Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 3,141 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 Equilibrium
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3,141 music reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The moody set mixes covers of legends like Vern Gosdin with originals that ring so true they might as well be standards. The 25-song collection feels longer than Johnson's infamous owl sanctuary of a beard, but it's unlikely any country purists will complain.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    ''Is This It'' bows down before all the trademarks of pre-1977 rock: off-kilter guitar solos, half-buried vocals (à la ''Louie, Louie''), attitude-heavy slurring (by singer Julian Casablancas), primitive tom-tom rhythms (shades of the Velvets' Moe Tucker), and the raw, muddy sonics of garage-band 45s.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sounds quaint and even magical. [15 Jul 2005, p.71]
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    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    You'd be hard-pressed to find sounds this spookily evocative anywhere outside the grooves of scratchy old 78s. [Applies to both 'Alice' and 'Blood Money,' 10 May 2002, p.80]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For the most part, Funeral is a lovely, uplifting, and often pleasingly grandiose whirl through a panoply of sounds. [5 Nov 2004, p.81]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    He wants our sex, and he can have it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The fact that this album feels so complete even without any words from his old partner reinforces just what peak form Big Boi is in.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With all the hits plus an enjoyable assortment of rarities and covers, The Live Anthology is a comprehensive portrait of a perpetually professional live act.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
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    They evoke the musical essence of various titans while achieving a wholly distinctive sound of their own. [7 Oct 2005, p.73]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Crackling, uncanny and compulsively listenable. [28 Feb 2014, p.71]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When the technique works, the results are exhilarating. [9 Nov 2001, p.111]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Intriguing, immediate, and quietly epic, Modern Times must rank among Dylan's finest albums.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Elliott spends too much time dissing detractors, but the hooks come as fast as the reefer references, and for the first time since her debut, she sounds as if she's having a blast... [25 May 2001, p. 80]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An audacious marriage of restless experimentalism and eloquent melodic craft. [10 Sep 2004, p.165]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A genuinely winning collection of sublime, old-school pop.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Supple, stylish electro-pop so cool it makes glaciers jealous. [24 Sep 2004, p.106]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Merriweather Post Pavilion won't land the band the opening slot on a Coldplay tour, it cleaves closer to "Pitch's" more listener-friendly aesthetic, abandoning the self-indulgent impulses that sometimes muddied last year's "Strawberry Jam" for an album full of effervescent, transportive oddity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The year's best hard-rock album. [6 Sep 2002, p.86]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Clark keeps things edgy, singing about divorce, drugs, jail, and Jesus with matter-of-fact sass and ample twang.[25 Oct/1 Nov 2013, p.100]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sale el Sol still demonstrates Shakira's boldly global mindset.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best hip-hop album of 2006.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Irresistible. [3 Jun 2005, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Yours Mine & Ours has an easygoing vibe that gives Pernice's literate folk-pop ample room to roam. [11 Jul 2003, p.78]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Just the record you'd want: production a bit bigger, and songs more adventurous but no less indelible. [Listen 2 This supplement, Oct 2003, p.14]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If what this drums-and-bass duo does with infernal noise is your thing, you're a pretty happy camper. [28 Oct 2005, p.89]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If there's nothing truly revelatory, it's still a dandy opportunity to eavesdrop on the future mouthpiece of a generation finding his voice (sometimes awkwardly).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    69 elegant observations by a pop master.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    You'll swear it's a lost tape from a sweet Hendrix-Iron Butterfly-Cream jam session. [19 Aug 2005, p.145]
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