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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This body of work will be a wonderland of hits in time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Confirming everything that is great about Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, Come with Us is equal measures driving rhythms and euphoric, widescreen melodies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Bluesy, fragile and gorgeous.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A winning combo of thick club cuts, hands-in-the-air call-outs, pop ingenuity and a perfect balance of entertainment and realism in his rhymes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fans of the Icelandic wonder's more orchestral tunes might think there's something missing here. Well, unless they're too busy being totally blown away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    She might be unplugged--but she's still electrifying.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Z
    Z seems like just the beginning of a whole new phase.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The electric mood of Adams' sophomore disc definitely reflects his good fortunes and knack for solid songcraft.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best tracks--"Crystal" and "Turn My Way"--sound like they were recorded in 1987.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    More in line with his tighter debut, Pretty Hate Machine, With Teeth is made up of bursts of dark, scary and paranoid gut punches.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rather than coming across as an unfriendly piece of self-indulgence--which may or may not have been the intention--her latest CD is quietly captivating.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Amazingly solid.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The group sounds as wonderfully debauched, degenerate and dejected as ever.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Even if the divorcée flirts with being Sheryl Crow-y bland now, she can still let whip-smart lyrics flow with her potty mouth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The results, much like last year's debut, Soul Sessions, are spine-tinglingly great--even if there is the slightest bit of bland Celine Dion balladry seeping in at the edge.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The end result is creative, inspired and, most important, individual.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best he has sounded in 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Elvis Costello is back, bashing and clanging away at what he does best: delivering out vitriolic songs of curdled romance and sodden, soiled dreams.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The singer doesn't disappoint here, wringing out every strand of emotion in songs such as "Mississippi Girl," a strong return to her country roots.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fans and Luddites will find much to treasure when dropping this platter on the Victrola.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    But whether they're being snotty or serious, there is a constant thread at work: those catchy melodies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With Musicology, the doctor of sexual funk puts the self-indulgence on hold and digs back into the enticing grooves and towering melodies of his glory years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Interesting variations on classic pop music, delivered with fire and wisdom.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What sets Silent Alarm apart, however, is the presence of singer Kele Okereke, who has a dazzlingly elastic voice like the Cure's Robert Smith.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A darkly shimmering, intensely brooding and exquisitely melancholy trip.