musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 3,534 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 If You Leave
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
3,534 music reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tomorrow, In A Year provides a complex view of The Knife as unmatched in their daring, their music quite defying categorisation as one species or another.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Particularly impressive is that the music never feels incoherent or thrown together. The band always, somehow, emerge with a compelling and coherent voice, albeit a strange and often dark one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strange Boys are not revivalists, and they're not out of touch. Instead, they offer exactly the kind of rock 'n' roll slap in the face we need in this angular, post-modern 2010. The garage hasn't sounded this good in a long time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most deeply satisfying aspects of this almost wholly satisfying album is the way in which the band succeed in the creation of moods and conveying of emotions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ably coaxed on and assembled by Ward--whose input ought not to be overlooked--Volume Two is an outstanding collection of tracks worthy of any discerning listener's undivided attention.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go
    Go is a phenomenal record with almost every bar bursting with beauty. It is soulful, fun, naive and sad in its own fantastical world; if only life really were this good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album and its predecessor are worthy and awe-inspiring tributes to the man and the Malian musical traditions for which he and Diabaté were--and continue to be--the strongest and most compelling of standard-bearers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a dance music album, Swim sounds not only refreshingly organic, but also remarkably downbeat. Most remarkable of all, perhaps, is the way that Caribou have succeeded in marrying up these two things and still managed to make an album that is infused with a rhythm, a groove and a watery loveliness all of its own.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Tambourine have finally gotten the treatment they deserve. This is essential listening for anyone who wonders where indie-rock's been, or where it's going. The influence is obvious, and the music has never sounded better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This Is Happening suffers no shortage of really great songs. Each track is a well-executed study in the finer points of the long form, each thumping and building, wavering and shifting in the haze of its own self-contained ecosystem.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The National have pulled off a neat trick here - an immediate, commercial album that grows with each listen. While High Violet is patently as good as its antecedents, it is also very much its own beast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is little doubt they will be soundtrack composers in the years to come, but this is their bread and butter, and makes for an extremely impressive addition to an already formidable canon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a hugely impressive piece of work, and subsequent listens will reveal further layers and melodies you missed first time around. Don't delay the induction a minute longer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In broadening their horizons they've not sacrificed quality, every note and sound is perfectly executed. Foals have made impressive strides forward, and you'd be mad not to follow them.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As this wildly talented, unpredictable and near flawless young singer and musician bids her farewell with the album's longest track, BaBopBye Ya, this time in cocktail club torch singer style, one can but marvel at the impressive range, ambition (realised) and detail of this deeply polished, professional yet utterly, brilliantly bonkers album.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Weighing in at just 32 minutes, Treats can hardly be accused of outstaying its welcome. In fact, its brevity is its strength - too much aural pummelling could be too much. As it is, as soon as the album finishes, you'll want to put it on again straight away.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fortunately the lack of ambition displayed during the album-naming sessions doesn't correspond to this work's contents. It's a bold, dramatic, more than a little screwed-up and stunningly exciting statement.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is ambience in which to indulge, though occasionally the structure of the songs becomes ragged, as if a little bit too much late night medication has been taken on board. That doesn't spoil any of the songs, but it just makes them that bit weirder.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sex Dreams And Denim Jeans is catchy, fresh-sounding and brilliantly self-referential, with an attitude a million miles removed from a major label star pretending to be like, totally, OMG, mental.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Body Talk Pt 1 she's ready to finally take her place at pop's top table of greats. For once, the sequel can't some soon enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallon's understanding of the redemptive power of music elevates American Slang from being a good record to a great one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's less digestible but it's tauter, more metallic and yes, industrial.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the 21st century's most intelligent and satisfying bands (musically, lyrically, emotionally) have once again set out their stall, and once again produced a work of inspired resonance, capturing truth after truth, in all its muddled, human realism.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the career plan was to go to the lowest of lows before releasing an album of resurrection and real substance, he ought to be applauded for conducting the whole stunt to perfection.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its experimental genesis, Mines is an incredibly relatable indie-pop gem.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Behold, here arrives the first "star" from a productive lo-fi music scene. That's because she's the first out of the bunch of heavily-blogged artists to display her personality, to prove to the world that she's got something to say. And boy has she said it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All We Grow is not an album for instant gratification, nor is it an album to relegate to background music. Rather, this is a record to study and indulge yourself in--it deserves every bit of your attention.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album of covers brims with intensely organic and engaging moments, breathing new life into songs that could've just hung out like tired old windbags.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their incongruence makes neither any less brilliant. So powerful is its imagery, and so timeless is its presentation, Lisbon is sure to join High Violet on any shortlist of the most memorable albums of 2010.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where its predecessor found Plant operating in a finely-tuned genre, Band Of Joy gives him an opportunity to explore his influences, and to colour a few choice odds and ends from the rock 'n' roll canon with his indelible mark.