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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lisbon, solemn overall, plays like a jukebox at closing time, wrung out but ready for a new day. 
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    New York's experimental sonic collective continues to make challenging and rewarding music on Eye Contact.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Grinderman 2 is a great album by most standards. By Nick Cave's standards, however, the man responsible for Prayers on Fire, No More Shall We Part and even the first Grinderman record, it doesn't quite live up to its promise.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    [Josh Tillman] distinguishing himself as more than a back-row howler.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Majesty Shredding, the group toggles between what once was and where it wants to be, bringing back punk and infusing it with a whole lotta pop. [Fall 2010, p.96]
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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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Every song has a beautiful sheen, with washy acoustic guitars bathing the listener in stained-glass glow.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Mastodon's most accessible album to date finds the ATL-iens as unfocused as ever--and out of gas.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot of bands pepper blues and soul influences into their work, but Joe Lewis is genuinely capturing the spirit of those styles and making them relevant to modern audiences. No easy feat, and it's damn fun hearing him do it
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some songs may become tedious, like the lengthy "Hannibal," the album as a whole is a great addition to the Caribou discography.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There is something so honest about My Morning Jacket--something fresh and something Skynard. But in a good way. [#7, p.91]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    While We're New Here is spooky, it's more chill-out mix than futuristic minimal-rave, and comes as a less interesting culture-clash than, say, The Dirtbombs doing covers of Detroit techno songs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Darnielle has not lost his talent for storytelling. [#15, p.99]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The result is a thoroughly cross-cultural album dripping with soul and iconoclasm. It’s fun, too.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It comes on slow, seeping into your memory through dusty riffs as expansive as Texas plains.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
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    The end result is a kind of low-flying elation that only these experienced noirists could deliver.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    We still have a band trying to blow your mind with pure musicianship and experimentation, while having the balls to show restraint and even unabashed posie-sniffing beauty.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The attempt to cross unbridgeable distances, whatever the outcome, defines The Whole Love.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Grace is in-your-face with an aggressively told tale of selfhood (to say nothing of the heartbreak of loss) at its most exposed and anthemic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    She transforms a Sufi song into a lullaby, and like her simultaneously near-and-distant voice, turns a faraway place into home. [Fall 2009, p.100]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    On its self-titled debut, the post-punk trio remarkably bottles the sound of a live show.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Unhurried, deliberate and raw.
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    • 93 Critic Score
    A hefty team was assembled to do this right... and do it right they do. [#21, p.93]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A Creature I Don't Know takes Marling even further in her musical career than her efforts have already-and the girl's only 21.
    • 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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mirroring the lack of linearity in Lanegan’s career is the contrarian approach to this collection.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On Singles, their first for 4AD, the band perfect the persuasive and pervasive nature of pop.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    These dozen lushly orchestrated songs will give further ammunition for those shouting his praises off their rooftops. [#13, p.97]
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