Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 3,112 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 Back To Me
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3,112 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    His encouraging lyrics are creatively conceived and cliche-free, while his music has a folky, redemptive grace. [11 Oct 2002, p.83]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The multiproducer arrangements are expansive yet warm, and Blige's pushy rasp has never sounded better.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A collection of hypnotic, human rock & roll that extols such seemingly antiquated virtues as moral fiber, history, and love as spirituality.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A transcendent and seductively personal sound.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    69 elegant observations by a pop master.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfectly imperfect set, it's looser, blowsier, and more what-the-hell? than anything she's done.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though elaborately orchestrated, the songs retain their intimacy, communicated in Ashcroft's vocals, which, over the years, keep getting warmer. [7 Mar 2003, p.72]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bows and Arrows reveals a band that's grown tighter, hungrier, and more varied since last time. [6 Feb 2004]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Displaying a cohesion rarely heard in albums these days, ''A Rush of Blood'' bobs from one majestic little high to another.
    • 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]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bristling with an electric current that seemingly short-circuited years ago, ''When I Was Cruel'' is the best work Costello has produced since ''Blood & Chocolate'' back in the mid-'80s.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the year's most consistently pleasurable debuts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Could be the Strokes in 10 years--if they work hard. [Listen 2 This Supplement, Aug 2002, p.14]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A startlingly, shockingly wonderful piece of pop art. [19 Mar 2004, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A vertiginous rainbow swirl that crams so many ideas into so many tight spaces that each track is like a perfectly rendered Joseph Cornell box.
    • 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
    ''Uh Huh Her'' reasserts that Harvey, now the grande dame of this genre, remains unrivaled.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Capture[s] a mighty band at the height of its gargantuan power.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Shockingly well done... a remarkable album. [3 Sep 2004, p.73]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [The album's] ambition flies so far beyond that of anyone doing rap right now (or pop, or rock, or R&B), awards shows may need to create a special category for it. [19 Sep 2003, p.83]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Captures the punk attitude, brittle R&B vamps, and quirky lyrical trips of their early years. [20/27 Aug 2004, p.123]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Up!
    Playing armchair producer and doing comparison tests is so entertaining, the cumulative package is greater than the sum of its parts.
    • 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]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By adding grit and gutter-savvy humor, Skinner also takes U.K. garage to a new level, making for the year's most striking debut.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Crackling with a bristling immediacy, Van Lear Rose yanks Lynn into the present while never abandoning musical traditions that continue to define her, her voice, and her material. [30 Apr 2004, p.160]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A breathtaking 35 minutes. [12 Nov 2004, p.122]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Alt-rock blues darker and scarier than Jon Spencer or even Jack White ever imagined. [24 Dec 2004, p.66]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A set of irresistible tracks both danceable and desolate. [28 May 2004, p.124]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    O
    Rice is both vulnerable and seductive. [18 Jul 2003, p.76]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of her best efforts. [10 Sep 2004, p.161]
    • Entertainment Weekly