Hot Press' Scores

  • Music
For 497 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Harps And Angels
Lowest review score: 10 Uncle Dysfunktional
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 497
497 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hook-laden agitprop combines with slinky beats on outing number ten from The Roots.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though her debut album didn't go off so well with her label, Dixon's latest album gives her another chance in the music biz.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You can slag them off all you like but it’s impossible to truly dislike their catchy, inoffensive pop-rock.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Close but no rosette for the new British diva on the block.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the greatest achievement of Mark Ronson’s genetically modified Version is to demonstrate the superiority of the organic source material.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Avant-rockers make shameless play for the aging Generation X market.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Disappointing swansong from the King of Pop.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Devon’s finest makes a Motown-laced return.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bad-boy rapper fails to raise his, er, game. There is something peculiarly insecure about The Game (AKA Jayceon Terrell Taylor).
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The best you can offer is that it’s not a disaster – now do you want to tell Billy or should I?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The end result doesn’t vary that much from his usual dense, dark, cinematic ramblings but it’s good to see he’s keeping busy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s just too ‘nice’.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Franz Ferdinand attempt to put some dub in the music and end up with (re)mixed results.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Quietly bucking the trend are The Shortwave Set, whose follow-up to 2005’s The Debt Collection confounds convention by actually being pretty good.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A few decent songs can't outshine this record's over-produced stadium rock. The Las Vegas rockers' latest just doesn't have the same sparkle.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Big
    Despite the big name producer and big time contributors, Gray has somehow achieved the not insignificant feat of delivering an altogether average record.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Although there are numerous pointers as to what might have been, had Mary retained greater creative focus, there is precious little to savour here.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Certain artists are blessed with the ability to say something poignant and meaningful with their music. On the evidence of this eopnymous record, Gavin DeGraw is not one of them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A definite sense of fun permeates Conor Oberst, with the singer allowing himself to indulge a few whimsical idea's.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Katy Perry's second album offers minimal creativity or originality, but there are several likeable tracks--despite their turgid, juvenile and bordering-on-offensive lyrical content.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What the world needs now is love, sweet love. Instead we get a new Korn album. Oh well.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Pop and R&B backroom boy steps into the spotlight.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Veteran hip hop soul princess Erykah Badu's newest creative contribution is ambitious, but lacks the smoothness and cohesive feel of her previous work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There’s still something oddly admirable about Alice In Chains’ stubborn refusal to change.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An edgy rock album, reminiscent of Razorlight’s great debut, had been promised but is nowhere to be heard.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ringo solo album... Come back! It’s not that bad!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Deerhunter's latest features more pop melodies and fuzzy soundscapes, forsaking the raw, intense sound we all love.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sleek but insubstantial fourth outing from R&B songstress.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Emo pin-ups milk last moments of glory
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Pleasant young fellows cause record reviewer to suffer acute fit of niceness.