Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 3,369 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 81% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 18% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 45:33
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3369 music reviews
    • 67 Metascore
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    They've made the most exciting debut of 2012 so far.
    • 72 Metascore
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    A set of irresistible tracks both danceable and desolate. [28 May 2004, p.124]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    A rich exploration of Appalachian roots. [25 Nov 2011, p.71]
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    • 62 Metascore
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    It's de-lovely.
    • 78 Metascore
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    A concise set of soul-kissed tunes. [28 Oct 2011, p.73]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    The sweetly pained vocals sound darn similar to Beth Orton's. [25 Apr 2003, p.151]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    Sale el Sol still demonstrates Shakira's boldly global mindset.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    He wants our sex, and he can have it.
    • 77 Metascore
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    The multiproducer arrangements are expansive yet warm, and Blige's pushy rasp has never sounded better.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Proof folk music shouldn't just conjure the past, but also sit down and have a drink with it in the present. [12 May 2006, p.82]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    The storytelling on The Truth About Love, Pink's sixth album and first full-length since 2008's Funhouse, is unfalteringly vibrant, loaded with righteous anger, irreverence, and a clear eye for the darker side.
    • 91 Metascore
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    [The album's] ambition flies so far beyond that of anyone doing rap right now (or pop, or rock, or R&B), awards shows may need to create a special category for it. [19 Sep 2003, p.83]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    On Platinum, an old-school country wisecracker that's one of her all-time bests, she's funny as hell.
    • 61 Metascore
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    Though elaborately orchestrated, the songs retain their intimacy, communicated in Ashcroft's vocals, which, over the years, keep getting warmer. [7 Mar 2003, p.72]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    More diverse than the series debut. [3 Mar 2006, p.102]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Revolution is a portrait of an artist in full possession of her powers, and the best mainstream-country album so far this year.
    • 81 Metascore
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    [The] tension between Rubin's desire to pare it down and Diamond's tendency to amp it up makes for the best musical checks and balances; nothing gets too unplugged or too bombastic. [11 Nov 2005, p.67]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    Betke masterfully manipulates space and echo. [25 Apr 2003, p.151]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    11 irresistible sound collages that feature driving beats, amiable guitar acoustics, and a quadraphonic sense of aural play that encourages rampant headphone abuse. [15 Feb 2002, p.68]
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    • 74 Metascore
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    It's beautifully committed music--the kind that's as essential now as it has ever been. [11 Aug 2006, p.67]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    They embellish what they long ago mastered: making shaggy, dreamy, cuddly, explosive indie rock. [15 Sep 2006, p.72]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    Four hypnotic, Madge-tinged dance tracks. [1 Apr 2011, p.77]
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    • 70 Metascore
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    A gas, a blast. [12 Oct 2007, p.75]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    It’s Lorde’s own storytelling that offers Melodrama‘s most rewarding twists.
    • 85 Metascore
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    The results are astonishing. [26 July 2002, p.68]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    Live at Reading presents the band at its post-Nevermind peak. Watching Kurt Cobain radiate so much life is bound to trigger some tears.
    • 72 Metascore
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    American Beauty/American Psycho, the quartet's seventh studio album, is even better [than 2013's Save Rock and Roll], and reveals them as perhaps the only current mainstream rock combo capable of making big-venue sing-alongs that also reward deep headphone analysis.
    • 88 Metascore
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    69 elegant observations by a pop master.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Ndegeocello's dreamy vocal styles buttress this boudoir-freindly work. [28 Sep 2007, p.106]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Captures the punk attitude, brittle R&B vamps, and quirky lyrical trips of their early years. [20/27 Aug 2004, p.123]
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