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 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Dear Science,
Lowest review score: 10 Uncle Dysfunktional
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 497
497 music reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If not entirely out of gas, Green certainly seems to be having trouble shifting gear.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The freeform mish-mash of sounds, scratches, samples, styles and lyrical themes is far too much of a mixed bag to have a wide appeal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite their reputation as torch-bearers of the new post-rock prog, it lacks the outrageousness of the ‘70s version of the genre and there’s an earnest sameness to these pieces that render much of it tedious beyond belief.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Former Cranberries woman gives us too much of a good thing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    New York dreampop combo meander a bit.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite boasting another stellar line-up of guest vocalists, James Lavelle’s dance-rock project once again fails to convince.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Slick yet soulless second effort from Denver’s Answer to Coldplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Truly, this is music for the ringtone generation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Four years in the making second album from Oz hard rockers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    RATM guitarist and hardcore troubadour participates in dodgy agit rap/rock experiment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not many tricks up their sleeves on this album. The Bronx make more of the same noisy, aggressive songs on an album with the same title as their last two.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Craig David's back, and in fairness, he makes a decent fist of it. However, David is hamstrung by trying to please both critic and fan.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mixed up confusion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The results are too often less-than-inspiring, and our Marilyn’s music has not established the sort of consistency required to atone for this lack of drama.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this is less a fully-formed debut than the tentative first few steps of a promising artist still finding her way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Inoffensively bland offering from US indie pop outfit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Earthbound offering from hyped to the heavens duo.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ho-hum third record from brit chanteuse.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Wayward offering from hip hop legend with distinct lack of finesse.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Though hardly the disaster it could have been, then, The Stooges’ return feels unnecessary and, more importantly, undignified.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Underclass Hero is a perfectly workable North American punk rock album. It’s got melodic suss and a snotty attitude to its credit, but not much else.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Anyone hoping for another "Don’t Dream It’s Over" is going to find Time On Earth a disappointment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Whatever personality Lewis has is smothered by an oppressive pre-ordained sense of direction: she sounds simply like another cog in an impressive, but, soulless machine.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Craggy eco-concept record not the car-crash it could have been.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Seal re-visits some soul classics, but dresses them up in a way that turns pure gold into something of a different color.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Thrillingly experimental hip-hop.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sounding, for the most part, like a Stars In Their Eyes version of Cat Stevens, the album lacks variety, imagination and charisma.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Suddenly sullen Kooks produce a limp effort.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Teenage dreamer turns in nightmare of a second record.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cynical vocodered mediocrity.