Kerrang!'s Scores

  • Music
For 995 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 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Les Voyages de l'ame
Lowest review score: 20 Aesthethica
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 995
995 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As Hardcore closes, it beats its chest too, the subtleties of the album's earlier songs unfurled into those wonderful dramas of old. [12 Feb 2011, p.52]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are few surprises on Beast but it is another superbly realised slab of dynamically raging noise. [12 Feb 2011, p.50]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After two decades of creating influential music, the fact that this astonishing album features some of his best songs to date makes this as important as it is unfalteringly beautiful. [12 Mar 2011, p. 51]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chicago punks mark 10-year anniversary in characteristically fiery form. [12 Mar 2011, p. 51]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a long overdue return, but one that's been entirely worth the wait. [12 Feb 2011, p.52]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Funeral For A Friend have always been ordinary chaps with ordinary ambitions. Yet That masks something important: there is extraordinary heart in what they do. And there is much of that here. [21 Mar 2011, p.50]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Think Jimmy eat World's last two albums and you'll get the general gist; an aching yet catchy anti-pop that tugs at the heartstrings while simultaneously making you want to dance. [12 Mar 2011, p.52]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band's ninth full-length, is every bit the monster it should be and easily stands alongside their best work. [12 Feb 2011, p.51]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by any revivalist tosh out at the moment, this really is the real deal. [26 Mar 2011, p.52]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a decade-plus of no small creative achievement, Thursday have outdone themselves. [9 Apr 2011, p.51]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The quartet have concocted an irresistibly anthemic collection of songs. [2 Apr 2011, p.51]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Expertly produced by Jason Perry and with not an ounce of fat on its bones, this is an album that manages to be often very good indeed, if not quite great. [2 Apr 201, p.50]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every moment is charged with the perfect balance of power, melody, and muscle. [26 Mar 2011, p.51]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the band rage like a jungle fire, it's the vocals that set them apart from their peers. [19 Apr 2011, p.52]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's the occasional turbulent moments of riff-deja-vu, but ultimately it's a fascinating, satisfying and impressive prog-metal odyssey. [9 Apr 2011, p.51]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hot Sauce is a B-Boy bouillabaisse that manages to be both familiar yet adventurous, varied yet seemless. [7 May 2011, p.51]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a record so strong that it's hard to single out standout tracks, and even harder to locate points of weakness, and by anyone's standards this is one hell of an achievement. [30 Apr 2011, p.50]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautifully threaded together by Eddie's therapeutic strumming, mesmerizing voice and graceful transition between moods, this is a quietly understated masterstroke. [28 May 2011, p.51]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guitars buzz and chime, melodies uproot from the dirt and stand tall; the sum total being tan indefinable yet fascinating modern day rock opera that is as rewarding as it is unique. [4 Jun 2011, p.52]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wonderfully titled England Keep My Bones features some of the finest songs Frank has yet written. [4 Jun 2011, p.52]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a staggering album, one that leaves you bruised, bloody and breathless. [11 Jun 2011, p.52]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At its finest, this album is indecently exciting. [16 Apr 2011, p.50]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When Black Veil Brides have made an album as fist pumpingly anthemic and as downright fun as Set The World On fire is, you'd be incredibly foolish to bet against them doing just that. [18 Jun 2011, p.50]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The characteristically classy playing and Angela's seething vocal delivery will provide plenty to satisfy existing fans but, importantly, this album also captures a band still hungry to progress both creatively and commercially. You can consider Arch Enemy's rise officially back on. [28 May 2011, p.50]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While their sloganeering remains simplistic, the courage of their convictions continues to drive them forward against an unforgiving world in style. [18 Jun 2011, p.51]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The whole thing is done and dusted in just under 40 minutes, yet zips by so fluidly that it feels half as long. [2 Jul 2011, p.50]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though there's no radical change to his formula here, crucially, the consistent brilliance on display means there's no need for one. [4 Jun 2011, p.52]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shed boasts a freshness that roots it very much ion the present, and the raw adrenaline driving the whole things is simply exhilarating. [14 May 2011, p.52]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly riveting record from explosive start to crushing finish. [9 Jul 2011, p.52]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quiet but definite triumph. [9 Jul 2011, p.51]
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