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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jack White’s bit on the side return with an accomplished and musically diverse second album.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Belfast cowboy keeps on making quality records
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cyndi’s lost touch with the zeitgeist a bit, and parts of this sound like she’s trying to keep up but this is generally a really good record.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slinky but less than earthshattering debut from buzzy manhattanites.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Released on the web fully two months before it hits record stores, Bloc Party’s third album is as gleaming and hermetically sealed as one of Kubrick’s monoliths.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s about time. Electronica merchants Fujiya & Miyagi, formed in 2000, have finally come up with a winning formula eight years into their career.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metallica certainly have a lot to prove with Death Magnetic, the follow-up to 2003’s "St. Anger," an album which divided the critics and the band’s own audience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a case of “been there/done that/snogged someone I shouldn’t have to this track on Saturday night” – and by and large the scene is starting to collapse in on itself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    House-arrested rapper defends his realm.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Former Be Good Tanya delivers modern americana nugget.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If it ain’t broke you may smear it with red lipstick and back-comb its hair. But do NOT fix it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Irish Rockers still going for the emotional jugular on impressive fifth album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Q-Tip demonstrates his unique talent in this sleek, soulful, silky-smooth hip-hop album.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Their sunniest record yet, Campbell and Lanegan continue to impress with this short, but sweet, mini album.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Messianic rapper Kanye West has survived grief and heartbreak to expands pop parameters on his new release.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    68-year-old lothario goes back to his white soul roots with a passionate performance showing that Jones still has "it."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game of two halves as Brooklyn world music troop go synth pop on split disc.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's like he'd never been away after an absence of five years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Karin from The Knife makes desolate but inspiring dance record.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Swedes living la vida on curious new outing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Good, not great, comeback from epic Mancs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Widescreen return from Jam wannabes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Manics mine Richey’s last words for a return to the heart of darkness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brit pop aesthete goes Rawk--sort of.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Snoozy delights from the polyphonic twee whose outright nerdiness is charming.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Decent stab at Queens Of The Stone Age rawk from Mrs. Josh Homme.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All-star collective make unholy hot-and-sweaty psycho-blues racket.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Concept album about cricket from Divine Comedy and Pugwash frontmen hits the sweet spot.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Norwegian masters of melancholic synth-pop get back to basics.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Revered outsider artist makes move on the mainstream.