MTV.com's Scores

  • Music
For 75 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Golden Greats
Lowest review score: 20 Songs From an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 75
  2. Negative: 6 out of 75
75 music reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Word had already gotten out about this debut LP: that for its genre, it's as seminal as London Calling and as well rounded as Sign of the Times; it avoids the monotony and facelessness of 99% of house records; and it's as funky as anything out there, past or present. Guess what: it's all true.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An absolutely amazing album....more riff-heavy and directly engaging than his former band's work...
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Think of a universe far, far away, where Ministry, Raw Power-era Iggy Pop, Public Enemy, and Meat Beat Manifesto get together for a pissed-off, hyped-up jam. That's what XTRMNTR sounds like, and it's a downright amazing disc.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beaucoup Fish is 74 non-stop minutes-worth of next level disco inferno.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Somehow these fragments instantly assemble themselves into a gorgeous whole, and there's not a piece you could imagine replacing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Platform is one of those timeless long-players, like Run-DMC's Raising Hell or EPMD's Strictly Business, where you'll want to commit every track to memory.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Think of this sultry record as the night to Odelay's day.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A real piece of art, with an unmistakably original sound and incisive storytelling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nearly an instant classic...one of the most convincing and refreshing debuts in recent memory.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolutely amazing mainstream pop album.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Björk's airy and exalted vocals are wonderfully familiar. She may be singing as Selma, but Björk herself isn't too far beneath the surface.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immaculately recorded and mixed, the set (all classics, from "Pearls Girl" and "Born Slippy" to "Juanita" and "King Of Snake") presents all of the improvisatory and visceral excitement of an Underworld gig without (as is the case with most live recordings) losing any of its sonic intensity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enlisting a heavy-hitting cast of helpers -- from the best unknown drummer in the world (Carla Azar) to one of the most creatively pure producers around (T Bone Burnett) -- Arthur has transformed a dozen of his best compositions from the skeletal coffeehouse-ready material they surely were at conception into richly-textured and deeply emotive mood pieces.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Night could very well be Morphine's best work to date. Sandman and company finish the thoughts of 1997's Like Swimming by adding rich, subtle layers to their trio's thick sonic weave without diluting the band's strengths.