musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 4,340 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Masseduction
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
4340 music reviews
    • 66 Metascore
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    This is Public Image Ltd at its best. This record is good. Outrageously good. Better than a record of an artist of Lydon's vintage has any right to make.
    • 70 Metascore
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    But for both ["The Heinrich Maneuver" and "Mammoth"], and indeed elsewhere, it's the way in which the elements of the track click into place with a Swiss watchmaker's precision and artistry that really hits home.
    • 86 Metascore
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    In a year that's already been rather special for great albums, Merrill Garbus may well have produced the finest record of the year.
    • 61 Metascore
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    This is the debut record of the year so far, which has effectively raised the bar by which other bands will be judged in the future.
    • 87 Metascore
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    It is also one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful albums that I have heard since its predecessor.
    • 90 Metascore
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    Untrue is complex, stark, tender, blurred and breathtaking. Burial has managed the impossible and improved on his faultless debut.
    • 84 Metascore
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    It makes for a wonderfully life affirming record, capable of humour, joy and reflection. Every home should have one.
    • 86 Metascore
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    With the original foursome reunited it's as well that Midlife dwells mainly on the music they made together. As a playlist of what Blur were and capable of, it suggests a band with few peers.
    • 86 Metascore
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    The Underside Of Power is righteous, vicious and vital. If the world is a stage, then at the moment it’s hard to think of a better house band than Algiers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's lyrically depressing, but if you're down in the dumps about the ills of the world and frustrated by a lack of personal achievement, there's surely not a better companion piece to have to hand as you wallow.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Somehow, from nothing, they’ve pulled off a surprising but oh so welcome return, and this record plays like a triumphant middle finger salute, coolly showing everyone how its done... and writing the first line on a thousand ‘album of the year’ lists before January’s even out.
    • 79 Metascore
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    It's much less forthright and immediate than Inverted or Chutes, but it succeeds in spinning a web that draws you in; once caught you just want to lie back and absorb its gentle bounce.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Beams is an uncompromising, forceful and darkly beautiful album from a formidable musical talent.
    • 75 Metascore
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    This is undoubtedly Liars’ most engaging work, and certainly the best Mute album since, well, WIXIW.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Its real strength lies in the fact that it implores you to return for repeated visits to a world riddled with other people's cast-offs. Ironically, it recycles nothing; everything here is box fresh.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Inspiring and ingenious, this is an album you shouldn't be without.
    • 85 Metascore
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    So minimal and calm is much of The Harrow & The Harves that Six Horses comes as something of a shock. It displays the same studied but honest approach to American folk music that characterises the whole album but adds harmonica and, yes, handclaps!
    • 86 Metascore
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    With Young Man In America, Anaïs Mitchell has created her second consecutive masterpiece.
    • 82 Metascore
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    It’s rare that you get an album by an established artist that genuinely shocks and irrevocably repositions them. Blank Project is one of those albums. This is a hugely significant return.
    • 80 Metascore
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    Nothing quite prepares you for the sheer beauty of The Magic Numbers' music.
    • 76 Metascore
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    The Loon will stand up as one of the best albums of the year, and Tapes 'n Tapes as a jewel in the American music crown.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Frank is a superb debut album that announces Amy Winehouse as a major young talent. With hardly any weak tracks on here, it's frightening to think what she could produce in the years to come.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Grapefruit is an exhilaratingly exciting album.
    • 65 Metascore
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    With not a dot ball or an overthrow, The Duckworth Lewis Method is an unqualified success.
    • 73 Metascore
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    One of the freshest, funkiest, tragic and joyous albums in recent times.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    OST
    This is about as close to perfection as a soundtrack can ever hope to get - perfectly capturing the emotional grit of Danny Boyle's onscreen drama, while successfully evoking a very Indian atmosphere for a very Western audience.
    • 85 Metascore
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    This compilation may primarily be valuable for illustrating the full length and breadth of Sylvian's musical progression.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Walking a fine line between being leftfield and hook-laden, Jaga Jazzist have delivered another selection of epic, psychedelic sojourns through electronics, brass and beats that consistently engage and excite.
    • 61 Metascore
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    A monumental, spectacular achievement.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Takk does what Agaetis Byrjun did by burrowing into the consciousness and snuggling down to bed there, purring. Each listen brings out another mood, another thought. It's gorgeous.