Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 3,188 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 Widow City
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3,188 music reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Grohl can bestow headbanging muscle and arena-sized scope on this four-track EP without belying Brown's bluesy, twangy roots. [20 Dec 2013, p.60]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite the heavy feedback and punishingly sharp sadness lurking beneath tracks like "Pagan Baby," "Bathin' in the Fuss," and "The Drones," they still dabble in radio-friendly sugar without ever weakening their teeth. [16 May 2014, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even the moments between the standouts float by with a strange beauty. [3 Oct 2014, p.69]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfectly imperfect set, it's looser, blowsier, and more what-the-hell? than anything she's done.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Just plain beautiful... carefully harmonized vocals and pellucid guitar hooks that rarely lapse into merely languid melodies. [2/16/2001, p.98]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    These aren't "duets" but exercises in sublime harmony. [2 Nov 2007, p.65]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The group is malevolent and charming at once, still a beguiling combo. [21 Sep 2007, p.82]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a headphones album in an age of radio singles; a bravura live performance that stands out against pro forma knob-twiddling; a jazzy disco attack on the basic house beat; a full collaboration at a time when the superstar DJ stands alone. It's also quite moving; melancholy runs through every song.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In the bleakest songs, the polyphonic swirl of strings, horns, and voices... points toward transcendence.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    ''Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'' is a subliminal album. Spin it once and it barely registers. Play it five or six times and its vaporous, insinuating, rusty-carousel melodies start to carve out a permanent orbit in your skull.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lovely, heartbreaking, and just diffident enough to get perspective on this bittersweet old world. [26 Sep 2003, p.94]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not all of the experiments work, but drummer ?uestlove's Clyde Stubblefield-cum-Chemical Brothers grooves and rapper Black Thought's mighty flow never waver. [29 Nov 2002, p.106]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Annie Up is a more fully formed take on Southern sisterhood.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The band certainly aims for transcendence on The Suburbs--a work of impressively fervent majesty.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fans will adore the numerous B sides and demos, and the concert DVDs provide a fun, flannelly time capsule.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's the showcase of a confident singer successfully diversifying. [9 Feb 2007, p.72]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    He shares [Elliott] Smith's gift for sketching in complex emotional states with telling details. [19 Mar 2004, p.66]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kala is propelled by genuinely stellar moments. [24 Aug 2007, p.133]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Welsh quintet's concept-album ambitions are undercut by inherent goofiness, especially when the band parodies Robert Johnson (''Golden Retriever'') and Iron Maiden (''Out of Control'').
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are three new songs, finished after this year's Collapse Into Now, and folky highlight ''We All Go Back to Where We Belong'' suggests that ­Athens' finest had more sweet jangle left in 'em.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Great remixers, like great ballad interpreters, take songs to wildly unlikely places while respecting the material. [14 Apr 2006, p.85]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    His latest sounds happier, and it’s still steeped in the Southern mythology that’s his forte.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Harvey uses the bright grooves to present her grim thoughts on the world's armed conflicts. It's a hoedown for the end of civilization.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While Sound of Silver still delivers terrific buzzy dance-space jams ... it also contains wispy hints of New Order and Bowie... and Murphy's best song-making efforts to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Spectacular Swedish import Robyn continues to languish in the cult-act remainder bin, but these 15 excellently curated tracks (culled from three 2010 EPs) deserve to change that.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The old formula, while rootsy, gains much from the injection of variety.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    On Bon Iver, his second full-length, an emboldened Vernon achieves a beautiful fantasy all his own, backed by a full band and buoyed with horns and pedal steel.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The venerable hip-hop band's first effort since joining NBC's late-night lineup delivers all the funk/soul/jazz vibes fans have come to expect.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A startlingly accessible, possibly even pop-friendly effort. [3 Oct 2014, p.69]
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