones is recycled here in masterpiece capacity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One Beat joins the likes of Fugazi's In On the Killtaker and Bikini Kill's Reject All American for its impassioned new-world resistance, and could very well be the greatest triumph of punk independence since Black Flag.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Psapp's music is so beautifully complex that upon first listen it might seem a bit haphazard or amateurish -- with all its bells, whistles, whizzes and whirrs -- but after repeated listens, the oddities take on a precise purpose and fit perfectly within the melodic structure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superwolf contains some of [Oldham's] most startling work yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don’t be put off by the glossy patina; there’s a lot to hear on this record, as repeated listening makes plain.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Back-to-back tracks recorded years apart seem inseparable, and some of the recordings here are the strongest the band – or anyone else – has ever put to tape.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gorgeously euphonic skull-crusher.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Occasionally masterful, frequently evocative, and consistently lovely.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s particularly satisfying to hear confident music like this, played with the fiery purpose of those who pioneered it over the last two decades.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A musical tour-de-force, and probably Sleater-Kinney’s best album to date.... If it lacks the immediate appeal and accessibility of One Beat or All Hands on the Bad One, it feels more mature and meaningful than either.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Malkmus has the same fractured pop sensibility, but his music is more expansive than it’s been before.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Someday the Smithsonian will file this sprawling musical celebration into their collection between Van Dyke Parks’ Discover America and Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers -- joyous, generous Americana filtered through a singular sensibility.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's so satisfying when a band is able to subtly re-invent its sound, as Keenan and Cargill have done here so well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fortunately, the huge elemental diversity on G&G is more spread out than on previous efforts, leaving breathing room and allowing each well-crafted sound to sink in.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a solid emotional through-line and a few sonic surprises, Cinder is a musical novella, whose narrative compels you to its last luxurious line.