Exclaim's Scores

  • Music
For 1,419 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Colored Sands
Lowest review score: 10 Excuse My French
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 1419
1,419 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album demonstrates that Yukon Blonde can transition and adapt to a change in sound efficiently and damn well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seeds strikes the perfect balance, as Madlib's thickly layered funk and soul samples and cabinet rocking beats pair with Muldrow's gloriously off-kilter vocals and free-form song structures to make this her most satisfying release to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Torture is classic Corpse. No complaints.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rawness of the band puts them in a different category than other soul revivalists like Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, but the visceral quality of Boys & Girls gives Alabama Shakes an edge.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a lovely record with enough autumnal tones to ensure that you'll still be listening to it in six months' time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While listening to Ph├Ędre, one can do nothing but feel helpless in the face of nearly perfect pop experimentalism.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's little about Dead Set on Living that isn't an improvement on the band's past efforts, from the thunderous guitar tones to the frenetic energy pouring out of every song, courtesy of live-off-the-floor recording.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An even stronger effort, one that avoids the sometimes-frantic pace that marred that earlier album a little.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like many bands with a "core" attached to their sub-genre, Emmure are adept at making every song into an almost continuous, ferocious breakdown and it's a formula that keeps the album's momentum at its peak at all times.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In nearly every case, the remix version does justice to the original while taking the track to a completely different place sonically.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each song on Ataraxia/Taraxis is diverse, with moments of melodious prog-rock, powerful riffs and hazy ambience; however, there's also cohesion to the EP that makes it feel expansive and utterly epic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This Norah Jones is damaged, dangerous and vulnerable, and Burton's mastery of sound helps deepen the relationship between listener and song.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not every moment is seamless, but the results are fascinating and, more importantly, enthralling from beginning to end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The seemingly strange power that Actress has is to disorient the listener (i.e., the visceral shock accompanying the tonally maximal "Shadow From Tartarus"), though this contrast mostly allows for R.I.P.'s intricate and detailed beauty to thrive just beneath the cracks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its hypnotic loops and acoustic percussion, this great downtempo record, at times, calls to mind a looser, dreamier Teebs, with the melodic sense of early Four Tet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the driving, rock-based tracks like "Recoil" and "Just Dust" that give Life Somewhere Else its energy, as Kilbey matches Cain's chugging-but-ringing guitars with a lust-for-life delivery.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this record is steeped in mature rhythms, the hype tendencies that make the music ghetto are never sacrificed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Harmonicraft is filled with catchy hooks and pop melodies, as well as progressive, atmospheric rhythms.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Orcas provides much to engage fans of both Irisarri and Pioulard, as well as lovers of languid, abstracted pop song craft.