Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 3,118 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 80% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Bows & Arrows
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3,118 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a gorgeous trip back to a time when anything seemed possible. [1 Oct 2004, p.73]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their ensemble sound remains sharp and inimitable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fans will likely find Live In New York City's porridge not too epic and not too stingy, the balance of newer material, obvious classics, and obscure trifles just right. [13 Apr 2001, p.73]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Holmes races through genres like a mad cab driver running red lights, revving up a jittery, urban fever dream from a junk heap of beats and ragged exotica. [10/27/2000, p.120]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Offers up the same taut honky-tonk, high-lonesome balladry and electric-rock snarls as Failer. But the production is more direct, and her songs are more rueful. [4 Mar 2005, p.71]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All retro rock should sound this good. [22 Apr 2005, p.62]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everett finally delivers the absolute stone masterpiece fans have always known lurked inside his dour heart. [29 Apr 2005, p.147]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The vibe isn't far removed from the funky frathouse spirit of a vintage Leon Russell album (note: That's a good thing). [18 Mar 2005, p.66]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Black's take on Southern soul: spare, graceful, in the pocket, with Black himself sounding reborn and relaxed. [22 Jul 2005, p.78]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An unexpected ball. [19 Aug 2005, p.144]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's their trademark boisterous hyper-melodies... that will have you involuntarily humming their praises for weeks (months!) to come. [26 Aug 2005, p.59]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The cleaner take on Extraordinary Machine is like a trip to a less cluttered haunted house, and Apple's more nuanced delivery sticks the knife in, but slowly. It's both charming and devastating. [7 Oct 2005, p.72]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Breathlessly giddy and shamelessly trippy. [21 Oct 2005, p.75]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Considering the length of her hiatus, this is a remarkable surprise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [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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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfect mix of giddy tropical rhythms and Beatles-style experimentation. [27 Jan 2006, p.85]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More diverse than the series debut. [3 Mar 2006, p.102]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    St. Elsewhere is a bumpy but mesmerizing ride.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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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    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Finally, they put their music where their opinionated mouths are.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ward's talents have never been more persuasively showcased. [1 Sep 2006, p.77]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Intriguing, immediate, and quietly epic, Modern Times must rank among Dylan's finest albums.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An elegant summation of his work. [11 Aug 2006, p.69]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They embellish what they long ago mastered: making shaggy, dreamy, cuddly, explosive indie rock. [15 Sep 2006, p.72]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You could figure it as a sop to today's interactive mash-up culture. Or you could say it's just extending the medley-ish, segue-happy ethos of Abbey Road to the band's entire catalog. Really, it's both, and it's bliss.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Familiar, compelling, and tugging out empathy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best hip-hop album of 2006.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The season's most thrilling holiday release. [1 Dec 2006, p.85]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With its lushly forbidding soundscapes and enigmatic lyricism, Visitations bears repeated journeys. [2 Feb 2007, p.123]
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