musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 3,681 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:
3,681 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Deacon wasn't a force to be reckoned with before, then by gum, he is now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What is most startling... is the amount of emotional depth that Turner's injected into his songs here.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The faithful will lap up every eccentric note, of course, but there's much here for the uninitiated to delight in as well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is an intelligent and deeply human album and it would be no exaggeration to say that it’s already a modern classic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The guitar sounds throughout Salad Days are pristine, the lyrics sublime and the vocals... the Lennon-isms are often befuddling but they can only be applauded.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The occasional overlong segment of a song (The Battle Of Hampton Roads) and self-pitying tone and vocal that skate a little close to "emo" (No Future Part Three...) are really the only complaints that can be levelled. This very American, sometimes Irish-American sounding album, funny, occasionally scabrous, occasionally angry but most often simply passionate, is one of the smartest and most intelligent punk releases in a while, and one of the most enjoyable too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is a slender, fat-free affair, all Gallic swerve and subtle swagger. This may well be the album to broaden their fan-base wider then the fashionable glitterati.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cerulean Salt was a tough album to top but, with this bleak yet beautiful follow-up, Crutchfield might have done just that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music on Field Of Reeds is certainly not easily accessible but, at its heart, this is a supremely evocative album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's reminiscent at times to what pal and label stablemate Will Oldham did on Bonnie "Prince" Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heartleap benefits from some subtle, unexpected instrumentation, including kalimba and vibraphone butalthough it does include contributions from her touring band (including the great guitarist Gareth Dickson), it still feels personal to the point of being solitary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It all makes for a captivating listen or a dreamy forty minutes, whatever your preference - though a possible failing can be found in only occasional glimpses of the human soul.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It doesn’t quite always work, but it is a promising reinvention.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can almost feel the wind and rain outside, and this adds to the mixture of melancholia and euphoria throughout, the latter realised most obviously on 'Waving Flags.' And that's the spirit that runs through this fine album, staying with the listener long after the final stanzas of 'We Close Our Eyes' bring it full circle.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all Fagen's obsession with precision, this still feels like a remarkably relaxed, quietly confident album--sleek, urbane and sophisticated.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Words And Music isn't just a celebration of popular music, but a hymnal ode to a loss of innocence, an end to the passions of our childhood.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As has frequently been the case with later Yo La Tengo albums, the surface appearance of this music is deceptively simple. Delve beneath it, and the artistry that has fuelled the group for three decades gradually reveals itself.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In places almost carnivalesque, this is a good times album that celebrates positive aspects of the world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Seldom Seen Kid keeps the band on this upward trajectory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly it's a very effective dance record, and in a club everything here would sound great. As an album, though, HEALTH//DISCO is encumbered by the very tracks that have birthed it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music they weave always, without fail, stays just the right side of pretentious, playing with past conventions and current trends, showing how clever they are without showing off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Wild Mountain Nation they present a raucous and varied constellation of souvenirs, rough-hewn but lush, crackling with a weird and lucid energy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is easily the most satisfying and rewarding set of songs that Cox has written in any of his projects and it'll be a tough ask to top it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a towering achievement, building on what has come before while expanding it in astonishing ways. This is undoubtedly one of the best albums of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Poignant, lush and beautifully played, this is another predictably wonderful record from The Antlers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Field Report’s debut maintains a wondrous sense of ambiguity while still creating an unbelievable urgency.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly excellent rock record.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Julianna Barwick is crafting gorgeously effecting sounds in a way that nobody has quite heard before, far beyond the snickering Enya comparisons or the reductive ties to Eno's ambience, this isn't music for thinking or studying, this is just music for living.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a taut, epic and well-rounded piece, dripping in atmosphere.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the inexperienced deterred by Fela's 30 minute jams, Seun Kuti offers a more digestible approach to the afrobeat form, without sacrificing any of the clarity and energy of the original brand. For the already initiated, it's a crisper, more modern approach--unlikely to offer much that is truly new or unexpected, but insanely inspiring nonetheless.