Filter's Scores

  • Music
For 1,762 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 25% 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:
1,762 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Simply a great record. [#14, p.95]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It is, in effect, the only acceptable historical document of the nearly incomprehensible phenomenon that was The Smiths.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most inspiring and triumphant projects of the year, and perhaps the last 30 years. [#13, p.89]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Another Day... slithers easily into the company of his greatest releases, with jaw-dropping melodies and flawless, Passengers-era production, creating a soundscape as ethereal as Another Green World. [#16, p.90]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Welcome to the Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain of our modern indie times. [Filter Mini, Oct 2005]
    • 99 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Four decades on, and there has yet to be anything that hits on this kind of organic, brain-melting, structured psychosis.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ignore whatever purist backlash you may encounter. In Channel Orange, we have been granted a truly classic document, perhaps the very first that feels synchronized with the present decade.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Everyone--yes, everyone--should buy this version of London Calling, because in this form, audio and video, it acts as a veritable design for living. [#12, p.96]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    As an artistic achievement, it ranks incredibly high on the list of great postmodern statements. Here is a piece of music (but oh so much more) that proves that something new can be done, and it can be entirely engaging. [#21, p.92]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    New Moon is Smith at his musical best: quiet, humble, and most of all, honest. [#25, p.96]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The landmark proto-punk album is refined at a decibel-defying rate while the outtakes highlight the grating guitars and Iggy's guttural vocals that trademarked the group's sound.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Achtung Baby is the last great U2 album and one of the best records ever made, but is this $150 six-CD, four-DVD 20th anniversary edition worth your time and money? Short answer: F--k yeah
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From a technical standpoint, it's astounding.... But from a purely aesthetic standpoint, it's just downright unmusical. [#5, p.86]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Enigmatically beautiful, yet stinging with bitter cold. [#10, p.90]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There aren't many dull points on this two-disc collection. [#16, p.93]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Z
    Z is a great record--more expansive than its predecessors and less tunnel-visioned too. [#17, p.94]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    May be the band's greatest achievement yet. [#20, p.90]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A hefty team was assembled to do this right... and do it right they do. [#21, p.93]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There's something about this album... that takes listeners by the hand, smacks them into reality and reminds them they're still alive. [#24, p.90]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A record that leaves the listener teary-eyed, standing and utterly, breathlessly inspired. [#25, p.92]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With his grandest album to date, mark the return of Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam a triumphant one, packed with romantic tales of small towns, countrysides and the expansive sea.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Attack & Release is a great accomplishment for both The Black Keys and Danger Mouse, who have proven good things can not only last, but sometimes, actually get better. [Winter, 2008, p.91]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    What Dr. Dog and its principal songwriters McMicken and Toby Leaman have done is carry on a tradition of soulful writing and musicianship. [Summer, 2008, p.90]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An Album this deep-hearted and digestible call out for mass-consumption. And the more people who hear this record, the better. [Spring 2009, p.90]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This box mingles an abundance of demos, alternative takes and other previously unreleased iterations of Big Star tunes amid sparsely retained original album versions. [Fall 2009, p.92]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Songs like these are why Nirvana was king and this show proves why the band was peerless. Suddenly Nirvana is everything to me all over again. [[Holiday 2009, p. 92]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With the promise of 12 fully-completed, untainted studio recordings that have otherwise gone unheard by the public (and even the most inventive of bootleggers), I arrives with considerable significance to all things guitar-worthy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    No matter who appreciates or appropriates this music, who likes it or where you discover it, it is a testament to its power more than its populism.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    These lovingly remastered and richly expanded editions of the Smashing Pumpkins 1991 debut Gish and 1993's mainstream breakthrough Siamese Dream soundly prove that the band's place in rock history is firmly cemented.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This album's genuinely passionate without any sort of cheesy emotional transparency. [#6, p.81]