Filter's Scores

  • Music
For 1,802 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 71% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 75
Highest review score: 96 I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Lowest review score: 10 Drum's Not Dead
Score distribution:
1,802 music reviews
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    • 92 Critic Score
    There's an organic component that coexists along with the machines, giving them a warmth few acts have been able to unearth. [#11, p.93]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's passionate. It's thoughtful. It's catchy. It's their breakout moment, their best record, and... it will be one of the best albums of 2004.[#9, p.100]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is the best album Trail of Dead has ever made. [#13, p.94]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Manages to artfully encompass all that sucks about post-pubescent life... within an exquisite ball of heady poetry, cold composition, and the kind of warm brilliance that comes from only the most inspired of collaborations. [#15, p.96]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The results are compact, near-pop micro-anthems. [#17, p.93]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One might be a bit startled by how much, well, more broken this new [album] sounds. [#17, p.92]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Each consecutive [song] is stranger than the last. [#19, p.88]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is the best Grandaddy record thus far. [#19, p.92]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You want this album. [#21, p.98]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A patient, assured album where nearly every sound feels appropriate. [#22, p.93]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Boy With No Name instantly gets Travis back to the business of being Travis. [#25, p.102]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In comparison to... Ta Det Lungt, Tio Bitar trades much of the immediacy for multi-dimensional empiricism and fringe atmosphere. [#25, p.98]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even when they’re forging new ground (which is often) or mixing it up with any of the aforementioned conversation points, they still manage to sound exactly like themselves.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    La Radiolina emerges as a delicious bouillabaisse of gypsy punk, reggae and countless indigenous sounds, expertly stirred by a band of brawling pirates who plunder each port for musical spices and then add them to the cauldron.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Lust Lust Lust, the fuzzed-out, starry-eyed return-to-form by The Raveonettes, takes you there and then kicks you out at sunrise. [Winter 2008, p.94]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Cave's themes remain unchanged, but his songcraft prowess continues to grow, aided by the finest instrumental backing and production of any Bad Seeds album to date. [Winter 2008, p.90]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    That this album eviscerates the armies of shoegazer-come-latelies is a trifiling accomplishment compared to the fact that for 74 minutes--with an overall tone of foreboding bordering on the haunting and disturbing--this album is impossible to turn off. [Spring 2008, p.92]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is one of the quintessential L.A. albums, for its fireworks of fame and celebrity are stripped naked and left to wander. [Spring 2008, p.94]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The mood is undeniably American, and Bonnie (or Oldham) seems incomprehensibly at peace with his hallmark solitude. [Winter 2009, p.91]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While disc two rounds out the duo's footprint upon several documentaries, what makes Cave and Ellis' scores unique is their doppelganger ability to stand alone without the films, while the films largely lean upon these audible landscapes as a means of storytelling. [Fall 2009, p.91]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Decades beyond the point at which most of his peers peaked, Paul Simon is still discovering new ways of writing and conveying amazing work and discovering beautifully unexpected and often spiritual language, as well as new rhythms, melodies and instrumental textures.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Gonzalez has crafted an admirable paean to fuzzy memories, nostalgia, melancholic rumination and pop experimentation, imploring the listener to become the stories and places that populate dreams.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Feels more timeless, more effortless. [#11, p.91]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Just as strong as anything on The Beginning Stages Of.... [#11, p.92]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The only downside to this album is, ironically, its accessibility. [#5, p.90]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a rapturous, badass art-punk record that swaggers with as much heart as it does cockiness. [#5, p.87]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Might well be his most brilliant yet. [#10, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Large and epic, but tense and claustrophobic as well, and gratefully, it's as close to Elliott as we've ever been. [#12, p.92]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Relentlessly sultry, with lush arrangements framed by slamming dance beats. [#9, p.102]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Part romantic, starry-eyed shoegaze pop and part paranoid explosions of sound. [#14, p.96]
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