Dusted Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 2,058 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% 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 Chutes Too Narrow
Lowest review score: 0 Rain In England
Score distribution:
2,058 music reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We have a groundbreaking album re-released, with some strong live material
    • 99 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packaging quibbles aside, this is a great set.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With this encyclopedic set, Smith delivers yet another convincing musical document for his consideration as one of the most accomplished composers/bandleaders currently working in creative improvised music.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Against all expectations, Brian Wilson has achieved what should have been impossible, and has produced what may be the year's most thrilling album.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rhino’s new Big Star box set Keep an Eye on the Sky seems like it was put together as much to please Big Star fans as it was to introduce newcomers to the band.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the best songs that the Louvin Brothers ever wrote.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The early material is interesting, if only to hear how "Web in Front" and "Wrong" were fleshed out on Icky Mettle. But it's the album, and The Greatest of All Time, that are the real draw here.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While every Ivy League dog kennel worker with a paycheck from Blender or Revolver may write dissertations about how Outkast re-invented pop music (and if we follow that logic) then Madvillain simply destroys the boundaries.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most important anthologies to come along in quite a while.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like dub techno - and who among us with a taste for dissociated, repetitive, awesomely deep and gritty music wouldn't? - you're bound to like a lot of this stuff, and love some of it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic body of work, as vital and fresh-sounding now as it was when first released.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lamar has once more asserted a great and formidable talent, and good kid is triumphantly and unmistakably his, but the artists that stick around longest are the ones who let us make their art our own.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From Here We Go Sublime is fantastic all around, and it’s all the more effective for its restraint.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Looks Like Rain, 'Frisco Mabel Joy and Heaven Help the Child--represent an outre high-water mark of sorts in the country singer-songwriter era.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Marred by indie-rock clichés and occasional over-effort, it remains frustrating.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considering the host of absolutely killer tracks, London Zoo might just be Kevin Martin's finest album, which is astounding considering the man has been making music for two decades.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big Boi isn't an MC; he's a songwriter. That distinction is what separates him from other rappers, and it's what makes Sir Lucious--an album whose elan is instantaneously felt and whose spirit only becomes more invigorated with each listening--such a pleasure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That emptiness tempts a listener in, and puts you in its place--you, in a sense, step into the record’s point of view. This invitation to intimacy is a powerful move that most club music is simply incapable of.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now, rather than trying to replay his roots and influences, he’s incorporating them as threads in the in the tapestry of his own rich, distinctly beautiful sound.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Neon Golden, the Notwist have created a daring album full of different sounds and textures. While this might sound like a textbook post-rock album, it is without a doubt a record firmly anchored by its pop sensibilities.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fed
    Ingenuity and sincerity (two things in which Hayes excels) are priceless, and the sum of the parts is quite a masterpiece indeed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last Exit is a truly excellent album, one of the best of 2004 so far. But what is truly exciting is the promise Last Exit holds for the future – for that of the Junior Boys themselves and the countless others it is sure to inspire.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a return to form so much as a complete reinvention, this is an album that highlights a particularly buoyant Animal Collective, one that’s managed to expand their sound in surprising ways while still retaining the same basic creative impulses that made them such a joy to watch develop over the past decade
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A balls-out, hateful, heavy, and catchy piece of work that rocks like it was 1994 all over again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Five years on, We Are Monster finds Raijko Muller so confident and articulate that Rest comes off in comparison like a set of hastily scrawled clutch notes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To put it simply, Ali and Toumani is a quiet, intimate, timeless record; a transcendent expression of cultural pride, deep friendship, and above all, breath-taking musical colloquy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Get beyond the Phil Collins-into-Peter Gabriel style clarity, and the songs start to take hold.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving is an engrossing 107 song compilation of weird artistry that panders to all the trends of its era, that being 1966-1971.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Three full studio albums into their reinvigorated latest phase, and Swans’ ability to surprise remains as potent as ever To Be Kind might just be the most startling and uncompromising of the trio, although these qualities take time to unveil themselves.