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 Takk...
Lowest review score: 0 I Get Wet
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The results, much like last year's debut, Soul Sessions, are spine-tinglingly great--even if there is the slightest bit of bland Celine Dion balladry seeping in at the edge.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With Musicology, the doctor of sexual funk puts the self-indulgence on hold and digs back into the enticing grooves and towering melodies of his glory years.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Surprisingly bright and confident.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Hummingbird does not disappoint fans who like their R&B buzzing with a side of multitempo hip-hop.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If the album weren't so agreeably off-kilter--short, whispery tunes alternate with long, rambling epics--its mix of guitars and piano would almost seem like the stuff you'd hear on rockers like Layla or Abbey Road.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Though not as immediate as some of her past mainstream work, Aaliyah's latest has the smoky temptress slowly working her way through R&B, hip-hop and even slightly techno beats...
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    At 16 tracks, the melancholy mood lingers a bit long, but hey, if you can handle some meandering in your Britpop, then Here's something for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Whether the songs get a grimy edge or sweet touch, the textured album leaves Shadows as a bright spot in the singer-songwriter genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    You'll love it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A much more spiritually fulfilling listening experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fans and Luddites will find much to treasure when dropping this platter on the Victrola.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Some Girls dishes out dirty, greasy rock 'n' roll that doesn't sacrifice mood for hooks.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This new soul still sounds fresh.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Recalls other feisty femmes like Alanis Morissette and Cyndi Lauper, and it all comes out lookin' rosy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Elliott keeps her sharp raps relatively slow-moving over the space-age production and allows room for the long list of guests like Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and Da Brat to shine.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rich with melody and drama, even the band's experiments--like adapting King Crimson's "Moonchild" into the lush "M62 Song"--work.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A balanced effort that mainly recalls his smooth soul-man Dru Hill days but doesn't forget the power of rump-shaking party jams.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Through it all they keep it both consistent (without being same-y) and experimental (without being disorienting).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    At times, he's guilty of doing his best Lenny Kravitz impersonation.... But those moments pass relatively quickly, and he slips back into his stripped-down, socially conscious self--and that's when Harper truly shines.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A far more streamlined affair, songs stretch out into dreamy extended jams that make bossa nova rhythms, sizzling electronics and screeching metal guitars seem like perfectly acceptable bedfellows.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    An hour-long dream-pop kiss that floats by on a bed of brushed drums, lilting Hawaiian guitars and whispered vocals.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's an easy listen, enjoyable on the surface with deeper meanings you're willing to dig.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Instead of making any stupid concessions to her sudden celebrity... the Home girl plays it cool, carrying on with the same smooth vibes that made her a star.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Eve-Olution dolls up her gritty hip-hop roots with propulsive pop melodies, high-gloss production and cameos from famous friends like Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Radio stations will still probably ignore the old-school, stylish singles like "Proper Propaganda" and "Heavy Rotation" that make Expansion Team a winner.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The electric mood of Adams' sophomore disc definitely reflects his good fortunes and knack for solid songcraft.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There are plenty of throwaway tunes, and the sound quality is decidedly lo-fi, but what's most surprising about this three-CD collection is the number of good songs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not for the weak (or for Foo fans, really), this is some heavy hard-core stuff that's supernaturally superb.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If it's not his best, it's easier to warm up to than most of his solo releases.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The end result is creative, inspired and, most important, individual.