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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Almost everything about this album is fragile and beautiful. [#24, p.94]
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    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a new Clientele--very similar to the old; just happier, brighter and, yes, better. [#25, p.98]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No, this is the real shit--classic lightning riffage, hearkening dub rhythms, and a perfectly insane H.R. and Co. following the great spirit to hardcore heaven
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Incorporating harp, horn, clicks, clacks, reeds, bells and strings in other more "typical" Múm songs like 'Dancing Behind My Eyeballs,' they breathe a bit more breath and color into their swaying, hypnotic pop music.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is Cat Power as strong and mature as we know her today.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Born Ruffians is just as rambunctious, not to mention far more likely to induce vehicular intercourse (or break your heart). [Winter 2008, p.92]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The reasons we love the Parisians-by-way-of-London rockers are only partially for their adolescent kitsch and filth. [Winter 2008, p.97]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is freaky, transcendent stuff. [Spring 2008, p.94]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Loyalty To Loyalty proves that, through it all, the Cold War Kids are a keeper. [Fall 2008, p.90]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rather than coming across as note-for-note recreations, each song takes on a new, softer life with Houck's delicate vocals. [Winter 2009, p.98]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Paranoid Cocoon is a Sunday morning treat. [Holiday 2008, p.105]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Prodigy has been treading water for a few years, most likely looking for the inspiration, sentiment and spooky samples which they now unleash on Invader Must Die--a treat for anyone with a thirst for the twisted and ferocious. [Winter 2009, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Any doubts that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a band for the ages are wiped from the face of the earth three fragile piano chimes into 'Runaway,' one of the most epic and heart-ripping mediations on loss and loneliness ever. [Sprin 2009, p.91]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There's an underlying transcendence in McCombs' work that acts as pure poetry, but it also can come across as direct storytelling when taken at surface value. [Summer 2009, p.96]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Though Maps is ona simple level known for James Chapman's spacey and cinematic sound, the new direction--or variety of directions--are all equally as wonderful, even if they are unrelated. [Fall 2009, p.106]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It seems they’ve found land for their sea legs, regaining footing with a more profound focus by the likes of Cambria Goodwin, whose vocals nod toward Régine Chassagne’s sadness and the haunting of Victoria Legrand.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Comprised of tracks recorded with Rick Rubin right up until Cash's death in late 2003, American VI is a fitting send-off for the Man in Black.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With Tomboy, Lennox valiantly accepts the responsibilities he once invoked on Prayer, now seeming to possess answers to some of the questions as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A study in subtly, Tamer Animals proves that more of less isn't just memorable--it's damn near magical.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's part frustration, part chase with moments where everything seems to, accidentally, come together in passing moments that strike with more emotional effect than a compilation of soulful tearjerkers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's this balance of aggression and harmony that make El-P so engaging--and Cancer for Cure so triumphant.
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    • 88 Critic Score
    Lonerism is a dense slab, and much may resist exploration on the first 5, 10, or 20 listens, but the swaths that pass through even the most garbled neural net are nourishing enough to sustain a considerable journey.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While it’s likely that Push the Sky Away will not cause the seas to part before him, it will surely ephemerally deliver us from this evil wasteland of vacant contemporary culture and mutilated morality.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For Now I Am Winter is filled with widescreen ambitions that deliver on every count.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The lyrics on Carrier stand as the most meaningful in their catalog, making their newest album stand once again as the band’s best yet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Coherent and musically mature even as it kicks you around a bit. [#5, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Though With The Tides is undoubtedly the document of a band in transition, it gracefully lacks the awkwardness that usually marks the cost of evolution. [#7, p.92]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's sleek and distinctly studio-based, with live instrumentation taking a backseat to plush soundscapes that could only come from some fancy knobwork. [#5, p.92]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Has everything we've come to expect from Leo: it's clever, earnest, wry and literate, all delivered with his trademark falsetto flourishes. [#13, p.100]
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