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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ragged glories from punk's oddball.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stonking new record from former Lad rockers. Who’d have thought?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nutty Boys regain former glories in full.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly laidback new dispatch from uptight country rockers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strangely moving robo-pop from hyped duo.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Interpol frontman Paul Banks makes his solo debut with a surprisingly worthwhile side project.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brendan Benson expertly assembles pop music using the manual.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    What happens when you cross Mazzy Star with Sleater Kinney? These boy/girl newcomers have the answer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dance duo up their game on multi-packed, multi-contributor return.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s the closing triptych of quasi-classical numbers--the aforementioned ‘Exogenesis’ sequence--that transports Muse to a place beyond parody.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here’s Johnny! Marr forces Jarman brothers out of their Crib.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Emo kids kick up a riot on surprisingly edgy third outing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grime champ steps up to the mark with career-best record.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    French Smoothies return to lunar landscapes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soft metal album that challenges Whitesnake, Bon Jovi and Van Halen. Funny...I think.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pop go the classics with Sufjan Stevens.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another dose of brilliant pop parody from the NZ twosome.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Canadian sisters examine love's deceitful ways.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scots veterans turn up the orchestra knob and rock.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easy listening princess goes indie-goth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty much every song on Straight No Chaser is a future pop anthem of powerhouse proportions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sophisticated gentleman does a poo.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirty dance-diva bundles new EP with reissued album.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    III
    Third time's still a charm with Philadelphian prog-folk contingent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I don’t care who you are, come up with an album title like that and you get a free pass.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New York prepsters stick to their Paul Simon-goes-indie formula on successful second album.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mournful folkie not quite as desolate as usual.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Electro-pop wizards deliver cracking third album.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dance-punk act up the ante and make play for music's top table.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Classy Copenhagen act unveil penchant for pop.