Magnet's Scores

  • Music
For 1,655 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Alternative To Love
Lowest review score: 10 I Get Wet
Score distribution:
1,655 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A monumental record from a towering talent. [#59, p.103]
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    • 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]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly brilliant recording. [#53, p.93]
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    • 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]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An instant power-pop classic. [#67, p.84]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • Magnet
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is 46 tracks of certifiably bonkers brilliance. [No. 111, p.55]
    • Magnet
    • 75 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A surprisingly accessible island of misfit pop songs. [No. 113, p.55]
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