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 Complete
Lowest review score: 10 Drum's Not Dead
Score distribution:
1,802 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Berninger sounds smart and witty; but above all else, he sounds like he really went for it this time. [#15, p.105]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Explode[s] with musical vitality. [#15, p.97]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    These are fully fleshed-out pop songs, rendered weird in the best possible way by an unfaltering ear for found sound and unusual arrangement. [#16, p.92]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There is real joy and loss within these unwieldy song titles. [#16, p.88]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An entire record of scorching wordplay, groovy soundscapes, jaw-dropping cadence and Aqua Teen Hunger Force cameos. [#17, p.93]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In context, Rubies [is] just another piece of the puzzle, but it's the finest jewel yet. [#19, p.99]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    [Mudhoney] are as furious, as weird, and as tuned-down as ever. [#19, p.101]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Never cluttered, Drowaton is as compelling as it is complex. [Filter Mini #10, p.13]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ships is the best explosion of greatness yet from one of our most unique voices. [#20, p.100]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There is an unhinged, maniacal desire to cross on over into the cosmos on Comets on Fire's (frankly) totally awesome new record. [#21, p.100]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A glowing psychedelic pop opus. [#21, p.102]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Stop bitching about never hearing anything new or different and pick this up. [#22, p.94]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is My Morning Jacket's shining moment. [#22, p.94]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An instant classic for lovers of sentimental quality. [#22, p.96]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An impeccably selected hodgepodge.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Truly, there isn't anything here that comes close to achieving the anthemic, stomp-along, bombast of Funeral's best works. But this is a different album, and a different Arcade Fire playing to their biggest strength: emoting. [#24, p.88]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a sprawling album of warmth, stuttering electronics and rural psychedelia. [#24, p.96]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    On Cassadaga, classic sounds are resurrected in a satisfying swirl of country, gospel, cinematic pop, and of course, electro-folk.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What makes Tamborello so special is the fact that his music can stand as comfortably in a Kompakt Records compilation as it can in a room filled with indie nerds. [#25, p.102]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Wilco has constructed their most straightforward release in recent memory, which relies heavily on the inspired intricacies of a full-hearted band.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    They make heavy duty sound collages that rock, roll, and exemplify the increasingly small chasm between bliss and confusion. [#25, p.90]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The U.K. sensation weaves her tales of wizards, horses and magic in a warm bearskin coat of Kate Bush sensibilities, piano playing that’ll bring you to tears and instruments that only real musicians understand, like the harpsichord.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The balance across the album (as opposed to the drop-off second half of Feels) makes it their most forward and enjoyable work to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There’s a melancholic beauty in the melodies of Zach Condon that conjure a cinematic romanticism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The seasoned professional executes discipline on a record that seems entirely natural--layered to the top, but never giving in to excess. [Winter 2008, p.92]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Though he has never had just one sonic home, and Modern Guilt is no exception to this rule, Beck is somehow more aware while puffing out his waves of broken poetry as opposed to the casual seed-spitting he has been known to turn to. [Summer 2008, p.91]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
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    Beck’s willingness to raid just about any genre works wonders when coupled with Mlle. Gainsbourg’s ability to inject matter-of-fact sexual energy into just about anything.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s a nice cross-section of material that highlights why Pavement was such a darling of the alt press, but Quarantine fails to truly capture the greatness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One for the ages, this 19-song compilation reminds us how cool the future sounded back then, when Was Not Was still was. [Winter 2010, p.102]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With the stunning Everything in Between, Randall and Spunt's emergent sonic juggernaut, No Age is continuing to build, brick by brick, a bulletproof reputation for thunderous virtuosity-all without leaning on worthless crutches like Auto-Tune, capitalized formula, compromise and other fakery that divides pretenders from those who set fire to the dustbin of musical history.