Kerrang!'s Scores

  • Music
For 971 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Koi No Yokan
Lowest review score: 20 Murdered Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 971
971 music reviews
    • 69 Metascore
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    Thrilling, challenging, life-affirming rollercoaster of a record. [27 Jun 2015, p.50]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    Neck Deep are the most fully formed British rock band to rise to prominence in ages. And in Life's Not Out To Get You they haven't as much made a record as created a world. [15 Aug 2015, p.50]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bad Magic is proof that Motorhead remain the greatest rock'n'roll band on God's scorched Earth. [29 Aug 2015, p.50]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don't call it a comeback. Call it a rebirth. [15 Aug 2015, p.51]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    The Book Of Souls is an album of extraordinary vision. [5 Sep 2015, p.50]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Here, The Wonder Years have grown into the rarest of bands: one whose meanings accumulate between songs.... There's so, so much to hear this time around. [22 Aug 2015, p.50]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By stabbing in the dark and boldly going where they've never gone before, they've made something genuinely great. [12 Sep 2015, p.48]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only is it moving, it's arguably one if the best records Chris has made in the last 15 years. [26 Sep 2015, p.53]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    A positive and uplifting album, and one that marks the most hard-fought comeback of the year. [12 Dec 2015, p.50]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like the soundtrack to a wedding reception, DOAB is Panic! At The Disco turnt up, both musically and lyrically. [9 Jan 2016, p.50]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By channeling everyone from Sonic Youth to Alice In Chains, Milk Teeth's debut hits with the power of a dozen brilliant bands at once. [23 Jan 2016, p.51]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With The Black, Asking Alexandria have made the album that they've always wanted to make. Which also happens to be the album fans have always wanted to hear. [19 Mar 2016, p.66]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a record you'll return to again and again, such is the strength of the songs. [5 Mar 2016, p.50]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The 10 blasts of raging hardcore, death metal and stomach acid they vomit here are delivered with the worst of intentions. [4 Jun 2016, p.51]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    While increased musical sophistication doesn't necessarily tell you anything about the people making the music, and insightful lyrics probably won't stop you in your tracks in a mosh-pit, if you nail both you've got an album that will explode and, more importantly, endure. Here, Every Time I Die have made the perfect example of such an album. [17 Sep 2016, p.48]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    The 12 songs that comprise the svelte but satiating Revolution Radio are among the finest to which Green Day Have put their name. [1 Oct 2016, p.50]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    Kodama is one of 2016's most arresting releases. [15 Oct 2016, p.53]
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    • 79 Metascore
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    It's initially odd that the songs lack the immediacy the band are known for, but once the new-found intricacies reveal themselves and the lengthier structures click, the pay-off is huge. [8 Oct 2016, p.52]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    A supergroup that lives up to the hype. [1 Oct 2016, p.52]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    Their debut has hooks sharper than new scissors. [10 Sep 2016, p.52]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    It's reliably puzzling and brain-meltingly good. [15 Oct 2016, p.52]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    He's reached a new creative peak. [29 Oct 2016, p.50]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is Metallica galvanised, refreshed, refocused and rediscovering themselves. Best thing they've done since The Black album? Yep. [5 Nov 2016, p.48]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Badmotorfinger is a masterclass in amplification, intelligence and artistic chutzpah. [3 Dec 2016, p.52]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    It's the essential elegy of everything that was and a moving reminder of all that could have been. [26 Nov 2016, p.53]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You better get ready to start your "Best Albums of 2017" list--a serious contender has arrived. [7 Jan 2017, p.52]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forever is sufficiently overloaded with both information and mystique to keep you coming back, well, forever. [28 Jan 2017, p.50]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may have taken five years and three albums, but Circa Survive are finally living up to their potential, and Blue Sky Noise might just signal the start of something really interesting. [24 Jul 2010, p.51]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumph. [29 Oct 2011, p.52]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    American Slang stands on its own two feet with eyes fixed on new horizons, its chief architect focused less on history, more on his story, as he tries to make sense of new realities after his world has been turned upside down. [12 Jun 2010, p.50]
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