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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Imagine a dance floor where Steve Reich raves, Talking Heads reunite and disco divas shake their booty with pierced punks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It'll charm the chaps off both diehards and the folks who've discovered these backwoods sounds because of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Diverse and constantly engaging.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Astronaut takes a few songs to warm up, but by the time the band hits naughty dance-floor fillers like "Bedroom Toys" and "Taste the Summer," it feels like 1983 all over again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    OST
    Features only a couple new Em ditties, but they're gems.... Better yet, most of the rest of the disc is made up of solid, original material.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Where the debut sometimes resembled a psycho-ward jam session, System serve up some surprising melodies on "Chop Suey!" "Forest" and the haunting "Aerials."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This body of work will be a wonderland of hits in time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Futures goes back to the band's roots, sporting 11 sparkling gems that carefully balance balladry with bombast.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's a massive success.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Through it all, the guys stay just as tight (translation: radio-ready) as ever, offering up tracks in near-perfect three-minute doses.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    These are just good tunes, no matter what the window dressing is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's a rootsy, honest album in the simple tradition of Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This gem glistens with bumpin' hits by Nelly, Clipse, Snoop Dogg and others.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Evokes Jamiroquai, Steely Dan and Curtis Mayfield--all at the same time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sing-along melodies and breezy hooks are strewn throughout.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Retro rawk doesn't come much ballsier than this--or get much better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Holland gracefully achieves the spookiness and timelessness artists like Tori Amos and Cat Power have been chasing for years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Frontman James Walsh channels Jeff Buckley's soaring vocals so perfectly over those lovely acoustic guitars and pianos that you won't be surprised when you hear the band's named after a Tim Buckley album.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The anthemic cries for getting your crap in order are flavored with dashes of sonic experimentation and the knowledge of when to slow things down.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With Phrenology, the cool Philly troupe remain head and shoulders above the rest by sticking to their well-defined course of smoky live beats, serious lyrics, stunning guests... and not one ounce of production from the Neptunes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Veni Vidi Vicious literally explodes with frenetic guitar jangle and audacious hooks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Over the years, it might not stand up to classics such as Nebraska or The River, but the The Rising gives us something more important right now: a reason to believe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Bluesy, fragile and gorgeous.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Looks back to prehistoric U2 and Cure records for inspiration.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Woody Guthrie and even Bruce Springsteen, Earle has a knack for hard-nosed poetry.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Who is Jill Scott? This is--in all her eloquent, inspirational, beautiful and melodic glory.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    [An] elegant mix of jazz, electronica and lush gospel choruses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The opening song, "First Wave Intact," is nine minutes of churning Led Zeppelin-size rock. And it gets stranger from there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Here, Grohl consistently puts forth straightforward, stripped-down rock that is neither ironic nor pandering--a fine line between Cheap Trick and cheap tricks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Think of it as more of a mix tape because the British quintet's jam-band explorations dip into everything from Beatles-esque pop and Delta-blues-influenced ballads.