musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 3,912 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% 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 Teens of Style
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
3912 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Poison Season is another excellent Destroyer album, packed with songs that are graceful, beautiful and, yes, hummable.
    • 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.