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 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Dear Science,
Lowest review score: 10 Uncle Dysfunktional
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 497
497 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a bold, ambitious statement from a techno producer keen to expand his range watch this space.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Melody takes precedence on Roots And Echoes, and this makes it stronger and tighter than The Coral’s previous releases.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They’re a zesty bunch are Architecture In Helsinki, and never more so than on Places Like This.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kala is an intoxicating junk-culture travelogue, a genre-humping mash-up of Bollywood rumbles, shrieking guitars and machine-gun rhymes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the last 10 years have taught us anything, it's that Super Furry Animals march resolutely to their own quixotic beat.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To paraphrase Jarvis, you’ve got to wonder what exactly Hard-Fi are going to do for an encore--cos this is hardcore.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trees Outside The Academy is a masterclass of prog drugginess, brimming with sweet melodies and lullaby choruses.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With big choruses, pristine production values, sing-alongs, and much lovelorn balladry could it be that Devendra Banhart is about to cross over?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pete Doherty has just dropped one of the best indie rock records you’re likely to hear this year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chase This Light is not a genre-defying album for the history books–-it just gives the impression that Jimmy Eat World are still capable of producing one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fogerty sets high standards for himself and thankfully, he has delivered an album that matches his early solo work.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tight collection of intelligent numbers that, instead of bombarding us with stale rhyming schemes and plastic beats, groove ever so effectively.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This collection sees Levon return to his roots to reinterpret classic songs from his childhood and pay homage to those who influenced him along the way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sleek melding of soul, disco, techno, Eno-esque ambient, gospel, and hi-NRG electro.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    X
    Kylie's persona infuses the album, even if her vocals do not. As pop heatseekers go, X is a heartbeat away from perfection.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new record sees him pushing his songbook to extremes in entirely unexpected fashion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A powerful collection of passionate, anthemic rockers that will no doubt please their hardcore following whilst winning new converts to the cause.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Think The Cramps crossed with the B52s, with a fair dose of Smog and Cat Power thrown in, and you’ll be in the Sons & Daughters picture
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Oracular Spectacular is an arresting introduction to the illogical world of MGMT, and is the kind of album that’s a guilty pleasure without the guilt.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In almost every respect, Made In The Dark is an immaculately poised record, the poptronica super geeks at last striking the perfect balance between head and heart.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great ambitious, hyper-real psychedelia.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hold On Now, Youngster is the proverbial promising debut, brimming with attitude, ideas and oomph. We await their next move with interest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hercules And Love Affair may be a party, it may be a disco, but it sure ain't no foolin' around.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Established fans will be glad to hear Elbow’s sound further maturing; newcomers will hopefully realise that this particular seldom-seen-kid should definitely be heard.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zany jinks anew from Hip-hop’s Awkward Squad.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Songs like ‘Sentimental Heart’, a concerto for piano, strings and Pet Sounds haberdashery, suggest this pair are as natural a songwriting team as Karen and Richard.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hotly tipped Canadian electro duo Crystal Castles deliver the goods on their debut album.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uber-producer makes sublime soundtrack to documentary film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Long awaited comeback from Bristol trip-hop outfit proves worth the wait.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a surprise move, Alex Turner goes back to 1966