Flak Magazine's Scores

  • TV
  • Music
For 62 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 90 Separation Sunday
Lowest review score: 20 Liz Phair
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 62
  2. Negative: 4 out of 62
62 music reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem, however, is that the new album is too clean. It lacks the mess of the original, and the mess is honest.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A pleasurable but uneven set that makes for occasionally compelling, but not addictive, listening.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing new under the sun in the world of Stereolab. Diehards will enjoy Margerine Eclipse simply because it exists and isn't lousy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Want One matches the eclecticism of Poses and his eponymous debut, but suffers from a lack of memorable songs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    None of the songs on Get Behind Me Satan is bad; all the songs together, however, fail to meet the Stripes' criteria that all you need is two. For these tracks, you need four, five, six musicians -- not to drench the proceedings in a Scott Walker deluge, but to fill the spaces, the former job of White's guitar and Meg's drum bashing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Many of these songs have about as much sonic bite as a warm cantaloupe. When you compound this with Doe's more meandering songs, the results sound anemic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Without the first disc, the double disc Cold Roses wouldn't be half bad.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ether Teeth can be dull if you're paying too much attention to it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Porcelain neither builds on the promise of Wiretap Scars nor cashes in on the band's gifted heritage.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A return to form, though, doesn't imply a return to greatness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Beyoncé never met a ballad she didn't like. Out of Dangerously in Love's 14 tracks, a staggering eight are the kind of overwrought, no-tempo love songs even Toni Braxton has the sense to avoid.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's no departure from any of the band's previous combinations of shuffling beats, spacey blips, dramatic strings and squeaking, soughed vocals; such a delivery of old comforts is precisely what makes the album so dull.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    L'Avventura is suitable for playing in grocery stores, Starbucks and parties where you don't want anyone to complain about the music -- because it goes unnoticed. It's as if someone made a mix CD of Mazzy Star's least memorable material.