E! Online's Scores

  • Music
For 787 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 World Without Tears
Lowest review score: 0 I Get Wet
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
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    Stanley's eloquent, understated and unpretentious folk music is more than up to the challenge of finding its place in a world devoted to teen pop and nü-metal.
    • 79 Metascore
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    A most pleasurable guilty pleasure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Many of these harrowing tunes, like "Lonesome Tears" and "Guess I'm Doing Fine" have the lonely blues feel of Beck's similar-sounding Mutations, and they definitely get better with repeated play.
    • 85 Metascore
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    It's okay, you can believe all of the fawning reviews you're going to read about this album. Because when still-kicking '60s soul legend Solomon Burke puts his earthy baritone to lyrics written by some of today's most critically acclaimed songwriters, it's simply magical.
    • 74 Metascore
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    Walk's mellow mood sidesteps the usual overly melodramatic soundtrack hoo-ha for a journey that works as well on the stereo as it does on the screen.
    • 80 Metascore
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    Ms. Dynamite's debut album is heady stuff, punctuated by groundbreaking beats, seductive vocals and melodies that lodge themselves firmly into your cranium.
    • 76 Metascore
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    This album contains just eight tracks--but each one of them is a testament to the unshakable power of the group.
    • 82 Metascore
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    It delivers the ultimate knockout--sticky R&B grooves and a heavenly falsetto that point to greats like Marvin Gaye ("Soul Sista") and Stevie Wonder ("Queen Sanity").
    • 78 Metascore
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    Fusing R&B, pop, jazz, blues, throwback soul--hell, you name it--Keys delivers grandstand ballads (like the single "Fallin' "), midtempo music, diary-worthy lyrics and feminist funk as if they were all as uncomplicated as scales.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They've updated fuzzy '90s-era alternative rock while tinkering with becoming Northern Ireland's answer to Coldplay.
    • 93 Metascore
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    [Dylan's] most cohesive work in over a decade...
    • 89 Metascore
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    Say hello to your new metal gods.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Even with all the drama, Construction is Elliott's sturdiest creation yet.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Beautiful pop symphonies that hit like a Louisville Slugger.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Even the geeky ballads will put a smile on your face and a Bic lighter in your hand.
    • 73 Metascore
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    OST
    So cool and so good that no one will even notice Meg White has been replaced by a mandolin.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Simply awesome.
    • 79 Metascore
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    If last year's Under Construction was a little weird, then This Is Not a Test! is barking mad--in the greatest way.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Instantly engaging, and totally engrossing over time.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Injecting the album with plenty of soul, gospel and throwbacks to that old-school Motown sound, producers like the Neptunes, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and guests like Eve help round out what's possibly the best R&B album this year.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Beck's best when he's tweaking music he has a genuine interest in, giving new humor and affection to his nasty grooves.
    • 74 Metascore
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    The band's equally impressive second album grooves with both a Detroit hipster sound and some spacey atmosphere.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Williams' captivating lyrics are gut-wrenchingly intimate.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Melodically exquisite, this is a triumph of minimalism.
    • 75 Metascore
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    A warm serving of elegant late-night ballads that infuse acoustic and pedal-steel guitars with back-porch rhythms and arrangements.
    • 74 Metascore
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    Clever? Yes. Stupid? Possibly. Essential? Absolutely.
    • 80 Metascore
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    There's nothing quite like the sound of a band at the top of its game.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Their debut drips of melancholy and swims in gorgeous sheets of incidental noise.
    • 80 Metascore
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    A soaring, orchestral pop masterpiece.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Now
    Maxwell's latest finds the steady and seductive soul-provider drawing more from the class of Marvin Gaye than the trash of R. Kelly--with a touch of spirituality thrown in.