Magnet's Scores

  • Music
For 2,273 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 37% 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 Sound of Water
Lowest review score: 10 I Get Wet
Score distribution:
2273 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There's nothing else like it, and once you listen, you'll never forget it. [No. 136, p.61]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sharp and well-recorded, but although Rebennack's distinctive voice is featured front and center, there's a sacrifice of his artistry. [#86, p.53]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Circles finds the band leaving a bit of the motorik behind for more melodic and dynamic territory. [#82, p.57]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing Has Changed makes his entire discography sound more consistent than it actually is. [No. 116, p.52]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole thing is ghoulishly gorgeous in the most comfortably comfortable way. [No. 121, p.60]
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    • 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]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rousing, energetic exploration of the Roy Orbison-influenced rock 'n' roll, classic country and Latin influences--that blows all the damn mall-folk clogging up our inbox out of the goddamn water. [No. 96, p.57]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    American Dream is, in purely sonic terms, their richest, most viscerally pleasurable record yet, rife with layered, polyrhythmic percussion and an encyclopedic array of synth textures. [No. 147, p.56]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The wall of sound this band generates with distorted guitars, samples, industrial noise and live drums is overwhelming at times, but the message it conveys about race and class in America is an important one. [No. 143, p.53]
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    • 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]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Convincer gives Lowe yet another gold star with which to pad that resume. [#51, p.99]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes the album exceptional is its thematic unity and storybook approach. [#67, p.85]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Shaking proves from the get-go to be easily the most ambitious and defiantly challenging release in either Dreijer sibling's catalog. [No. 97, p.57]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hitchhiker is a perfectly wonderful solo-acoustic session recorded one day in 1976. .... This is a most welcome collection. [No. 148, p.61]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Musically, Fox fulfills the wish list of fans who've waitied for new material since 2002's Blacklisted. [#71, p.89]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the elements anyone would want from the band are adroitly balanced. [No. 136, p.59]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Continues to mine the same sparkling vein of crushed-velvet pop/punk Spoon has perfected as its stock in trade. [#49, p.91]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tyler's command of his instrument is commendable, but his ability to use it for a compelling, lyrical collection of instro cuts is even more so. [No. 96, p.60]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Serves notice that Molina has discovered some heavy machinery and isn't afraid to use it. [#58, p.106]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing here is throwaway. [No.88, p.53]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It continues to add up to something special. [No. 139, p.51]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Repeated spins reveal an exotic, intoxicating soup. [No. 146, p.61]
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    • 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]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An unnervingly powerful, cathartic final statement. [#61, p.107]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This long-forgotten collection is a fine, representative memento of California country rock in its heyday. [No.95, p.53]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep and communal, Barefoot In The Head is CRB's most impressive studio effort yet. [No. 145, p.59]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their best record since reuniting. [#68, p.95]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Intensely personal and musically powerful, Griffin captures the bold spirit of her family's history with top-notch songs. [No.99, p.56]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These songs--even the quiet ones--are bold, messy, unflinching, humming with life. [No. 147, p.61]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [A] momentous sixth LP. [No. 96, p.60]
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