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 Harps And Angels
Lowest review score: 10 Uncle Dysfunktional
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 497
497 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Session musicians removes salt from the sea!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Electro Pop maestros return after three-year hiatus.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    New mexican drone rock duds. Tune free zone.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This essentially middle of road noise bears some relation to their past work but lacks any of the grit or charm that made them such a cool little indie band.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Two heads aren’t necessarily better than on! Fire Songs isn’t a terrible album, it’s just a little too sweet and safe for this writer’s ears.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Cutting to the chase, this album is full of Rihanna b-sides that sound like a carbon copy of everything in the charts right now and are completely personality free.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Not up to par with his other albums, Tom Jenkinson's latest work is saved only by his name and not his art.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Shallow and unfunny third album from london boys
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Throw away your fashion magazines and join the army, teenagers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Heavy on aspiration, light on inspiration on rapper's second outing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s bland, boring and just not very good.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Dismal offering from would-be R&B Lothario, this 14-song supposed sexual odyssey is more like a soundtrack to a day in the life of Mr Bean than Hugh Hefner.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Overall this is a major letdown
    • 57 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Please, please, please ignore this album. Uncle Dysfunktional is a wretched experience. Ryder bellows his way through it all, banging on about drugs and low-life in a voice that can barely muster a tune.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The shift in subject matter cannot disguise Linkin Park’s acute lack of creativity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This isn’t the place for Timbaland to try any new tricks and what starts off as something quite thrilling rapidly loses its impact over the course of the album’s 19 long tracks.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Go on, drink whiskey from the bottle, see if I care. But when you’re done, don’t jump around like gracelessly ageing Bratz dolls playing late-era Kiss and think you’re a blistering she-Crue.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Poor man’s Usher wallows in hip-hop cliches.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    More shouty rock and party anthems from the valleys.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Pull the Pin possesses nothing more than stale and horribly bland rock that will most likely leave even die-hard fans disappointed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    'Craig Nicholls’ mob spectacularly fall from grace.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Freddie-less queen fail to recall old glories.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Hard-working hat-wearing ‘Had A Bad Day’ songwriter Daniel Powter’s third album is a bit of a mess when all’s said and done.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Try-hard, but ultimately mediocre R’n’B comeback from disgraced singer.