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 A Little Deeper
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A streamlined effort that's stylish, cool and has a sense of finality.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Granted, Step doesn't have anything as effortlessly flawless as the classic single "Judith" from the band's last album, but it does have a number of songs ("Blue," "The Outsider") that are almost as bombastically beautiful.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A solo album to put all solo albums to shame.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the signature muffled beats of Shadow are missing, Land is so much more expansive, effortlessly melding electronica and Britpop.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Throughout the disc, his attention to detail and melody stretch well beyond his 22 years.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While St. Anger doesn't go back to the speedy, epic-crafting days of yesteryear, it's all balls: bad-ass rock and blistering, visceral lyrics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Any music snob who has ever fantasized about grafting Belle & Sebastian's deceptively sweet melodies onto Modest Mouse's angular rhythms and riffs needs look no further than the Shins.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Kid chills out here, embracing southern jams, country music and a whole lot of heart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There's still plenty of spunk in to be found in this Sgt. Pepper-lite.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A good amount of Demolition screams quality.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the trippy Scottish foursome's third disc may make a few nods to reality when it incorporates boring things like, you know, choruses and verses, songs like "Assessment" and "Liquid Bird"--all electronic gurgles and off-the-wall vocals--still wave the freak flag.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If there's a touchstone band for this album, it's Little Creatures-era Talking Heads cranking out songs that are joyously eccentric, celebratory and catchy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Lateralus takes the L.A. band over the edge with elongated musical movements that simmer under heavy-duty distortion, Middle Eastern percussion and freakish guitar-and-drum time signatures that will make musical mathematicians (i.e., prog-rock dorks) as excited as the kids in the mosh pit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    When Ludacris promised his new album would cover all bases, he wasn't kidding.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Michael Jackson's probably thinking, "Man, this is the album I should've made last year!"
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There's enough melody and structure to keep one engaged.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What it lacks in aggression, though, the disc more than makes up for in inspiration, as these covers are so radically reworked that they sound as much like originals as the disc's lone new tune, "Passive."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The sturdy jams--decorated with Moog, powerful guitars and frontman Jakob Dylan's sexy purr--pour out of the stereo and stick in your head.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Their whisper-thin, doo-wop harmonies, fuzzy guitars and barely-there percussion make the Strokes seem like Led Zeppelin. But that's not a bad thing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    But whether they're being snotty or serious, there is a constant thread at work: those catchy melodies.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Cry
    The Nashville hottie shakes off some of her past cobwebs for slicker, bawdier rock and a collection of power ballads--most destined for a high school prom slow dance near you.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A little bit less filler and the album would have really lived up to its name.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Take Elton John, multiply him by five, add a pinch of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, maybe a little Beck and some Carson Kressley, and you'll have something resembling the Scissor Sisters.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While undeniably ambitious and moving in parts--with sunny harmonies and layered production--it also happens to be a little kitschy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This solo disc by Phish phrontman Trey Anastasio offers some delicious bait.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A little more electric guitar would've helped, but these tales of capitalism gone amok are worth checking out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Amazingly solid.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One man has made a beautifully subtle magic in his bedroom studio--and it will be heard on The O.C. in no time.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The disc's cool atmosphere and expansive orchestral arrangements go a long way in making a mood.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It works brilliantly.