New Musical Express (NME)'s Scores

  • Music
For 3,899 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 These Were The Earlies
Lowest review score: 0 Streets Of Gold
Score distribution:
3,899 music reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Austra’s music has always felt like it comes from the same place, too--a dark dancefloor mania of hot-blooded movement and dark sentiment – and new EP Habitat is no different.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The pair attack a chunky selection of bluesy Wilko originals with gusto.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Power's handful of great tunes make it worth the wait, but its more affected moments make it difficult to love.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Sun Kil Moon frontman may revel in the role of indie-rock’s great white grinch, but as Sings Christmas Carols proves, he’s no more immune to the spirit of the season than his furry green counterpart was.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Right up to the cover of Mud’s ‘Lonely This Christmas’ done as though it’s East 17’s ‘Stay Another Day’, this is a Christmas riot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Recorded in sessions at a French convent and a San Francisco studio and featuring analogue electronics alongside strings, brass and woodwind, Geocidal is monolithic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The turgid ‘Robots From Hell’ aside, they carry it off.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very weird album, but a very intriguing one too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Uptown Special is Ronson’s moment of absolution: you can try to hate it, but in the end, as with all the best pop music, resistance is futile.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that on The Mindsweep, Shikari's message is occasionally lost among the madness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not a bad record, but, ultimately, All We Are lacks energy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though Gliss Riffer comes with no added extras it still creaks under the weight of its experiments.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Both modern and natural, tragedy has tugged defiance from The Charlatans once more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Childish’s defiant presence guides.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An exuberant record that is well worth your time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The result is a beguiling--albeit, at seven tracks, rather short--set of intricate, finger-picked songs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's still shrouded in the frontman's down-in-the-mouth moodiness, its slinking rhythms offer the album's most striking and effective contrast between light and dark.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mourn exhibits a young band fully aware of their own qualities: fierceness, confidence and brutally simple songwriting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It sounds like the start of another beautiful friendship.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I Want To Grow Up doesn’t exactly break new ground, it compensates by being affecting, relatable and having occasional gnarly solos.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chasing Yesterday has its flaws, but they’re far outnumbered by moments where it succeeds in catching up with its titular quarry.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another Eternity is a far more mainstream-sounding album than their 2012 debut ‘Shrines’, but it’s also rooted in sounds from the underground.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sunne is a grotty, grubby and exciting refining of Cheatahs' sound.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Policy is a gloriously unhinged sprawl of a record, but fittingly for the man who constructed sparse piano tech-paeans for the soundtrack to Spike Jonze’s 2013 movie Her, the downbeat moments resonate, too.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yet although much of it coasts along on autopilot, it can be outrageously good fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an impressively unpredictable record that veers down wildly different paths, in ways no previous Modest Mouse album has dared.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frenzied excitement still prevails.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A more diverse and calculated album than a usual Hey Colossus offering, and all the better for it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The assembled talent takes This Is The Kit’s traditional folk to the edge of the avant-garde.
    • New Musical Express (NME)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lyrically and musically, Gallows are a very different band from the one who made ‘Grey Britain’, and the fact that you can’t imagine them making this album (or its predecessor) with Carter will remain a deal-breaker for some.