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 Idlewild
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An acoustic-based, late-night journey focusing on social and political bummers and characters who've been battered by life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Get past the dark stuff and Demon Days reveals a stash of songs that are more fun than a Hong Kong Phooey marathon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    X&Y
    Some may call it repetitious, but with songs so beautifully crafted, everyone should agree that X&Y equals A.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With soft electronic rhythms and tape loops bubbling under, her impassive voice lays out rich lyrics as melodies build and explode around standout tracks like "Galaxies" and "Parisian Dreams."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [Plans has] ginormous power-pop melodies in songs such as "Soul Meets Body" and "Marching Bands of Manhattan" and wussy-boy lyrics that'll make your heart grow a few sizes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A dynamic piece of work.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    People will be Takk-ing about this truly amazing album for years to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As subversive as it is weird.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only is Depeche Mode virtually indestructible, the pioneering British synth-pop group also keeps getting better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's stripped down (and we're not just talking about the jumpsuits), simple and the songwriter's best work in ages.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The band turns each song up to 11 and lets its rabid hometown fans provide thousand-strong backing vocals. It'll make you want to yell "Woooh!" too.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's [Lewis'] powerful voice and compelling storytelling... that makes the songs of busted relationships and failed faith really sting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An album that is as lovely as it is seductive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tak[es] on the state of global affairs in a way that is both surprisingly direct yet somehow reassuringly weird.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's quite possibly his best album since 1982's Nebraska.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Weird, wonderful and, yes, super.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On bluesy new tracks such as "Stubborn Beast" and "Moonshiner," she conjures a sensual, serious confidence that suggests she's ready to depose Cat Power as the queen of indie teardrop ballads.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A blur of shouted vocals, tribal drums and scattershot riffs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fundamental is the group's most inspired album in nearly a decade.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Head-smashing songs like "Supermassive Black Hole" and "Invincible" all point to an album that strives to be nothing less than epic. It succeeds.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Most of these songs are just as good, if not better, than the ones that actually made the cut.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Idlewild is a more down-tempo affair than its genre-splitting predecessor, but it wins points with stone-cold psychedelic soul classics such as "Mighty O," "Peaches" and "Hollywood Divorce."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As concert recordings go, this is one of the best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Cookie drips with R&B, hip-hop, Latin grooves, experimental jazz, blues and techno tidbits for yummy multilayered goodness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Simply striking.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    18
    Another cool chill-out album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The songs don't exactly have the stripped-down demo feel Harrison intended--but mercifully aren't as over-glossed as those on his last solo album, 1987's Cloud Nine.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Keep an ear open for this solid effort's best moments: the soulful "Full Frontal Fridays" and jubilant "I Get Cravings."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With dashes of Nick Cave darkness, surf-guitar twang, ugly '60s pop and Velvet Underground-y noise, the Raveonettes offer more variations on the dense tuned-down sound that's overtaking America.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With loads of acoustic guitars and the Jayhawks' winsome country harmonies, this album looks back to the sound of Crosby, Stills & Nash.