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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 Europe
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
3,534 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an incredibly well fused and structured album that taps into a wide range of emotions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big production bombast in the latter half of the record--especially on 'Africa,' the English-language 'I Follow You' and the title track--could happily be skipped over, but there's at least half a record here that's as indispensible as it is likeable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where before they gave the distinct feel of a quick side-project for a bunch of talented musicians who were currently in other bands, on Mirrored it's clear that their hearts and souls are in every one of these songs.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has little in the way of variation, even less in the way of optimism, but feels completely whole despite that lacking.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Vernon leaving the seclusion of the forests and, as many of the track titles suggest, moving through towns, cities and open spaces.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's the big numbers, when Hegarty steps up to the microphone, that reveal Hercules And Love Affair as a project that captures not only the full range of moods on a night out on the tiles, but also the full range of human emotions from the start of a night to its end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst it is true that Aphex Twin’s delicate and more minimalist side is neglected on Syro, save for the piano kiss-off of aisatsana (102), there are plenty of signs of James maturing and developing as an artist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Young Man In America, Anaïs Mitchell has created her second consecutive masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fay consistently finds beauty in the world and is not afraid to express such sentiments. There are also moments of very real sadness--but a hard-won wisdom and acceptance cuts through.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s all intelligently arranged, but also in thrall to the energy and swing of jazz tradition--there is plenty of rhythm and blues during the improvising.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Robyn has assured her contemporaries that pop life does not end as a tweenie, that pop music can be for adults, and that adults can be Do It Yourself indie artists, so long as one thing is in place: talent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a work that’s beautifully single minded, but may be a little too much of an undertaking for some. What’s inescapable is that it’s the sound of a person bravely questioning her place in the world, often in inspired fashion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is, quite simply, one of the essential albums of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halcyon Digest is a triumph of multilayered nuance, and repeated listens reveal its genius buried just beyond the obvious.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an album that sparkles with invention and surprise.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gelb has produced his most focused work in ages.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LCD Soundsystem's many fans will want this principally for the bonus tracks but will probably already have the rest of 45:33.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of its kind, Bakesale is a classic, and well worth reappraising.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So in summary if you are looking for an album that could almost double up as an engrossing series of short stories, with tales from the darker side of life and love, then you could certainly do worse than dip into this album.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unknown quantity to me before the first listen, by the third play I was already plotting which of my friends I would be lending it to and reprimanding myself for not having come across them sooner.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is yet another one of those records about escapism, yearning for a bolt of light in the dark, an end to normality. And it finds it, to almighty effect; producing the kind of rapturous charge that no bedroom-dance record has ever assembled before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Proclamations of his greatness may be slightly exaggerated, but Cosmogramma certainly adds to a deservedly growing reputation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an adventurous, seductive and plush exploration of the depths of progressive and popular metal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shields is full of both genuine surprises and moments of transcendent beauty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The integration of beats, synths, strings and piano offers an uninterrupted, textured suite that is as assured as it is enveloping.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LP1
    It’s remarkable the album sounds so cohesive and richly defined.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The legions who bought and enjoyed El Camino are sure to enjoy this unofficial second helping and those who yearn for more of the freakier blues of Rebennack's 1960s heyday are certain to agree this brilliant gumbo is just what the doctor ordered.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it might not be as rewarding a listening experience as Cooder's Cuban albums, this is still a set that demands repeated hearing, and I doubt there'll be another record as lovingly crafted as this all year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sullivan's intelligent use of layers and loops create a phenomenally dense but remarkably accessible soundscape as the band constantly ebb and flow between bombast and introspection.