Magnet's Scores

  • Music
For 1,989 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Change Is Coming
Lowest review score: 10 Spreading Rumours
Score distribution:
1989 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of 2002's candidates for record-of-the-year honors.... Too Late is a top-to-bottom masterwork. [#54, p.85]
    • Magnet
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A twisted funk masterpiece that simultaneously evokes bad pornography and an outer-space barrio. Yeah, Change Is Coming is that good. [#52, p.97]
    • Magnet
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The pure-pop masterpiece everyone knew McCaughey had in him. [#49, p.84]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A massively significant step forward.... Rock Action is so monumentally magisterial, it approaches near heretical status: the post-post-rock era's Sgt. Pet Sounds' Lonely Hearts Club Band.
    • Magnet
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A monumental record from a towering talent. [#59, p.103]
    • Magnet
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Saint Etienne's latest album is masterful: fanatically detailed, intelligent and swimming in lovely melodies and delicious electronic bleeps... easily one of the year's standout albums. [#46, p.90]
    • Magnet
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly brilliant recording. [#53, p.93]
    • Magnet
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Welch and longtime partner David Rawlings weave a spellbinding mix of desperation and salvation across this album's 10 tracks. [#52, p.111]
    • Magnet
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An instant power-pop classic. [#67, p.84]
    • Magnet
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece that flows brilliantly. [#75, p.97]
    • Magnet
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The fact that Comicopera is a masterpiece proves it all right nicely. [Fall 2007, p.113]
    • Magnet
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Some of the most compelling, essential rock music of the era, period. [No.90, p.61]
    • Magnet
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a treasure trove of listening pleasure. [No. 94, p.51]
    • Magnet
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The album proper already excellently spoke for itself 20 years ago. [No. 103, p.51]
    • Magnet
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This remains the Gallagher brothers' finest hour, and one of the great debuts of the last 20 years. [No. 109, p.57]
    • Magnet
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A gravity-defying 23-minute take of "My Favorite Things" shows how far Coltrane had come in such a short time. [No. 116, p.57]
    • Magnet
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's towering tuneful stuff. [No. 126, p.54]
    • Magnet
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kudos to producer Tony Visconti and the tight jazz team around them for making Blackstar dynamic. If Bowie indeed knew time was tight and death’s release was imminent, this treatise to magic and loss is a gorgeous way to say goodbye. [No. 129, p.52]
    • Magnet
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The anthology does yield insights, especially where Mar is concerned. [#82, p.51]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Although the quartet might not have topped Merriweather Post Pavillion, it did the next best thing: make an album that's entirely new and just as exciting. [No.91 p.52]
    • Magnet
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Autechre's are notions are studied as they are transportive and on Exai, the duo fairly dares us not to lose ourselves. [No. 96, p.53]
    • Magnet
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The group's warmest, most charitable album to date. [No. 98, p.61]
    • Magnet
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Almost every inch of The Worse Things Get is stout and strong-willed. [No. 102, p.52]
    • Magnet
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Sound System could well be a life changer, containing, as it does, the collected works of hands-down the greatest rock 'n' roll outfit the UK has produced in the last four decades. [No.102, p.51]
    • Magnet
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Siberia recaptures the exciting invention and fire of a lost album recorded between Today's Active Lifestyles and Exploded Drawing without a hint of any decade but the one we now sit in, plus whatever is going to musically transpire in the future. [No. 103, p.58]
    • Magnet
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    All of it bears his precise touch, but the spectrum of moods he's able to conjure just got a lot wider. [No. 103, p.56]
    • Magnet
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The most trad of Williams trad-rock classics, as instantly recognizable as Sgt. Pepper. [No. 106, p.60]
    • Magnet
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Benji isn't for everyone--what great albums are?--but it's a career-defining statement by a brilliant songwriter. [No. 106, p.59]
    • Magnet
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In Conflict is his masterpiece--if not the best album of 2014, certainly the most profound. [No. 109, p.59]
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