musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 3,781 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 Dirty Words
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
3,781 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fine record.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Young Fathers are exactly as their name suggests: firstly young, but more noteworthy, brutally honest father-figures who show the music world that, when you take musical and topical risks, you get noticed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a pleasure to report that the latest SFA opus is a joy from start to finish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And such are the music's joyous highs, subtle thrills and rich and deep layers, they can undoubtedly be judged one of the most worthwhile and special bands currently at large.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The whole of Entomology should open new ears and eyes to Josef K's thrilling, scraping, clattering greatness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a smart, attentive-demanding progression--within the song and throughout the album as a whole--that deftly captures various stages of love’s cycle. With added synths.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those that are willing to kiss goodbye to the guitars and join Parker on his latest detour, you’re likely to get swept away by the dreaminess of Currents. It’s just a shame that the undeniable majesty of opener Let It Happen sees the album peak at a high it can never hope to reach for the remainder of its existence.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, Heavy Ghost is weird, but Stith's melodies are simple and wonderful, making his experimentation easy to follow and, with his enchanting choral throughout, it's easy to get lost in every song--or even engulfed into a new fantastical land that you may never want to escape from.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His is a rare talent, demanding to be heard.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Electric finds Pet Shop Boys more daring and accomplished than most pop stars half their age.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a epic scale to many of these tracks, and there is also an underlying and undeniable sense of violence. Yet curiously Aurora is also one of Frost’s most accessible and positive sounding records, and one of his most metallic and industrial efforts to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amid all this existential and transcendental pondering, there’s the sense that Vampire Weekend have re-imagined themselves as the sort of band who could be doing this well into their 30s.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heaven is a tantalising glimpse at just how brilliantly amazing Rebecca can be when she wants to be.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a debut album, this is remarkable stuff and hints at even better things to come.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It makes for a wonderfully life affirming record, capable of humour, joy and reflection. Every home should have one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The message might be shorter this time around, but it is just as pointed and effective.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite their faults, The Black Keys do have something to offer the world in terms of reliable, entertaining garage rock. Just don't expect innovation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the lovely melodies and Vega's hushed vocals make it perfectly good background music, to achieve the full effect you have to listen to those lyrics--she's one of the finest lyricists of recent times.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With the lightweight numbers up front and the centrepiece dominating the lacklustre cast around it, the album is surely one of the most uneven and unsatisfying in recent memory from Callahan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Best listened to in silence on a home stereo with cinematic projection; this is a remarkable achievement from Johannsson, and a welcome change from the string-drenched sound that has become ubiquitous in modern film scores.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lewis has made a striking debut that delights in the most surprising of ways.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Wake Up The Nation is an impressive achievement which sees Weller's brand of psychedelic soul-rock revitalized. Retro has rarely sounded this fresh.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [An] understated but epic album.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Richly melodic and beautifully performed, A Piece Of What You Need deserves to be a big commercial hit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What is most impressive about Route One Or Die is the utter sense of conviction and commitment brought to every aspect of this complex, intricate music.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost In The Glare is a wonderfully cohesive album of instrumental-avant-Americana.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pop Tune is in the top handful of records that Shonen Knife have released; a slight update on the rougher sound they pedalled in the first half of their career, but it still sounds DIY-enough to please the faithfuls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not be new any more, but it’s still formidably potent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of its impassioned politics and firebrand title, Statement Of Intent for the most part pursued a more mature writing style with greater depth and subtlety. Everything We Hold continues this trend, whilst also offering strong, affecting songs that might increase this band’s commercial potential.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the grand age of 72, he’s grown into his voice and can sing with conviction and honesty, but not at the expense of youthful venom.