Launch.com's Scores

  • Music
For 354 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Live In New York City
Lowest review score: 20 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 354
354 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You'd be hard-pressed to ask much more from a record.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is one of the most accomplished, powerful, and entertaining hard rock albums ever made.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sheer melodic gorgeousness of the finest songs here make Alice the pick of Waits's new matched set.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Skinner has often been declared the Eminem of British rap. But on A Grand..., he proves that if anything, he's British hip-hop's answer to master storyteller Ray Davies, or maybe idiot savant Brian Wilson.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This powerful set restates Springsteen's great showmanship and generosity of spirit, and the sheer force of his magnificent band. Simply one of the best live albums imaginable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The group's innate intelligence and almost shocking ability to forge something new and thrilling out of typical garage-rock influences always shines brightly through the thick Guinness fog.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's unquestionably one of the best rock albums of 2002.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one striking album from start to finish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Built To Spill relies on old-school verses/ choruses that demand humming just like that old-time rock 'n' roll...
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some of the complexities of their precursors have been beveled off by MM&W, dancefloor maniacs and couch boppers alike will find something to admire in rhythmically compulsive entries like the title track.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like Dylan going electric, Frank Sinatra going disco, and Kojak going bald, this is a watershed work for Nick Currie...
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most extraordinary indie sets since the Olivia Tremor Control's Dusk At Cubist Castle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    Full of the obscure and deranged moods that made Security alternately delightful and demented, this album revels in craggy vocals, thumping beats, esoteric instrumental sounds and a general feeling of beautiful dread.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet another bombshell of an album, blowing the lid off with majestic melodies, muscular pop-metal, and lyrics that detail singer Scott Weiland's battle with life and inner demons.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers 12 diamonds that aren't quite total pop or total rock--but fall in a wonderful zone somewhere in between.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tricky's most upbeat and accessible album ever, occasionally hinting at his noirish trip hop masterpiece, Maxinquaye.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're an experienced fan or a newbie, the easy and honest appeal of their high melodicism should be readily apparent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Costa is a potent force with all the ballsy punch of a power rocker and the brazen belt of a sharp-tongued R&B survivor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Using sparse arrangements, usually just a few programmed instruments and her feathery voice, Minekawa succeeds in creating lush songs rife with detail, melody, and mystery.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essence is the album Roni Size's Breakbeat Era hoped to be, a song-based, drum 'n' bass epic that works on many levels.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throughout there is a warm, unguarded, generous spirit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surreal and disquieting, yet comforting, Drawn From Life chills your bones while it lulls you to sleep.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you get over Everyday's new look, you still have the best Dave Matthews Band record ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offering musical redemption for the New South's old hang-ups, Deliverance delivers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some may find the Aluminum Group's love-on-ice songs too slick, too lacking in visceral emotion. But like a cool breeze in summer, the Navins make melancholy a delicious treat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just when you figure he's down for the count, he comes back with an album as majestic and epic as this one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An artist this gifted uses his skills to make music, not cling to style. While the familiar 808s and 909s of techno are rife on Unreasonable Behaviour, the music covers breakbeat, jazz, techno, beat noir, and even hints at Brazilian rhythms.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zwan is Billy Corgan's triumph, an unrepentant glam-rock/prog-pop bacchanalia, an album of stadium happy singles and up-with-people wonder anthems.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music gets gorgeously bizarre, but there is always a sleepy dog and a piece of apple pie waiting at night's end.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Basement Jaxx do this so much better than anyone else, including Daft Punk, that you root for their mad programed sounds and unknown cast of determined singers. It's totally daft disco, sexy and sweaty, stupid and stupendous. This is pop.