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 I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Lowest review score: 10 Drum's Not Dead
Score distribution:
1,802 music reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    So it turns out Cuomo was whispering apologies to his own artistry at this album's close -- it was his love of music he would let suffocate in a jar. No wonder he sounded so sad.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Le Voyage is as thrilling and replete with the unexpected as one might imagine a trip outside the Earth's atmosphere would be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A massive concept album that is so gluttonously huge-sounding that it makes The Wall sound like a Sebadoh record. [#10, p.94]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, bona fide gem. [#11, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new songs are some of the best they've ever recorded, and just finishing this collection is a big testament to their staying power. [#10, p.89]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Blue Album is buxomly abundant with the Orbital's usual cinemascopic electronic psychedelia. [#12, p.100]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another smartly executed step into the strange grandeur of Mr. Waits. [#12, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Schizophrenic, stark, and even with its pretentious theatrics, this is an amazing record. [#9, p.104]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure politics can be a bit boring... but the intense symphonic crescedos and bombastic drums on this record are exciting enough to keep even the most apathetic of you on board. [#12, p.103]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [The Ravenonettes] help to remind us what makes harmless romantic music like Bobby Fuller and the Ronettes so perfectly dark. [#6, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's exactly the record that everyone hoped Spoon would make. [#15, p.98]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite all of the concentrated production, these mellow, easy-going songs still sound completely effortless. [#15, p.97]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterful submersion in the pop allure of ambient and house music. [#16, p.94]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Let's just say the word "repulsion" doesn't fully sum it up. Enjoy the violence. [#16, p.96]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If this record doesn't break in a major way, it will not only be a shock, it will be a damn shame. [#17, p.99]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Many] of the songs submerge the rock and roll swagger of Your Arsenal in dramatic atmospherics, making ofr an astonishingly immediate visceral experience. [#20, p.91]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the band's most cohesive, accessible, melodic and lyrically viscous record to date. [#21, p.99]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fuzzy grooves on the record stand out as sicker and more focused than anything the United States of America or Morricone ever splattered onto a canvas. [#21, p.93]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet another firework-filled post-modern work of true art. [#24, p.89]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'd be right to uncover this one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The one-man result: breezy soul tracks with pop structures, chill vocals and a grab bag of flourishes recalling everything from McCartney to Prince.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is meat and 'taters rock mixed with the Devil's blood. [#24, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A headphone masterpiece. [#25, p.94]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You have not only a Bjork that's fun again, but an album that is simultaneously politically charged, esoteric and glossy with mainstream appeal. [#25, p.88]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much more organic and live. [#25, p.100]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Boxer lacks a knockout punch like last album’s 13th round uppercut “Mr. November,” all scorecards still have the National besting David Berman to remain indie rock’s “Great White Mope.”
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You may say, with all its funky breaks and organ spells, that The Mix-Up is the last album you’d expect the Beastie Boys to make; but really, it could’ve been the first.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wildly alive, majestic and by turns brooding and raucous--often within the same song--The Stage Names burns with all the loneliness and adventure of a never-ending road trip.