Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 3,086 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 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Widow City
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3,086 music reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Embarrassing.... It's hard to tell if [Ballard's] hyper-slick style is to blame, or if Lynne has simply hung herself. [16 Nov 2001, p.172]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Amounts to nothing more than a party of five million bland cliches. [11 Oct 2002, p.82]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The band has never seemed so stale. [14 Mar 2003, p.66]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Without any real scream-along, kick-ass songs, this is just a One Way Ticket to Hell. Period. [2 Dec 2005, p.81]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    As tedious as an episode of Teletubbies--and nearly as simplistic. [13 Oct 2006, p.131]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The pair have an MTV reality show, which only reminds us we'd probably be better off listening to one of the dudes from "I Love Money." [22/29 Aug 2008, p.125]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Hazards of Love drowns in convoluted plots, blustery guest vocalists, and comically out-of-place guitar shredding.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    A nimble, almost balletic rapper on countless mixtapes, singles, and Billboard-topping collaborations, the 27-year-old comes across both muddled and belligerent on the much-delayed, extensively leaked Rebirth.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    File under: Bunkum. [21 June 2002, p.84]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    [Its] Atari-quality grooves and soulless Berlin homages reek of '80s hipster trash. [4 June 2004, p.80]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If only they didn't sound like a dying Flock of Seagulls. [17 May 2002, p.78]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Unless you're bound in an herbal body wrap, there's simply no acceptable reason to listen to this New Age nonsense. [11/24/2000, p.82]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The songs combine the most pretentious and overworked elements of their influences. [21 Mar 2003, p.112]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Korn remain technically proficient, but Take A Look In The Mirror serves only to make the case that the genre has officially screamed itself into caricature. [12 Dec 2003, p.77]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The ideas are thin and the beats thinner. [14 Mar 2003, p.66]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's not that this wise ass trio of lucky punks make terrible music -- their crass, hyperkinetic tunes are just the thing for adolescents who find Green Day too intellectually challenging -- but this collection is wholly unwarranted from a band whose breakthrough album is barely a year old.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    His indie-circuit friends will be amused, but no one else will. [4 Mar 2005, p.73]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Full of screeching, hollering, and contrived "yo' mama" jive talk. [27 May 2005, p.141]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    An awkward attempt that neither improves upon nor updates the trio's original blueprint. [28 Oct 2005, p.89]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Iggy sings ballads. In French. With clarinet solos. He also dabbles in Dixieland jazz, spoken word, and chilled electro-lounge music on his 15th solo album. If that sounds hideous, or hilarious, it's actually a little bit of both.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Not even superproducer Flood (U2, Depeche Mode) can save the postpunk singer from misery. Or from overacting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    There are only a few moments when Symphonicities doesn't seem completely preposterous.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The bulk of Lulu sounds like your dad's drunk friend reciting his self-penned erotica over a melting ReLoad cassette.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This feels lazy, smug, and fundamentally empty.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Cumulative effect? Soul-depleting. [1 Nov 2002, p.70]
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Other rappers might hesitate to brag about marrying into bling, but Federline isn't self-conscious about it.