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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    While Sound City Studios was unforgettable, this glorified jam session is not. It’s uneven and top-heavy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It’s a sad affair best summed up by the title track.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    They don't stray from what they know and they don't tarry from their blueprint. It's just that they don't know much and their blueprint was done in crayon. [#5, p.92]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    This is a brutal disappointment. [#19, p.97]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    A thin and innocuous stretch of yawners. [#22, p.97]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    This is an incredibly abrasive album.... There's screaming on this album, lots of it...nay, way too much. [Summer 2008, p.102]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Texas-based group This Will Destroy You is somewhere past the breakers, floating on a body of layered soundscapes and ambient atmosphere.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Whereas previous albums took a massive leap into noise and danger, this disappoints.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    If listening to sentimental techno ballads about giving up the days of tits and cocaine is what you want to do with an hour of your time, look no further.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    One is a kinder, gentler record and I mean that in the worst possible way. [#14, p.98]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Most of it just falls flat, neither recapturing the glory days nor squarely moving the band into a new era. [#21, p.102]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This isn't a case of a band branching into a new sound as much as becoming a new band altogether. And this one just doesn't make the cut.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Weak poetry set to any music sucks, let alone this plodding folk-lite. [#13, p.90]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The worst record [Homme's] name has ever graced. [#10, p.89]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    [A] failed attempt to straddle nostalgia and reinvention. [#21, p.95]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    One long ridiculous story/art project gone horribly wrong. [#19, p.92]