musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 3,554 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 Electric
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
3,554 music reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With songs that face the pain and torment of neurotic fears, John & Jehn have crafted an absolutely stunning album of beautiful and noisy sounds placed atop slow, steady tempos and invigorating dance beats alike.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More than anything else, there's a sense of contentment and pleasure that purveys the Things Of The Past that could have been lifted from the Summer of Love itself.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet by the time the final notes of the acoustic closer I Wish I Were Here have faded away, then you're more than convinced that this is yet another triumph for the Wainwright family.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some may listen to Songs From A&E and dub Jason Pierce a one-trick pony. Which may be true, but what a trick he's managed to perfect.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Red Album brings forward everything they do best, with hooks aplenty, emotive and funny lyrics, all washed down with the odd frisson of self doubt. It's a potent mix, and keeps them a step ahead once again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lie Down In The Light is the sound of a musician at ease, quietly and calming experimenting with his sound and subsequently coming up with his finest work to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall though, this is another wondrous album from a band at the height of their considerable powers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Write off Jaguar Love at your peril; this is one of the best albums of the year so far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lindstrøm manages to achieve a palatable yet ambitious record without ever resorting to indulgence, not forgetting in his view of large forms to look closer and focus on the minutiae.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album's not for everyone, but if her sound is to your taste, then it will prove a rewarding, delectable, necessary thing: one of this year's most consistently interesting albums.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skeletal Lamping flicks across channels like a man with an itchy trigger finger who trigger finger is actually itchy, but it excels in making a brilliant kind of sense.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They are like nothing you've ever heard before and everything you one day hoped you would, too strong for the charts and too corrupting for MTV.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sounds on Microcastle form a lush landscape.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever El Guincho's debt to Panda Bear, the decision to keep Alegranza! in the mama tongue lends it a genuine other-wordliness unlikely to be found in the well-traversed topography of American music.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their back catalogue is a stunning body of work and arguably each track deserves its own review.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've approached Herbert's music before you'll already know to expect the unexpected. If it's your first time, use all the surround sound you have and revel in the power of free musical speech and a fantastic update of timeless jazz styles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oozing fun out of every pore, this record is the perfect tonic to the increasingly troubled times that 2009 brings with it and will most likely feature on many of those Best Of lists come December.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Melodically, too, To Be Still is both more sophisticated, more confident, and, above all, more convincing (if encountered in a less than fan-like frame of mind, the previous album could appear more than a little monotonous).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are bound to be some people that just don't get it. For those that do, you are looking at a sure contender for your album of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That they emerge victorious is a tribute to the strength of these fine songs as well as some seriously glamourous production attitude.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor grumbles aside, Bromst is a thrilling, hyperactive album that runs from calm and composed to frantic and frazzled, usually within the space of an intro.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes
    Yes is a super-concentrated hit of everything there is to enjoy about the Pet Shop Boys: danceable yet everyday pop, with irony behind the warmth and warmth behind the irony. One of their best.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone with even a passing interest in Royksopp--whose ears have been pricked by an Eple or Poor Leno--could do far worse than immerse themselves in one of 2009's greatest releases.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crack The Skye is a monolithic achievement from a band that never compromises in terms of vision or style. It's easily the best metal album of the last 10 years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever your interpretation, it's clear both parties have a deeper understanding of one another's music than any outsider could ever hope to comprehend, a synergy that has only strengthened over the 20+ years of their acquaintance.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The wry humour on display even extends to the setlist, with 'I Tried To Leave You' being the first song of the encore. It's little touches like that which make Live In London both the perfect souvenir for those who were there on the night and also a handy introduction to one of the true living legends of the music industry.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kingdom Of Rust is a triumph, and the best album the band have ever produced.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Labyrinthes is a jubilant album of experimental indie pop that hold ups to the scrutiny of constant plays. You may not have an idea of what's being sung, but it's a great album which easily transcends the language barrier.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there's a more surprising album this year, we'll be, er, um, surprised; Primary Colours is one of the best albums of 2009 so far.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wall Of Arms is an expansive, confident second album that takes The Maccabees from indie also-rans to genuine contenders.