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 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 75
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
    • 73 Metascore
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    So cool and so good that no one will even notice Meg White has been replaced by a mandolin.
    • 79 Metascore
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    If last year's Under Construction was a little weird, then This Is Not a Test! is barking mad--in the greatest way.
    • 74 Metascore
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    Clever? Yes. Stupid? Possibly. Essential? Absolutely.
    • 93 Metascore
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    [Dylan's] most cohesive work in over a decade...
    • 80 Metascore
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    Minimalist folk rock in its purest form.
    • 82 Metascore
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    It's quite possibly his best album since 1982's Nebraska.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Gorgeous and intimate, the 14 songs on her debut disc ache with romantic maturity and a smart, slow-jam sexiness that belies the fact that, at 22, Jones is hardly older than Britney.
    • 76 Metascore
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    Tak[es] on the state of global affairs in a way that is both surprisingly direct yet somehow reassuringly weird.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Weird, wonderful and, yes, super.
    • 74 Metascore
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    The band's equally impressive second album grooves with both a Detroit hipster sound and some spacey atmosphere.
    • 97 Metascore
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    The duo's collaboration on Van Lear Rose is unexpectedly gripping, a raucous slice of vintage Nashville fuelled by Lynn's down-home wisdom, twangy gee-tars and White's inspired hand at production.
    • 82 Metascore
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    It is the sound of Interpol as reinterpreted by Tom Waits--a breathtaking album with bite.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Instantly engaging, and totally engrossing over time.
    • 77 Metascore
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    An album that is as lovely as it is seductive.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Injecting the album with plenty of soul, gospel and throwbacks to that old-school Motown sound, producers like the Neptunes, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and guests like Eve help round out what's possibly the best R&B album this year.
    • 85 Metascore
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    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.
    • 80 Metascore
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    A soaring, orchestral pop masterpiece.
    • 78 Metascore
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    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.
    • 59 Metascore
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    A funky, soulful flashback to the works of outspoken jazz and R&B greats like Gil-Scott Heron and Miles Davis.
    • 75 Metascore
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    A warm serving of elegant late-night ballads that infuse acoustic and pedal-steel guitars with back-porch rhythms and arrangements.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Just like the architects behind Kid A, they take all these creepy elements and make something totally excellent.
    • 81 Metascore
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    It's stripped down (and we're not just talking about the jumpsuits), simple and the songwriter's best work in ages.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Fundamental is the group's most inspired album in nearly a decade.
    • 85 Metascore
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    It's okay, you can believe all of the fawning reviews you're going to read about this album. Because when still-kicking '60s soul legend Solomon Burke puts his earthy baritone to lyrics written by some of today's most critically acclaimed songwriters, it's simply magical.
    • 74 Metascore
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    Now the melodies are sharper, the scissor kicks are higher and the grooves are, er, groovier.
    • 85 Metascore
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    A dynamic piece of work.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Now
    Maxwell's latest finds the steady and seductive soul-provider drawing more from the class of Marvin Gaye than the trash of R. Kelly--with a touch of spirituality thrown in.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Even the geeky ballads will put a smile on your face and a Bic lighter in your hand.
    • 80 Metascore
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    There's nothing quite like the sound of a band at the top of its game.
    • 72 Metascore
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    Following 2002's experimental Phrenology, which featured all manner of drum 'n' bass and techno influences, the real-instrument-playing Philadelphia hip-hop collective ditches the frills on Tipping Point.