musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 4,330 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 Blank Project
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
4330 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [A] supreme collection of future-perfect broken nostalgia.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Champs deserve to be gracing grander environs on the back of this album, and while that may not happen, Down Like Gold does ensure that they’ll have thousands of eyes trained on them when they make their next move.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether stark and menacing, grief-laden or simply plain daft, Lodestar is a triumph of storytelling and sound.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's plenty of pop tunes here, but there's also enough self expression and leftfield rambling to make this an album of real interest.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a 21st century rock band, there isn't a single moment here that threatens to turn into an 'anthem' to be balled out at the Nestle-Monsanto Rock Festival at a mud-pit near you next summer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They have formed the most remarkable of pairings, crafting an album of such beauty that past reference is made redundant.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album's not for everyone, but if her sound is to your taste, then it will prove a rewarding, delectable, necessary thing: one of this year's most consistently interesting albums.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As this wildly talented, unpredictable and near flawless young singer and musician bids her farewell with the album's longest track, BaBopBye Ya, this time in cocktail club torch singer style, one can but marvel at the impressive range, ambition (realised) and detail of this deeply polished, professional yet utterly, brilliantly bonkers album.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By the time the spine-tingling hidden track after the closing Wanderer Wandering has faded out, you’ll be convinced you’ve heard one of the best albums of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vulnicura feels, overall, as if it is one of Björk’s most successful albums, one where she mostly finds sonic strategies that are well matched with her concepts and themes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album sees a succession of warm, hushed acoustic guitar textures provide an accommodating bed in which Nadler's flawless vocals can rest. The hazy sound and crepuscular feel to parts of the album recall fellow vocalist Hope Sandoval, or occasionally a more fragile and more gothic Cat Power.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've any common sense, plot a listen soon.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They've succeeded in making an album that does well to second-guess its listener, whilst never disowning the sound that first brought Greene to the foreground. "Chillwave" might be dead and buried, but Washed Out has only just set foot in the water.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oozing fun out of every pore, this record is the perfect tonic to the increasingly troubled times that 2009 brings with it and will most likely feature on many of those Best Of lists come December.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While The Terror feels at first glance like an exercise in noise and disintegration, repeated listens reveal it to be a dark, challenging, and ultimately rewarding work of genius. It may be their best yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You could make a fair case for it not even being as good as Funeral – but my oh my, it's close.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Psychic 9-5 Club is a rare, gentle masterpiece, and to paraphrase Kurt Cobain, this album definitely won’t let you forget your ex-girlfriend.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not an easy listen and will send hipsters scurrying for their bobble hats and fake specs, but this is the sound of a band pushing themselves, challenging their audience and making something to be proud of.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record is fun, it’s exuberant, and it’s diverse--and yet nothing sounds unnatural or feels crowbarred in.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Something Rain sounds like a band in their prime, switching between styles effortlessly and enjoying a new lease of life.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What really makes The Invisible Invasion excellent, better even than that oft-feted debut, is what they achieve when they go a little bit crazy.
    • 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
    With simple, delicate moments of memorable poignancy such as Banjo or Amen, he has now made a late masterpiece.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, there is no getting away from the fact that WMABMT is a remarkable album. In fact, it is hard to think of anything else quite like it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallon's understanding of the redemptive power of music elevates American Slang from being a good record to a great one.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I Forget Where We Were is an album to grow into rather than one of instant satisfaction, one that blossoms upon every subsequent listen, one to clutch close to your heart and cherish forever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a story (almost cinematic), a journey, and far and away the greatest album they’ve done so far.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In broadening their horizons they've not sacrificed quality, every note and sound is perfectly executed. Foals have made impressive strides forward, and you'd be mad not to follow them.