Entertainment Weekly's Scores

For 3,172 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 Kill The Moonlight
Lowest review score: 0 Playing With Fire
Score distribution:
3,172 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ndegeocello's dreamy vocal styles buttress this boudoir-freindly work. [28 Sep 2007, p.106]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    His meandering monologues contrast with the top-notch if uniformly pensive songs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    They almost vindicate the near-deafening hoopla that preceded this major-label debut. [10 May 2002, p.80]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Strings swoon, falsetto voices sigh, and counterpoint piano lines glide. Yet nothing sounds fussy. [20 May 2005, p.75]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Breathlessly giddy and shamelessly trippy. [21 Oct 2005, p.75]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best of Cash's nuanced compositions... turns her healing process into great art. [27 Jan 2006, p.84]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The vintage tunes inspire riskier improvs from Lovano, even when his rhythm section adheres to more straight-edged accompaniment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This album has the potential to mess with your whole year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is one of those ''taking stock'' records that collates and refines everything that came before. But what an inventory of sounds they've built.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    At times Takk almost rocks--as much as tiny ice-crystal elves from the magical land of Narnia can rock, but still. [16 Sep 2005, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
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    Included are (somewhat disappointing) new tunes from Air and My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields. [10 Oct 2003, p.124]
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    • 84 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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Black Album's bling-bang reportage mostly rings redundant. [28 Nov 2003, p.121]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite seven unessential bonus tracks, the remastered Ghosts feels haunting, hypnotic and fresh 25 years later. [14 Apr 2006, p.87]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Johnson occasionally lacks the depth of Cochran's bloodshot despair, but with guests like Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard, you can't blame him for not sounding sad in Living for a Song.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their lyrics reveal the mysteries of true rolling stones. [16 Oct 2009, p.59]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The jarring faux-metal riffage of "When the War Came" exposes Meloy's limits, but several of these studies in heartbreak and homicide rank among his most moving. [6 Oct 2006, p.68]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The cleaner take on Extraordinary Machine is like a trip to a less cluttered haunted house, and Apple's more nuanced delivery sticks the knife in, but slowly. It's both charming and devastating. [7 Oct 2005, p.72]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ghostface... comes off hungrier than ever to produce thrilling hip-hop. [14 May 2004, p.68]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Songs like "Fight Test" and "Do You Realize" have various tics--but they're so sweet-souled that such sins are easily forgiven. [19 July 2002, p.74]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Honestly isn't too different from Painters. [Listen 2 This supplement, Nov 2003, p.39]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The guy's a six-string hero whose artistic sweep runs from plangent ballads to fiery barnstormers to, well, a heap of engaging styles in between. [1 Jun 2007, p.69]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Neither of the albums they recorded before disbanding made it to the U.S.; thankfully, this long-overdue retrospective includes the choicest cuts from both. [22 Dec 2006, p.83]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Once the shock of Beam's experimental bent wears off, it becomes clear that he's added dimension to his style without sacrificing its gorgeous tranquility. [28 Sep 2007, p.107]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If even a hint of Jamiroquai makes you gag, stay away; otherwise, proceed to the dance floor, please. [22 Jul 2005, p.74]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    When everything here lines up the right way--and it more often than not, it does--Modern Vampires is the perfect album for the coming Atlantic summer. Think of it like saltwater taffy: bright and sweet, with plenty to chew on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The soul chanteuse unspools 11 gorgeous tracks. [1/8 Jun 2012, p.117]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Cassius' Philippe Zdar and Boombass are at their best on 15 Again when they pair fuzzy beats with sleek, Steely Dan-inspired, soft-rock stylings.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Invitingly lush. [23 Aug 2002, p.142]
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