Filter's Scores

  • Music
For 1,801 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:
1,801 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Equal parts drawn-out and dreamy. [#16, p.97]
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Annie is to Kylie Minogue as Kasabian is to Primal Scream: same song, different packaging. [#16, 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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It turns out Veirs hasn't actually abandoned instrumentations, she's just trying out a new kind. And what she ends up with is her best, most sophisticated record to date. [Holiday 2009, p.93]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A delicate collection of near-gospel songs for the brokenhearted.
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    • 72 Critic Score
    The music’s sharp focus, peppered with gallantly chirping "Forever Changes" brass and sometimes slipping into a Floyd-like coast of silvery slide guitar, is the solid ground on which ghosts tread.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    More soulful and funky than any of Dangermouse's previous efforts. [#20, p.101]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The downer record of the year. [#24, p.92]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The tasteful kiddy nature and contrastingly mature metaphors, literary lessons and appropriate disdain, all end with a sense of urgency, making for an impressively full album [Winter 2008, p.100]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Surprise and relief are the words that best describe an initial reaction to Embryonic. [Fall 2009, p.90]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
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    DeMarco, sans Elvis pitch-shift, delivers some quality tunes on 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It becomes evident towards the latter half of the album that genre-splicing gets dull... fast. [#12, p.101]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Joined by bassist Peter Hughes and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, Darnielle's brilliant, pointed lyrics are reaching a new audience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Microcastle shows Deerhunter [sic] progresing with reason, creating one of their best releases yet. [Fall 2008, p.92]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Feels more timeless, more effortless. [#11, p.91]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Those who have spent endless hours tripping to various corners of the universe with Spiritualized on the stereo might be surprised by how earnest and grounded the great Spaceman sounds here.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It hurts, but like another ferocious beast said, it hurts so good. [#10, p.94]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, Kveikur is another brilliant addition to the Sigur Rós canon; it’s just not, you know...different brilliant.
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    • 82 Critic Score
    If last year's sublime Sunlandic Twins was Kevin Barnes' ode to "Oslo in the Summertime," Hissing Fauna recalls his Winter of Discontent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The production's click-clack effects and arcade synths often distract and inadvertently undercut the sincerity of Womack's words.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Siket’s haze blunts the sugar-sharp edges of Harding and Bruun’s melodies, but it also ripens their latent nostalgia.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For as much as this collection of songs feels like a band getting together to jam for fun, Break It also feels like one of the more cohesive albums in Bird's oeuvre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With Replica, synth-dreamer Daniel Lopatin heads into the Mexican Summer studio to create something more expansive than some of his recent CD-R efforts, and less of the distorto-R&B pop he created with Joel Ford on Channel Pressure.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Their unholy powers combined, they give us Hair, a raucous, psychedelic guitar skirmish that transcends descriptions of its creators' individual works.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    For the most part, Jay Dee sounds like The Shining's administrator, rather than its sole (and soul) creator. [#22, p.102]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, though, Suede’s newfound maturity suits them well.
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    • 89 Critic Score
    Gorgeous. [#7, p.92]
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    • 50 Critic Score
    A double album slough of easy listening instrumentals. [combined review of both discs; #9, p.108]
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    • 84 Critic Score
    It's sprawling, ambitious pop music. It's just not perfect--not yet. [#20, p.92]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A sloppy and inebriated brand of psych-rock still serves as an ideal backdrop to S.M.'s hilariously irreverent storytelling-half silly, half serious and often poignant. This musical recipe really never gets old.