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 Bavarian Fruit Bread
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Provides a mind-blowing nostalgic trip for those who grew up with these songs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Happenstance is lush and brooding, the kind of record that makes most sense coming through the headphones late at night.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The originals are still the best, but this is pretty fly for a white guy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sounds like they had as much fun making it as you're going to have listening to it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Hummingbird does not disappoint fans who like their R&B buzzing with a side of multitempo hip-hop.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The disc is all over the map, moving from booming dance cuts to gangsta fare, but it satisfies with crunk-tacular gems like "What You Know."
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Perfect pop fun for short attention spans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Often funeral-march slow, but there are also flashes of passionate energy.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The simpler style allows the tense commentary to come through loud and clear, as the band keeps up.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Singer Jon Bunch's vocals remain powerful and dynamic, while the songs ditch most of the weighty orchestration that slowed down previous efforts.
    • 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Merchant has achieved a lovely balance of art and craft.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For a bunch of jokesters, these guys deliver some seriously good music.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Along the way, it scores a lot of points, thanks to Nigel Godrich's earthy but twisted production.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Has a few more production touches than his past crackling work.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Julian Casablancas continues to sing as if roused from a deep sleep, the rhythm section keeps the tunes as puckery tight as the band's trousers and guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr. balance melodic strumming with some impressive shredding.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The first half is instantly familiar, throwing up the same flurry of guitars and post-grunge drudge the Foos have been hammering home for years. The more laid-back stuff is... charming and warm.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    These tunes find him not only reconnecting with his sense of melodic urgency but with his loins, as well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If it's not his best, it's easier to warm up to than most of his solo releases.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Skull Ring delivers some truly pumping generation-bridging rock moments.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Her third album reins it all in to a more palatable place with traditional R&B production and a healthy dose of funkiness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Best Little Secrets Are Kept pays homage to the fairer gender with punchy glam-rock guitars, winking double entendres and Hill's swaggering Rocky Horror Picture Show-style vocals.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Mann's cranky muse is consistently compelling, showcasing both her wry lyrics and terrific melodies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    He comes across like a smarter, gentler sidekick to Badly Drawn Boy.