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 LP1
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3353 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of her best efforts. [10 Sep 2004, p.161]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On Body Talk Pt. 2, this eight-track follow-up to June's Body Talk Pt. 1, the Swedish electro-pop pixie uses sleek club music to endearingly explore more unpolished emotions.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The spare demos, crystal-clear concert recordings, and handsomely produced liner notes are a fan's delight, but it's the three original albums included here--38 haunting ballads and fist-pumping anthems, some in unreleased mixes, each one a gem--that still shine brightest.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It isn't long before you realize how frickin' right it all sounds, how damn near flawless the tone of the whole set feels. [28 Sep 2007, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    She crafts Ceremonials, a confident, unflinching tour de force.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A startlingly accessible, possibly even pop-friendly effort. [3 Oct 2014, p.69]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If less accessible on first hearing than its predecessors, the result is an epic wide-screen movie of a CD and the band's best to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall, this is an an album that feels on the brink of falling apart. It doesn’t, but it’s exactly that tension that’s a pleasure all its own.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    On his gleefully carnal sixth LP he shows off a flexibility that few performers can match.[30 Jan-6 Feb 2015,p.120]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Cheeky modernity hides beneath every glistening throwback.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Big To-Do features some of the band's most evocative chunks of misery-detailing to date.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even some of the kickiest stuff has an unexpected emotional punch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    They've teamed up with longtime producer Danger Mouse to do what they do best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The richest and most fervent music the Jaxx have ever made. [24 Oct 2003, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Moon-eyed stoners looking for a 21st-century Pink Floyd should seek out the Beta Band. [7 May 2004, p.86]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This 10-song collection is dominated less by taut rhythm guitar than by synths, handclaps, and kickdrums. ... A band that never gets sick of adding tools to its bag of tricks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If Sondheim had been reared on old Van Dyke Parks records, he might sound like this. [26 Sep 2003, p.94]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Wainwright's barbed lyrics about love and relationships sound like she scrawled them on a whiskey-soaked night. [22 Apr 2005, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Although the rest of The Breaker may not be blessed with the T-Swizzle magic, there are some more strong contenders for your next breakup playlist.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Smash Mouth keep getting better and better. [7 Dec 2001, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Tighter songwriting and an undercurrent of dark claustrophobia distinguish the disc from its predecessors. [23/30 Jan 2004, p.99]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Looser, but no less excellent, than their last collection. [15 Sep 2006, p.72]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Heavyweight champeen or not, Stipe's got his fighting spirit back, and so does his band.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A ghostly meditation on the culture of forgetting. [8 Jul 2005, p.68]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This moody, recession-themed collection from Bingham--who won an Oscar this year for a song from Crazy Heart--is unlikely to boost anyone's morale during our current downturn, but Junky Star might make some folks feel less alone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ironically, while this is Welch's quietest album, with nary a drum or electric instrument in earshot, it's even closer to the spiritual vicinity of rock.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Her first solo album brims with sassy, leather-clad guitar struts like the Neil Young-assisted "Down The Wrong Way" and the sad-eyed "Like In The Movies." [20 Jun 2014, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A big, lumbering, and often uplifting symphonic-rock piece about being a wastrel, it's as if Brian Wilson had made ''Pet Sounds'' a decade later in the midst of his bedridden, drug-addled despondency.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The only problem with this symphonic daydream is that at just nine songs and 43 minutes, it's over far too soon. [24 Aug 2007, p.130]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A CD of beautiful and melancholy folk-pop.