musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 3,554 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 Release The Stars
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
3,554 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The record is a captivating and challenging insight into the mindset of an intelligent artist who is pushing himself further than ever before, taking his music in new and fascinating directions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Singles is a record that is experimental, yet hugely accessible.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is so intricate, rich and multilayered that it’s difficult to do justice to its overall sound.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s different enough from its predecessor to show marked progress, but with all the original essentials present and correct. The bar was set high; All Pigs Must Die have set it higher still.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Allo Darlin' have achieved their aim of not producing a carefree record again, and then some--instead, they've created one of considerable, admirable depth and nous, though it retains the warm, personal nature of its predecessor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cerebral listening.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With music sounding this raw, vibrant and strikingly different to the current generation yet achingly familiar to those that will remember the original post-punk era, Viet Cong have tapped into something exciting, something too big to be contained in a Canadian city most famous for winter sports, and something that could just be the tip of the iceberg for yet another intriguing Canadian act.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In their own, low key, understated way, Elbow continue to beguile and impress.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These expertedly crafted songs do deserve a wider hearing, and if this album is to remain a hidden treasure, then it's the general public's loss in all honesty.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Temple Beautiful is a wonderfully eloquent depiction of, and dedication to, the wildness of his adopted city, a bittersweet ode to the feral nature of urban living amongst the greats and the not-so-greats, the wannabes and the has-beens.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Demon Days as a whole is a thing of considerable depth and melancholia and offers rather more soul than the cartoon gimmick would suggest.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Los Campesinos! continue to compose intelligent, well thought out songs, endearingly so, and eschew any trends other than the one they're setting for themselves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Deacon wasn't a force to be reckoned with before, then by gum, he is now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What is most startling... is the amount of emotional depth that Turner's injected into his songs here.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The faithful will lap up every eccentric note, of course, but there's much here for the uninitiated to delight in as well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is an intelligent and deeply human album and it would be no exaggeration to say that it’s already a modern classic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The guitar sounds throughout Salad Days are pristine, the lyrics sublime and the vocals... the Lennon-isms are often befuddling but they can only be applauded.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The occasional overlong segment of a song (The Battle Of Hampton Roads) and self-pitying tone and vocal that skate a little close to "emo" (No Future Part Three...) are really the only complaints that can be levelled. This very American, sometimes Irish-American sounding album, funny, occasionally scabrous, occasionally angry but most often simply passionate, is one of the smartest and most intelligent punk releases in a while, and one of the most enjoyable too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is a slender, fat-free affair, all Gallic swerve and subtle swagger. This may well be the album to broaden their fan-base wider then the fashionable glitterati.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music on Field Of Reeds is certainly not easily accessible but, at its heart, this is a supremely evocative album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's reminiscent at times to what pal and label stablemate Will Oldham did on Bonnie "Prince" Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heartleap benefits from some subtle, unexpected instrumentation, including kalimba and vibraphone butalthough it does include contributions from her touring band (including the great guitarist Gareth Dickson), it still feels personal to the point of being solitary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It all makes for a captivating listen or a dreamy forty minutes, whatever your preference - though a possible failing can be found in only occasional glimpses of the human soul.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It doesn’t quite always work, but it is a promising reinvention.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can almost feel the wind and rain outside, and this adds to the mixture of melancholia and euphoria throughout, the latter realised most obviously on 'Waving Flags.' And that's the spirit that runs through this fine album, staying with the listener long after the final stanzas of 'We Close Our Eyes' bring it full circle.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all Fagen's obsession with precision, this still feels like a remarkably relaxed, quietly confident album--sleek, urbane and sophisticated.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Words And Music isn't just a celebration of popular music, but a hymnal ode to a loss of innocence, an end to the passions of our childhood.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As has frequently been the case with later Yo La Tengo albums, the surface appearance of this music is deceptively simple. Delve beneath it, and the artistry that has fuelled the group for three decades gradually reveals itself.