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 Walking With Thee
Lowest review score: 0 I Get Wet
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
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    Even if you think you've heard it all before, West is a winner.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Gorgeous and intimate, the 14 songs on her debut disc ache with romantic maturity and a smart, slow-jam sexiness that belies the fact that, at 22, Jones is hardly older than Britney.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Just like the architects behind Kid A, they take all these creepy elements and make something totally excellent.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Cleverly mixes soft-focus hip-hop, trippy space rock and Ennio Morricone-style melodrama with Albarn's unwavering pop melodies.
    • 87 Metascore
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    This disc's rich, exotic flavor gets more intense the longer you chew on it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's no reason to buy any other electronica CD this year.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A funky, soulful flashback to the works of outspoken jazz and R&B greats like Gil-Scott Heron and Miles Davis.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Some called their first two albums derivative, but with this third disc the guys wrestle their greased-up garage boogie until they own it.
    • 72 Metascore
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    Following 2002's experimental Phrenology, which featured all manner of drum 'n' bass and techno influences, the real-instrument-playing Philadelphia hip-hop collective ditches the frills on Tipping Point.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    He gets all beautiful on your ass for the Orpheus portion of this double-disc set, then explodes with a pounding intensity on Abattoir Blues that'll knock your socks off.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Give it a couple of spins, and you'll find it's completely mind-blowing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Slapping his knees, spitting and grunting, Waits makes the already raw blues sound of songs like "Metropolitan Glide" and "Trampled Rose" sound even more grizzled.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The duo's collaboration on Van Lear Rose is unexpectedly gripping, a raucous slice of vintage Nashville fuelled by Lynn's down-home wisdom, twangy gee-tars and White's inspired hand at production.
    • 90 Metascore
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    An emotionally wracked masterpiece, drawing on immaculate influences like the Pixies and Talking Heads while sounding distinctly original.
    • 79 Metascore
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    A slower album than most, Bomb eventually reveals itself as a work of genius, wrapping religion, love and life into emotionally thrilling gifts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For such a dark and brooding record, Turn on the Bright Lights is also unexpectedly thrilling, coasting on jagged minor-chord guitar melodies and huge emotional swells with a ton of high points along the way.
    • 74 Metascore
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    Now the melodies are sharper, the scissor kicks are higher and the grooves are, er, groovier.
    • 80 Metascore
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    You either get the concept or you don't, but those who do will feel tingly all the way down to the base of their dance-floor spines.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Exquisite, angry, sad and personal, basement is a beautiful swan song of one of this generation's best.
    • 80 Metascore
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    Minimalist folk rock in its purest form.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Even though the production is slicker, The Dirty South is still packed with painful, well-illustrated southern gothic sagas.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Ben Gibbard has a knack for painting scenes of such intimate detail they come off as universal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's something totally irresistible about Antics: The air of mystery, the bleak but hopeful arrangements and the melodies so sharp and moving that they might inspire a night of heroic partying.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sexsmith's best album yet.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Deeper Bruce fans will go ga-ga over the dearth of hits on this collection and twists like "Born in the U.S.A." getting a Nebraska-esque treatment and a great version of "Jungleland." Everyone else will simply love it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Some Cities brims with confidence, as the band delivers a mix of Motown rhythms and windswept melodies with unblinking force.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Alternative to Love is tipped to be his big breakthrough album, and it's easy to see why. It's full of bright '70s power-pop choruses, infectious guitar riffs and the kind of laid-back breeziness that suggests most of these songs came to him in his sleep.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beck's taken everything he's good at and made it better.
    • 66 Metascore
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    While their sound is decidedly of the moment (Bloc Party, the Killers, et al), their songs are undeniably catchy as all get-out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is the sound of Interpol as reinterpreted by Tom Waits--a breathtaking album with bite.