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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 A Little Deeper
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    His backing band's heavy-metal veering leans toward the generic. Only the Igster's sometimes fierce (but fading) yowl adds enough soul--and insanity--to make them at least momentarily credible.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A rather complacent set of radio-ready lite alt-rock.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Short on the kind of sweet 'n' simple coffeehouse ditties that made the Alaskan-born folksinger a fan favorite.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The ballads sound more mawkish than ever and the rockers sound, well, a lot like bad Bruce Springsteen rip-offs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Nothing here is gonna rock your world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Headed for a prom near you... it's the Goo Goo Dolls.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Shelve this one next to that Adam Sandler CD you haven't listened to in four years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Given that this may be your final release, this is no way to say goodbye.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Nearly missing are the charming sax and violin song augmentations. Gone are the tunes that are too long but always find their way back. And gone is some of Matthew's long-faced songwriting personality--now all gussied up in a swirl of quick hits, easy ballads and electric guitar.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    At worst, a couple of the songs sound like bad Oasis remixes--"All or Nothing" comes to mind--but the good stuff can get any club (or car) hopping.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Plodding jazz-rock tunes that are 30 years old at this point.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Gone are the inspired melodies and sweet emotional turns of their past triumphant albums, replaced by boring philosophical musings and wafer-thin tunes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A mixed bag at best.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If you're not already into it, you're not missing much.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    But once those fleeting, producer-driven thrills die down, the remainder of the album takes a middle-of-the-road, midtempo stance that goes from covering her age issues on "17" to getting downright silly and insipid about looove with "Saturate Me."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    His similar-sounding interpretations lose their oomph a few tracks in.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Though perfect for hipster English-lit teachers, ravenous Reed fans will find themselves saying "nevermore."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The transformation leaves her bland and boring, rather than bright like Britney or bold like [Michelle] Branch.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Grand Champ would make a great single. As it stands, it's about a full hour more of DMX hollering gruffly than anybody really needs.
    • 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."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    All bluster and noise and no substance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    She fails to bake any new ideas, leaving us with the same old sad love songs and confused-girl anthems that the Texas torchbearer has always churned out.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The band sounds strong but derivative of its own best work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A little less than half of this stuff is worth singing about.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If she had just shown up and sang her ass off, Stripped would've been a better show.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This is mainly just D12's other five anonymous members moaning on about the lack of credit they get by dropping the most underwhelming rhymes this side of the last Dogg Pound album.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A disc that sounds like it's... 1998.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    10 mediocre new songs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    His voice is rough, the melodies fall flat, and there's even a guitar solo by Eric Clapton.