Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 3,111 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 Revolution
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3,111 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    She crafts Ceremonials, a confident, unflinching tour de force.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The six discs in Achtung Baby: Uber Deluxe Edition may seem like overkill, but most everything here, from the raw demos (a stripped-away "Mysterious Ways" is especially revelatory) to the cache of beat-science remixes that put 1993's confusing Zooropa into better context, is essential to understanding the most inscrutable stadium-filling band in history.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rich exploration of Appalachian roots. [25 Nov 2011, p.71]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's de-lovely.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their grandiose score will make you glad that this silent film [Melies' 1902 film A Trip to the Moon] isn't silent anymore. [17 Feb 2012, p.72]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They've made the most exciting debut of 2012 so far.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The rest of Vows is equally fresh and surprising, its genre leaps held together by Kimbra's pliant coo.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their [the guest artists'] fresh influx of ideas on The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends creates new flavor profiles for the band's loopy psychedelic slurry.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Thirty-five albums in, Dylan remains as magical and mysterious as ever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    His major-label debut proves he's more than a magnetic hedonist.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The peak of Cave's 15th album with the Bad Seeds is a multidimensional walkabout through sonic shadows and fog. [22 Feb 2013, p.74]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a headphones album in an age of radio singles; a bravura live performance that stands out against pro forma knob-twiddling; a jazzy disco attack on the basic house beat; a full collaboration at a time when the superstar DJ stands alone. It's also quite moving; melancholy runs through every song.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Stoner-rock heavyweight Josh Homme shows no ring rust on QOTSA's first new album in six years. [14 Jun 2013, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This lush, un-hurried album reveals a surer character, rebuking other rappers who talk smack "just to get a reaction" and even relatives diminished by easy money and proximity to fame.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    ["I'll Be Yours" and "Move That Dope"] reinforces Future's status as the rap game's current MVP. [2 May 2014, p.63]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On Platinum, an old-school country wisecracker that's one of her all-time bests, she's funny as hell.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ultraviolence is the masked bacchanalia that finally unleashes the full potential lurking beneath the hype.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
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    She exerts enough of a magnetic pull to lure listeners into some challenging territory.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    On their latest, Maroon, they've delivered that too rare musical commodity: a disc overflowing with potential hits.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you think songs get into trouble past the three-minute mark and words are nothing more than things that fall out of your mouth, D-D-Don't Don't Stop The Beat is the record for you. [8 Aug 2003, p.71]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ineffably gorgeous. [18 Jan 2002, p.80]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    When Sprout is both tuneful and coherent... he achieves pure bliss. [14 Mar 2003, p.67]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
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    It's a formula, but damn if it isn't still effective. [17 May 2002, p.74]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Has the same ethereal grace as Passion. [21 June 2002, p.85]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Songs so odd and cheekily gleeful they could almost be Mentos jingles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is silly stuff, obviously, but it's a welcome return to the giddy wit that had dimmed as Pavement tried to contort itself into a conventional rock band.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The miracle is that Vince Mendoza's symphonic arrangements sometimes place Mitchell's alto in even more intimate climes than the scaled-back settings that surrounded her seminal soprano. [22 Nov 2002, p.78]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Morphs subtly between hip-hop abstraction and unalloyed free-improv exploration. [Listen 2 This supplement, Aug 2002, p.23]
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