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  • Music
For 3,590 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 The Black Parade
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
3,590 music reviews
    • 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
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    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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is an album by a band at the very peak of their powers--one that will make you want to throw your hands up and surrender to its magnificent beauty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The National were worried that they wouldn't be able to follow up Alligator, that fans would be disappointed. Boxer proves their fears ungrounded - and that Alligator was no one classic wonder.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album feels perfectly formed as it is though.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The use of the church organ is a particular masterstroke and it imbues Hecker's compositions here not with grandiosity, but with a sort of faded grandeur that chimes brilliantly with his familiar themes. It also offers a superb range of texture and sound, sometimes attacking and aggressive, at others soft and warm.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the hooky riffs and unforgiving pace make it a fantastic rock album in itself, but only Fucked Up would chose to play out a tragedy to this soundtrack.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To those of you out there who crave immediate, wistful pop music that will make you smile about the future and make you cry about the past, you won’t find a better album this decade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There’s just not enough of that unhinged brilliance across the board unfortunately; a little more weirdness might have led to something wonderful. As it is, this is a assured debut, but lacking any real surprises.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you admire The Knife’s music for its incredible unpredictability and off-the-scale inventiveness, you are likely to consider this to be at least amongst their best work yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rooks is a hugely self-assured and often compelling album, which looks outside of the world of modern man for inspiration, and in most cases, finds it in spades.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's absorbing and enchanting without having to resort to formulaic song structures, pop thrills or radio-friendly catchiness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The success of the album lies partly in the production, which allows the teenagers close to the limits of acceptable disorder, but reins them in and lays on the quality when needed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sometimes Simon suffers from a sort of elder statesman's churlishness or cynicism (like a musical version of Grumpy Old Men), which is not entirely appealing, and some of the songs seem a little under-developed. There is, however, enough here to suggests that new Paul Simon albums should be bigger events.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This compilation may primarily be valuable for illustrating the full length and breadth of Sylvian's musical progression.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet far from being miserable, this is a record substantially more alive than its eponymous predecessor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a cleverly and thoughtfully composed album, bereft of filler and loaded with style and substance.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Impossible Truth is among the year’s most vivid and evocative albums so far, revealing new and absorbing details with every listen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you know what's good for you, however, you'll drink the whole album in, because intelligently constructed and musically thrilling records like this are a rare, rare find.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Helplessness Blues sees the band finally reach the top of Barringer Hill and set off in majestic flight over the sunshine blessed countryside.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kozelek is a songwriter operating with audacity and confidence, composing wry and forthright confessionals that investigate areas of everyday darkness and despair too rarely explored in popular song.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we ultimately get with New Moon feels in part like a Best Of retrospective, but also in part a surreptitious and rather voyeuristic peek at Smith's innermost workings and thoughts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seasons Of My Soul... rarely moves above midtempo or out of 6/8 time, and in its warm duvet of production it makes for a soupy listen, even more so on the second or third spin. But that won't diminish the album's efficacy as music for dinner parties or - let's face it - tender baby-making.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is out in the margins, removed from 'pop' and 'alternative' genres by the scale of its reach, its bloody and bold ambition. It is complex, multilayered, densely plotted, wordy. It's also scary, harsh and bruised.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it stands apart, this is an evolution that will please both Wild Beasts' early adopters and the many converts that will surely follow from what is, without doubt, one of the stand out releases of the year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It might take a week, a month, or even a year for it to yield up all its treasures; but after only a week in its company, this reviewer's instincts tell him that Have One On Me is a masterpiece.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ambitious yet restrained, elegant yet exciting, Veckatimest is an endlessly-rewarding album which seems destined to vie with Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion for the title of the year's best.