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 Let It Come Down
Lowest review score: 0 I Get Wet
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Shelve this one next to that Adam Sandler CD you haven't listened to in four years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    All bluster and noise and no substance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's hard to shake the feeling that something is missing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    13
    Little gems are overwhelmed by sprawling jam tracks that, well, blur into each other.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    In the end, his big head seriously weighs down the quality of Quality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It sounds like the band is trying too hard to recapture the quirk factor, and the overdose borders on annoying.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This spinner of wispy, earnest vocals, sad-eyed melodies and country sensibilities lacks that special spark of passion to keep one's interest.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's so predictable and so painfully trendy that More Than a Woman might as well have a former Mouseketeer's face on the cover.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's not exactly a convincing change of gears, nor is it particularly groundbreaking--unless you consider jamming as many four-letter words as possible into three minutes (on "As I Come Back") novel.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This collection of quirky tunes is largely directionless, with Gough's indistinct voice sounding lost and uncertain in a swell of pianos, strings and horn arrangements.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If you're not already into it, you're not missing much.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    [A] thoroughly underwhelming debut, an album that merely paints within the lines already drawn by Pavement and the Pixies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    10 mediocre new songs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    While this sounds mostly like incomplete leftovers, there are a few tasty treats: The lonely guitar of "Knives Out," that dirty beat pulsating under "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" and the hypnotic body-ponging of "I Might Be Wrong."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Less immediate than their brilliantly untouchable 1998 album Mezzanine, this project is unsettling, uneasy and, okay, sometimes unbearably depressing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    An album that lacks severely in all areas, including production, direction and inspiration.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Given that this may be your final release, this is no way to say goodbye.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The B. Coming attempts to document the emotional upheaval Sigel went through during his trial and conviction, but from the start the sober moral tone and forced gospel choruses make it obvious the MC's mind is on other matters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Up!
    The album is so "been there, done that" that Twain often sounds like she's ripping herself off.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The First Lady should be the last album on anyone's shopping list.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Headed for a prom near you... it's the Goo Goo Dolls.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Plodding jazz-rock tunes that are 30 years old at this point.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The end result of all this sermonizing will likely inspire you not to renounce sin and its sordid ways, but feel the itch to grab some hooch and a few George Jones albums and have a rip-roaring time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If he approached these songs with the slightest hint of subtlety, he might get his point across, but he's happy just hammering everyone with his trailer-park politics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It sounds like he wrote his lyrics by taking random words out of a thesaurus.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Though not terrible, Trey Anastasio's latest is miles below what he's done before.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gold Medal's tempos are sluggish and the lyrics are emotionally vacant.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    FutureSex/LoveSounds isn't nearly as good as its slinky predecessor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Appallingly not so good.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    #1
    Basically disco with a new-wave spin, it's nothing you haven't heard before--in 1983.