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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Woodly prog rock for weird beards.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The catchiest tune on The Block is ‘Summertime’, and in dignity terms it’s Cohen-meets-Waits compared to their hyperactive teen-pop of old.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sounding, for the most part, like a Stars In Their Eyes version of Cat Stevens, the album lacks variety, imagination and charisma.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The album fifteen years in the making that sounds like a slick but robotic imitation of what it might have been long ago.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Seal re-visits some soul classics, but dresses them up in a way that turns pure gold into something of a different color.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Anastacia’s voice--once described by a critic as a ‘human air-raid siren’--is still hard to love: when she reaches for the trembling high notes your first instinct is to duck under the table and lock your head between your knees.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cynical vocodered mediocrity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    California dreaming, diminishing returns.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Steady as she goes on AOR eighth outing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s nowt nu about this nu metal.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sci-fi hi-jinks from ‘the nerdy Kraftwerk.’
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Houston, We’ve got problems
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Predictable return to stadium soft-rock from former Poodle-permers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Thrillingly experimental hip-hop.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Underwhelming Third outing for nu-gaze duo.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Aging punks flog a rapidly expiring horse.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The musical equivalent of a puppy humping your leg. This is not a recommendation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Berlin based electro crooner ratchets up the goo factor.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Teenage dreamer turns in nightmare of a second record.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s bland, boring and just not very good.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The shift in subject matter cannot disguise Linkin Park’s acute lack of creativity.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Overall this is a major letdown
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Throw away your fashion magazines and join the army, teenagers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Electro Pop maestros return after three-year hiatus.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Heavy on aspiration, light on inspiration on rapper's second outing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Session musicians removes salt from the sea!
    • 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.