Ink 19's Scores

  • Music
For 68 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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 A Little Deeper
Lowest review score: 10 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 68
  2. Negative: 8 out of 68
68 music reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This disc is much more solid than Acoustic Soul.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of their catchiest, most rewarding listening experiences to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some may consider the Super Furries to be treading water on Phantom Power because it feels comfortable and familiar. But when something sounds this good and touches this many bases, I'll take a few more like this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's rich and multi-layered, yet straightforward and deliciously chilly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He's proven that he can do some beautiful long players, but this just sounds like someone else's greatest hits. Which isn't to say it's not one of the top 20 albums of 2002, because it is. But it shoulda been Top Ten.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like The Dismemberment Plan's Emergency and I, this seems to glide from one high-energy song to another, each one unique and fascinating by itself, echoing the sparse tones of The Police here and there, or INXS's Kick-era attention to beat in other places.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Laced with bitter irony so thick it drips out of your speakers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Moments of greater emotional color might have turned what is an exemplary post-breaks exploration by a master into something brilliant.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lyrics are Echoboy's Achilles' heel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We Are Science is strikingly gorgeous and powerful. It's also just a little bit cheesy (but in a good way), as though you were watching Patsy Kensit star in Breaking The Waves.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The end product falls short of being synergistic. Neither contender in this sonic duel really lets loose; both Shipp and Anti-Pop Consortium seem too passive and deferential toward each other.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a hard, focused album that should both piss off and impress the jazz and rock clientele in equal measures.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vague and awkward.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a good album, though disconcertingly reminiscent of something you could have heard on Modern Rock radio 12 years ago.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is the kind of album that becomes more endearing with each listen, with each song evincing a gorgeousness missed the first time around.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Life On Other Planets isn't quite as much fun as previous Supergrass releases; perhaps, a sign that the boys are growing up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Have You Fed the Fish? seems like a bit of a let down. A surprisingly catchy and listenable disappointment, but a disappointment nonetheless.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Human Conditions is the sound of Ashcroft searching for personal and spiritual connections and seeking higher truths in soaring pop choruses. All this existential meditation leaves us, like him, ultimately unfulfilled.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ikara Colt deliver their rock with a boastful swagger but still fail to generate too much excitement.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a whole, Man Vs. Machine signifies a dialectic vacillation between lyrics and beats that are refreshingly intelligent, without being pretentious, and themes (manifested sonically and ideologically) that are recycled and uninspired.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One By One, the latest album from the Foo Fighters, rocks. Problem is, that is about all it does.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hints at greatness, but never quite sustains it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Slideling isn't a terrible album by any means. It just doesn't have a whole lot of depth to it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's all too much like a fumbling Pink Floyd tribute, continually reaching a point where the psychedelica fails to follow up with the required kick, allowing the whole fragile structure to collapse into self-indulgence and bathetic kitsch.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Skimskitta's refusal or lack of ability to move beyond sketchy hisses and glitches makes for a too sprawling, too unfocused affair.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the record sports plenty of filler.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Datsuns' biggest problem isn't the style of music they're playing, though. It's the sub-standard quality of their songwriting, the uninspired performances on here and the fundamental lack of willingness to stretch beyond the safe confines of their older brothers' record collections.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the listener is patient, and wades through over an hour of mediocrity, there is brightness at the end of the tunnel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the doom and gloom here wears out its welcome quickly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    He lets the technology overwhelm the proceedings and all too often it is used in service of forgettable, substandard melodies.