Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 3,353 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 Actor
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3353 music reviews
    • 89 Metascore
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    Intriguing, immediate, and quietly epic, Modern Times must rank among Dylan's finest albums.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's that very rare thing: a totally fresh--and utterly engaging--sound. [Listen 2 This supplement, Mar 2004, p.12]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A breathtaking 35 minutes. [12 Nov 2004, p.122]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Many of the unreleased, B-side, and cover tracks here are less immediate, but no less joyful for the Pavement completist.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Golden-voiced Murphy, however, doesn't try for any cheap Bowie-baritone vocal mimicry, and his lyrics and musicianship have greater depth and polish. The best inspiration should come with improvements, and Murphy's are vast.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This blissful joy ride is hard to resist and easy to love.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Familiar, compelling, and tugging out empathy.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Fantastic all of the time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Backed by a galvanizing ensemble of musicians that would make the Funk Brothers proud, Saadiq belts out effervescent love songs with infectious vigor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another multifaceted gem.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    White conjures lost souls drifting through a mythical nation of pawnshops and cheap motels, his voice a sensual whisper over their rattling bones. [9 Jul 2004, p.89]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Feels like a mash note to autumnal Manhattan. [26 Sep 2003, p.93]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the year's most consistently pleasurable debuts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Thirty-five albums in, Dylan remains as magical and mysterious as ever.
    • 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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rainbows may be the gentlest, prettiest Radiohead set yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite all the distortion and teeth-shivering riffs, Icky Thump rivals White Blood Cells in accessibility. [22 Jun 2007, p.68]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are none of the folk-alt-rock karaoke selections of previous American discs on American VI: Ain't No Grave, just 10 wholly appropriate picks that speak to the gravity of ?Johnny Cash's situation and his joy?in both life and death.
    • 99 Metascore
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    The set lists may have looked similar, but here's proof they didn't sound alike --and that they'll still get you mighty high.
    • 82 Metascore
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    The whole record plays like a best-of sampler--not just for Paisley, but for the history of the art form.
    • 72 Metascore
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    Finally, they put their music where their opinionated mouths are.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Broadway-worthy new standards, and a strong supporting cast, Wainwright delivers a flawless, flip-flopless performance. [8 June 2001, p.76]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Excitingly, Tell Tale Signs jumps decades ahead to offer an alternate history of a less leaky period: the creative renaissance that started at the end of the 1980s and has been bearing fruit ever since.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All retro rock should sound this good. [22 Apr 2005, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LP1
    She exerts enough of a magnetic pull to lure listeners into some challenging territory.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Actor is a uniquely potent cocktail of sounds and moods that'll get you hooked, fast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though the album trips lightly from slinky roller-skate jams ('Fences') to near Brit-rocky rave-ups ('Lasso'), the underlying vibe is both retro and somehow outside of time--like a memory made sweeter than the real thing it recalls.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best hip-hop album of 2006.