musicOMH.com's Scores

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For 3,630 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 Ten Love Songs
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
3,630 music reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Archer Part 3 is the work of a band fascinated by sound and the possibilities of contrasts. Here are two musicians who never seem to go for the easy, comfortable option.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overdriven, overblown and utterly exciting, it might be nothing new, but it’s a thunderous reminder as to why rock is so enduring.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The density of its production and the slipperiness of its song structures ensures that this album isn’t for everyone. But for those with a high tolerance for psychedelic whimsy and the time to invest in repeated listens, Wondrous Bughouse offers ample pleasures.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very odd and somewhat unpredictable partnership, but one that is pleasantly surprising in its own way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They are truly captivating when they take the best of their talents and translate them as they feel and, frankly, it matters little whether the product bears sonic points of reference to others or not.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sudden Elevation is yet another solid display of Arnalds’ talents and is arguably the LP that most newcomers to the singer-songwriter should arrive at first.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the highs aren’t quite as high and the lows are quite a bit lower than they have been previously in his career, Mala might just be the grown-up album Devendra Banhart has been waiting a decade to make.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It features some undeniably strong songs but is lacking a vitality which would make it a convincing listen. Nonetheless, it’s fascinating in its own way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much of it feels like pastiche, albeit of an often very entertaining sort.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Admittedly there are a few misses (Changing All Those Changes for example), and it is sometimes a little too languid, but generally Peyroux’s homage to a masterful musician finds the right tones.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While many of those who fell in love with The Virgins the first time around may be put off by the absence of addictive indie-disco hits, Strike Gently is a quite remarkable, and effortlessly crafted, reinvention.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Admittedly there’s no new ground being discovered here in a wider sense (fans of Foals and Battles will be particularly unsurprised) but this sheer enthusiasm that runs throughout the album is really pretty infectious.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Division Street finds Simon in the midst of finding his own voice.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an album @Reverend_Makers provides infectiously good spirits, a good bit of Sheffield steel and a nice dash of humour here and there too, delivered with a dose of urban grit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While British Sea Power do occasionally revert back to the anthemic formula that worked so well on previous albums, on the whole, Machineries Of Joy is a more considered and composed effort.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ghost On Ghost is a relaxed, unburdened work that should please most fans and generally be viewed positively elsewhere.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Here’s Willy Moon is an exciting debut from someone who’s trying to break the pop mould, several genres at a time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There may be a general lack of aggression or grit this time round, but this is more than countered by an impressive selection of songs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The influence of new blood mixed with Paramore’s own distinct sound has created a vibrant, melodic record with sing-along choruses, and although it flirts with the softer side of the rock spectrum it’s still one ballsy album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s more than enough here to establish Ryder-Jones as a serious solo artist--all it needs is one more notch on the self-confidence dial, and that potential could translate into astounding results.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It makes for a palliative record, to put on loop after an hour of Top 40.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    They are sketches--nothing more, nothing less. But it all changes on the final, aptly-named, track Opulent Decline.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though undeniably powerful, Desperate Ground does become a bit monotonous due to the lack of variety of mood and change in pace.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A debut album of soaring highs and some affecting melancholic soundscapes tempered slightly by just a few forgettable lulls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In total, The Still Life is a spry and rewarding sonic balm that doesn’t outstay its welcome.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who have enjoyed Grubbs’ wide-ranging career and don’t mind taking a 45-minute detour into the mind of a clearly talented guitarist and singer (complete with painful violin), The Plain Where The Palace Stood is good enough to demonstrate how great Grubbs can be when he hits the mark.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is much stronger than their previous disappointing album The Weirdness (2007), and at times even recalls their creative heyday in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Miller has done a decent job here; there’s nothing particularly striking or eye-opening about the album or its songs, but their simplicity and Miller’s all-round talent suggest some real promise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Side project, collaboration or fully fledged act, Neon Neon have a Mercury nomination under their belts--and now a follow-up LP that, for better or worse, peddles the same worthy wares.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This isn’t a concept, or a wild divergence from his earlier work. Rather it’s a bigger push musically and collaboratively with less emphasis on the politics that have dominated his past.