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  • Music
For 3,634 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 Ten Love Songs
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
3,634 music reviews
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a record that follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, offering up melodic psyche-pop numbers in which walls of sound are daubed with deceptively dark lyrics.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short, Pavement's influence will continue to be felt for years to come, and this compilation admirably explains why.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever, original, complicated, sometimes frustrating but more often revelatory, it will, given time, uncover its manifold delights.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ny quibbles are minor here though, for Devotion is a truly impressive debut album from yet another talented British singer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best albums of the year so far.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disjointed, imperfect, tender and raw, at the final reckoning it sits as a fitting epitaph.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Houck’s sixth full-length album takes the mournful country-rock seemingly perfected on Here’s To Taking Things Easy and runs with it, creating his most realised record yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yo La Tengo have nothing left to prove and this allows them the room and scope to simply showcase their talents, which are many and admirable as well as being both under-exposed and under-appreciated.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They are like nothing you've ever heard before and everything you one day hoped you would, too strong for the charts and too corrupting for MTV.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This sense of being aware of our own impending death leading to a heightened sense of life sums up perfectly The Airing of Grievances, an album that bemoans the past, shrugs it's shoulders and raises a glass to the future.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With simple, delicate moments of memorable poignancy such as Banjo or Amen, he has now made a late masterpiece.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It should be an overblown, riotous mess, but it's perfectly held together by musicians seemingly forged as one by long nights in spit and sawdust boozers, and in singer Craig Finn, a lyricist of remarkable poise and eloquence.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Matthew E White and his Spacebomb house band have created a brilliant debut, one that will undoubtedly have artists queueing up to be a part of this newly established project.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ode
    While the theme of the album may be dedications to others, what Mehldau has ultimately crafted is an ode to the confidence, style and precision of his own trio's playing, displaying all the panache and charm of old companions reuniting once more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times, it is a little overwhelming over the 17 tracks, but there are plenty of beautiful moments here, the sort of moments which continue to propel BOC well ahead of many of their IDM contemporaries.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be leaps and bounds ahead of previous St Vincent releases, but this is a rich and multi-faceted album to pay close attention to.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So minimal and calm is much of The Harrow & The Harves that Six Horses comes as something of a shock. It displays the same studied but honest approach to American folk music that characterises the whole album but adds harmonica and, yes, handclaps!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lizzobangers is a triumphant album by an extraordinary artist and woman, whose girl-empowering lyricism and social consciousness puts her at the top of the underground and alternative hip-hop community.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The National have pulled off a neat trick here - an immediate, commercial album that grows with each listen. While High Violet is patently as good as its antecedents, it is also very much its own beast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's one thing it proves, it's this: Goldfrapp are an exceptional singles band.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is easily Beyoncé’s best album yet, a clear progression from her previous work and a musical triumph.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album of gorgeous, lush songs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This entire album is in a constant state of movement, and could just be their finest moment yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To say Lookaftering takes up where Just Another Diamond Day left off is an understatement. It feels like no time has elapsed at all since 1970, neither in her own life nor the outside world.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    No longer the challenging, lo-fi music of yore, what has arrived in its place doesn't have the individuality or character to sustain longer lasting interest.