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 0.9 points 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A record of both disappointments and welcome surprises.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As lyricists (they co-wrote many of the songs on Revelation), none of the members of 98° bring to mind T.S. Eliot, even at his jiggiest. But as a vocal group, they sure can be impressive.... while Revelation is nowhere near perfect, it is at times undeniably good and quite moving.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Harsh doesn't lack for bright spots or catchy melodies, but ultimately, it doesn't move me.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This stuff is too cute for its own damn good.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With 1998's Blue Wonder Powder Milk and now The Magnificent Tree, Hooverphonic's sound has become increasingly hip and cosmopolitan, slowly processing out everything that made it so alluring in the first place. It's still sleek and meticulously produced. But, as with the latest from Morcheeba (another band with similar trip-hoppy proclivities), the nagging sense of something menacing behind these songs has practically disappeared.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Orgy sounds a lot like Marilyn Manson on this album, with touches of David Bowie and New Wave techno-pop added for flavor. The results are completely derivative... The result is an album that is often amazing sonically, occasionally gripping musically, pretty dopey lyrically, and absolutely empty in terms of real substance.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A strong Lemonheads kind of vibe-
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rather than highbrow art-rock, we just get a really pretentious heavy metal album.... the Pumpkins' worst album to date.