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 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Lowest review score: 0 I Get Wet
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is the sound of Interpol as reinterpreted by Tom Waits--a breathtaking album with bite.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their debut drips of melancholy and swims in gorgeous sheets of incidental noise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    [It] feels more overly familiar and Velvet Underground-y than usual, which isn't a good thing for a band with such forward-thinking ideals.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Per usual, the content is clouded in misery--the kind of soft, sad and touching tracks that'll have Dido fans rediscovering this Greenwich Village adult-alternative pioneer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even with all the drama, Construction is Elliott's sturdiest creation yet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The songs don't always match the brouhaha surrounding their arrival, but there's no denying the exquisite craft on display.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    [Will] leave White Stripes' fans divided.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As subversive as it is weird.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In essence, it's a younger, fitter and infinitely hipper version of what Moby is doing.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    An album that does his low-key legacy well, mixing classic rock-influenced guitar solos and quaint folk sounds with psychedelic effects and high-pitched melodies that put Rush's Geddy Lee to shame.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A well-crafted mix of hardcore bluster, determined melody and anthemic grandness that boasts depth and texture rarely heard from the Warped Tour ilk.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Some called their first two albums derivative, but with this third disc the guys wrestle their greased-up garage boogie until they own it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Weird, wonderful and, yes, super.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Casual fans of modern rock may drown here (and probably won't get it), but admirers of like-minded artists such as the Flaming Lips and Built to Spill will certainly get Rev-ved up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ms. Dynamite's debut album is heady stuff, punctuated by groundbreaking beats, seductive vocals and melodies that lodge themselves firmly into your cranium.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Her most far-out R&B work to date.
    • 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."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A just-okay collection of mellow ruminations that, at its best, recalls Tom Waits' Bone Machine, and, at its worst, sounds like indie rock's answer to James Taylor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Our adult Malkmus is less prone to toss off a half-finished rough gem and more likely to polish and polish until things are a little too shiny.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Somewhere in here there's a really good album just fighting to get out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Her vocal quirks can take some getting used to, but the oblique melodies and cosmic lyrics in songs such as "On the Radio" and "20 Years of Snow" demonstrate what a remarkable talent is mixed in with all the idiosyncrasies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With their intensely layered harmonies, pounding rhythms and Martsch's own nasal drawl, songs like "Alarmed" and "You Are" are sublimely hummable pop gems.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Though it's an interesting idea and is at times stirring, the results don't always work as well as one would hope.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's nothing quite like the sound of a band at the top of its game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A soaring, orchestral pop masterpiece.