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 5.5 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Canadian supergroup return with super new LP.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ex-Verve singer teams up with the cream of modern R&B for some far-out funk soul brotherhood.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This grand musical quest is often fruitless, and leaves this listener wondering what might have been, had the group demanded less of themselves.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You get the feeling that, in the long run, Diamond Hoo Ha is destined to be remembered as one of the lesser works in their canon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Upbeat comeback from the kings of coffee-table electro.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Thrills meets The Polyphonic Spree--in a good way!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mockney songbird grows up--but is she any wiser?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pittsburgh gene-splicers manage to overcome three minute attention deficit barrier.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A perfectly functional album of loud guitars, ain’t life a bitch lyrics and the odd nod to different production styles and techniques.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Twelve is a solid enough collection, but one can’t help wondering if it would’ve been better had she made like Fellini and called it 8 1/2.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Howe’s duet with Neko Case on ‘Without A Word’ is the star of the show though, boasting a gorgeous melody that owes a lot to Gelb’s Tuscon roots.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A rackety, sing-along sound from a band on a largely undefined mission.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At times, Why Bother? is an unlistenable racket.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Already dated, The Raveonettes 3-D thrills are temporarily diverting, but ultimately provide only the illusion of depth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not much has changed in the futureheads world as, post their major-label career, they bounce-back with independently released third album.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Doggfather part 10. Ho Hum. What else is on?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Little Ones are, for the most part, pretty melodious producing indie pop fun with touches of Afro-beat, maybe, possibly!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Young Knives gamble away the ending to a solid album.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Return To Form from last electro band standing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Great songs played well, but...
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nuptial celebrations yield surreal pleasures from Odd-ball Americana Folkies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nothing Bjork does is ever less than provocative... Just don’t expect to it to force you out of your seat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fact that Hammond can’t actually sing that well is rendered practically obsolete on this album; his hazy drawl may not be the strongest in the world, but it suits these songs just fine.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beyonce still proves that she's an all-around good performer even though her attempt to branch out into an alter ego fails a little.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This slight, shrill and, ultimately, underwhelming debut album has its moments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a maddeningly inconsistent collection, with more misses than hits – though Kelly’s best moments do go some way towards atoning for his flaws.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Howling good fun from Lupine superstar.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neil doesn’t do things by halves. His words and melodies are, like Roy Orbison, Cecil B De Mille scaled. That said, there are more than a few points where he misses the mark.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Patchy covers album from alt.rock veterans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    80s clubland legend Grace Jones returns with Hurricane, a patchy but fascinating comeback record.