Magnet's Scores

  • Music
For 2,230 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Definitely Maybe [Remastered]
Lowest review score: 10 Sound-Dust
Score distribution:
2230 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A potent set of tunes. [No. 130, p.53]
    • Magnet
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Too
    Further proof that Fidlar's headliner-destroying stint as the Pixies' opening act was no fluke. [No. 124, p.55]
    • Magnet
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No One Deserves Happiness is even better [than One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache]. [No. 130, p.53]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She once again raises the bar for her personal best... [#50, p.85]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For anyone who would like to experience all of Hansard's estimable gifts in a single listening session, he has thoughtfully provided a compendium of his patented brilliance on Didn't He Ramble. [No. 124, p.56]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Hope Six Demolition Project is yet another remarkable PJ Harvey effort. [No. 130, p.54]
    • Magnet
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A better record than the Shins' first--a sonically bolder production with fewer effects and more hooks per square inch than a flyrod factory. [#61, p.109]
    • Magnet
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The group's 17th album sounds as fresh and over the top as anything it's ever done. [No. 130, p.55]
    • Magnet
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Post Pop Depression comes across like a third Pop partnership with Bowie, only more brutal and more elegiacally touched by the shadows of the smiles in Pop's memory. [No. 130, p.56]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's what the British Invasion might've sounded like had it come after punk rock. [#58, p.109]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their [Doherty and Barat's] boyish charms are punctuated by sneers and jeers, leaving the listener clueless as to who ends where the other begins. That sort of daft mystery makes Anthems--and the Libertines in general--worth its weight in dope and gold. [No. 124, p.58]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Evocative bursts of noise and youth abound everywhere, and there's absolutely no reason not to succumb to them. [No.89, p.59]
    • Magnet
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's beautiful. [No. 139, p.55]
    • Magnet
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Convincer gives Lowe yet another gold star with which to pad that resume. [#51, p.99]
    • Magnet
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The eight songs are all beautifully crafted, integrating elements of folk, blues and country/rock.... A new American classic. [No. 115, p.55]
    • Magnet
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even a listener deeply familiar with these records--no, especially that listener--will enjoy a high reward for the outlay. [No. 124, p.60]
    • Magnet
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the first time since 2003 that Elverum fully succeeds in casting a meditative spell strong enough to suck everyone listing into its singular IRL riptide. [No. 117, p.57]
    • Magnet
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of these songs are potent, for-real rock songs. [No. 124, p.61]
    • Magnet
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Martsch and Co. have dipped their bucket deep into the well of pop's past to create a recombinant, joyous sound that has few modern equals. [#51, p.87]
    • Magnet
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a lot to love about 'Sno Angel... Like You. [#71, p.98]
    • Magnet
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The guitars are gorgeously recorded, the vocals are gently understated and the occasional keyboards are carefully mixed into the background with a simple, earnest warmth. [#49, p.79]
    • Magnet
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A near-perfect record to hold onto with all the might you can muster. [#58, p.103]
    • Magnet
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His artistic sophistication and derring-do has reached a new (and, frankly, unexpected) level of maturity. [No. 115, p.56]
    • Magnet
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music, co-created with producer Patrick Leonard, is sparse but energetically diverse, with dips into Memphis soul, country, cabaret and jazzy funk. [No. 115, p.58]
    • Magnet
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A treasure trove of unheralded, largely unheard, completely unselfconscious pop music that bravely led post-punk out of the gloom and into its rose-colored romantic future. [No. 117, p.51]
    • Magnet
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An embarrassment of riches. [#58, p.91]
    • Magnet
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smashing. [No. 159, p.57]
    • Magnet
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No, we haven't heard this Cave before, and though magnetic, emotive and tenderly merciful, one prays for his sake that we never hear it again. [No. 137, p.51]
    • Magnet
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes the album exceptional is its thematic unity and storybook approach. [#67, p.85]
    • Magnet
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first great album of '99. [March 1999]
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