Dusted Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 2,384 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Summer Sun
Lowest review score: 0 Rain In England
Score distribution:
2384 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beulah have somehow blended the sounds their last three albums, each a significant achievement on its own, into one career-spanning epic, completely worthy of their reputation; any small ways in which their past work has seemed lacking, superficial, or scatterbrained is gone, and only the best points remain.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most important anthologies to come along in quite a while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bottle of Humans was an amazing album, immediately hailed as a classic. Selling Live Water improves upon that album in every identifiable category.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ys
    Ys is one of those rare sophomore albums that shatters exceedingly high expectations.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    School of the Flower easily ranks as Ben Chasny's best work thus far.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A silky, bright, singing-in-the-shower masterstroke of joy and elation.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On Chutes, Mercer’s voice is singing right next to you, and the change works wonders.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Wonderful Rainbow is a brilliant record and has upped the ante tremendously for Lightning Bolt. They managed to take every single aspect that made Ride the Skies such a great record and intensify it severely, all the while showcasing incredibly tight and complex musicianship – knowing when to hold in the reins and when to set them on fire.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An instant classic. Few records contemplate such grandeur and fewer still achieve it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Occasionally, it feels like there’s a manipulation going on somewhere, a cloud of hype that obscures both the band’s actual virtues and its shortcomings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Summer Sun is a stunner, a subtle but substantial collection of non-sequiturs that displays the scope of Yo La Tengo’s tweaked-out serenity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is perhaps Oldham’s best work yet, and somewhat ironically, his most accessible as well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Acoustic guitar, electric often played clean, and politely-tapped drums have never married pop beauty and frightening moodiness like they do when Supreme Dicks hit a stride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shaking The Habitual is quite simply a triumph, a bold and experimental statement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Suburbs is a really good record, but it's clear that indie rock is not in Kansas anymore.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be an unexpectedly traditional and conservative album, but it’s also an unexpectedly beautiful one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even more than their last record, the fine A New White, For Hero: For Fool is a wonderfully sprawling mess.
    • 88 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Malkmus has the same fractured pop sensibility, but his music is more expansive than it’s been before.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Out of the Shadow's blissful indie-pop tunes are as affecting as they are catchy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems that every element previously employed by the Microphones is recycled here in masterpiece capacity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superwolf contains some of [Oldham's] most startling work yet.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a lot of their peers have attempted (unsuccessfully, mostly) to beat down the doors of California's psychedelic myth, Sic Alps have taken their time and found their own way there; in doing so they've created one of the best records of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Loud, large and unrelenting, Hate is stunning, orchestral pop.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their most accomplished and astounding album to date.