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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The entire disc is marked by diversity and ingenuity. [#13, p.96]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Bizarre and punkish and freakish and good. [#5, p.91]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Misery doesn't step forward so much as expand outward; roughly half of the album... sounds as if it could've been lifted off of Melody. The other half is purely visceral. [#10, p.91]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Their most melodic and probably their best record yet. [#11, p.94]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A modern day West Coast classic. [#7, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    "Autumnal" is the word everybody wants to use to describe this record, but that's wrong.... Out of Season has much mor eto do with winter than it does with anything so tame as the fall. [#8, p.106]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There's greatness there somewhere but Harcourt needs to spend more time feeling, not doing. [#5, p.91]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Her tragic musings finally receive the perfect accompaniment. [#14, p.105]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    More of the same meaty riffs meet familiar sweaty rhythms to take you down to the Midwestern delta one more time. [#12, p.95]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    As simple as the instrumentation is on the album... they use it to maximum effect. [#11, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An astoundingly complex, deeply evocative pop record. [#13, p.98]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Chemical Brothers have always been kings of collaboration, and this album is no anomaly. [#14, p.96]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This record doesn't top 2001's All Is Dream, but the bliss of "In The Wilderness" and "The Climbing Rose" were definitely worth the wait. [#14, p.98]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Their most realized album yet. [#15, p.101]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Francis... [is] a complex, fantastically literate and genuine wordsmith and poet. [#14, p.99]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This stunning third full-length does an incredible job of riding the highest of highs. [#14, p.101]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Hip-shakingly good. [#14, p.98]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Darnielle has not lost his talent for storytelling. [#15, p.99]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The entire album segues from one loopy thrill to another. [#15, p.100]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
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    Although Kanye's production work has certainly been more spectacular in the past, his subtle tweaks and inversions on Be provide Com with a revamped template. [#16, p.94]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The most immediate tunes are undoubtedly the headbobbing rockers, but it's when Oasis stretch themselves that they are at their most interesting. [#15, p.91]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The closest cousin to Odd’s sound is M83, but siphoned through the American ghetto instead of the French countryside. [Filter Mini, May 2005, p.16]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is relaxed, realized, and startlingly gorgeous. [#16, p.92]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is beautiful, intense music, trapped in their tiny, distraught world. [#16, p.93]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of the great pleasures of Twin Cinema is the way every morsel seems to have been scrutinized. [#17, p.96]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Banhart's most straightforward recordings yet. [#17, p.94]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Ladytron have decisively transcended any particular froth of trend that may have sprouted up around them. [#17, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A brilliantly subtle string section and sparkling production make this walkabout even more visual and complex. [#17, p.102]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's got all the allure of classic D-Mode, but there's that lingering hint of taking oneself a tad too seriously. [#17, p.97]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tanglewood Numbers probably won't win many new fans, but it will make the cult of David grow fonder. [#17, p.104]
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