Exclaim's Scores

  • Music
For 1,497 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Queen of the Wave
Lowest review score: 10 Excuse My French
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 1497
1,497 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a raucous, vibrant, but well structured musical approach that brings along recognized artists (like current lead singer Corey Glover and local rap legends Mystikal and Mannie Fresh) for the ride.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a fine balance of clean singing between Scabbia and Ferro, atop the technicality of strings and beats, there's something for everyone.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a stopgap collaboration, Underrated Silence sits comfortably with some of Schnauss's best work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Temple Beautiful is the sound of a mature rock'n'roller continuing to reach for new heights.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Multitudes shows, just as Mermaid Avenue did in 1998, that Woody Guthrie's work remains a living entity with a limitless capacity to inspire.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With their traditional sound mixing well with some new elements, Utilitarian marks the next chapter in Napalm Death's impressive career.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The truth is Trust are masters of delivery and flawless executioners, proving to be much better mechanics than designers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Open Your Heart's greatest triumph is its ability to hearken back without feeling retro.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shallow Bed is refreshingly free of archaic, "old timey" references; it feels both relevant and familiar.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Straightforward and simple, A Eulogy for the Damned isn't a work of great musical genius, but is refreshing in its bravado and simplicity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like its predecessor, the new disc delivers a nice mixture of lighter fare with heavier songs acting as an anchor, though Happy To You has a distinctly animated glow.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Airy, vaguely psychedelic and meaningful, Beyond the Times is a gorgeous exhibition from a thoughtful, voracious artist relishing a whole new outlet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mixed Emotions is just the painstakingly crafted, mood-driven long-player we've been waiting for from this immensely talented duo.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's business as usual for the Wedding Present, but in the best possible way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rhine Gold does feel a bit frontloaded, with the most compelling tracks happening in the first half, losing a little momentum towards the end, but this is still a superb release.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a sound as good as this, it's clear Xerxes aren't simply riding the wave, but making some of their own.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In roughly 26 hypnotic minutes, Eternal Turn of the Wheel creates a swirling vortex of eerie imagery, like dark earth spirits rising and taking possession of musical tech, infiltrating the modern world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In many ways, Sweet Heart is the most complete Spiritualized album yet.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 14 songs clock in at only 34 minutes, so Killing Time never overstays its welcome, giving you that caffeine-type pick-me-up so few indie pop albums offer these days.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their albums just get better and increasingly fun to listen, and Blood for the Master confirms that.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If The OF Tape Vol. 2 proves one thing it's that Odd Future aren't just a product of the Internet hype machine.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While her debut featured plenty of catchy tunes, Sees the Light captures Goodman in a far more confident mode, showcasing her wit and personality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although their sound has been copied Ad infinitum, with Koloss, Meshuggah prove that they still do it best.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Put succinctly, awE NaturalE leaves listeners wanting more.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a fine finale to an impressive artistic achievement.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album strikes an intriguing, if slightly schizophrenic, balance between gently meandering almost-psychedelia and the restless rhythmic activity of recent dance styles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zeus avoid indulgent jamming, filler material or ill-advised experiments. Just 14 blissful tunes, rich with influences.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has the type of energy that invades, penetrates and carries the listener forward; it's the perfect balance of seduction and strength.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album brings the dead back to life with the best kind of dark thrash, which is dripping with West coast hardcore aggression.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here, Unsane deliver the goods with efficiency and reliability.