New Musical Express (NME)'s Scores

  • Music
For 3,842 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 4.1 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:
3,842 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Seldom Seen Kid is a stunning record, a career-best from a band whose consistency has seldom been matched by any British indie band this decade.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an album that leaves you in absolutely no doubt that, at the very least, Pascal Arbez-Nicolas is the best thing to come out of France since Daft Punk. [30 Apr 2005, p.63]
    • New Musical Express (NME)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By turns brooding and effervescent, but always outrageous fun, 'Writer's Block' is a compact minor classic.
    • New Musical Express (NME)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Silent Alarm' is no 'Franz Ferdinand'. In fact, listen to it with the words 'popular' and 'arty' in mind and its spirit is closer to the Manic Street Preachers' 'The Holy Bible'. [5 Feb 2005, p.49]
    • New Musical Express (NME)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The objective was to make a fucking brilliant album where the mood is king, the delivery is queen and studied modern coolness is a jester that's one misplaced quip away from being the lion's breakfast. And, of course, they've succeeded.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Within all the emotional turmoil, there's a lot for the listener to love.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seems that after all the pale imitators, Radiohead finally have a competitor worthy of healthy comparison.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning LP that, in a just world, would do for Roky what the "American Recordings" series did for Johnny Cash.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Album of the year? It's definitely a contender. [7 Aug 2004, p.49]
    • New Musical Express (NME)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Time will tell how Primary Colours stands up to the likes of "Loveless" or "Psychocandy," but right now, this feels like the British art-rock album we’ve all been waiting for.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't just her finest album, but one of early 2012's best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
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    Arctic Monkeys’ fifth record is absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of their career. It might also be the greatest record of the last decade.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all his fragility, Avi is as good a songwriter as anyone who's ever traded under Sub Pop's logo. And that's quite a claim.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece that merges the experimentation and freedom of their side projects with Cave’s most tender songcraft.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s heavenly, in its own troubled way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s still a lot to love about B&S, but there was something magical, otherworldly even, about them during this period that this compilation captures perfectly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put simply, this is fantasy pop, performed to perfection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s wrought with haunting, high-stakes emotions, but the strength of Scott’s voice means it never feels melodramatic or plainly vulnerable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's like the best bits of every extreme metal subgenre: a deathly crossover of sludgy, blackened thrash that will put hairs on your chest.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Origin: Orphan is the sound of The Hidden Cameras finally proving they can make records as wham-bam powerful as their performances, with deliciously sumptuous results.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is big, epic, widescreen music, albeit wonderfully understated. [5 Mar 2005, p.51]
    • New Musical Express (NME)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lyrics, meanwhile, continue to move FOTL up two or three rungs of excellence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the reasons Major Arcana works so well is because it’s addictive and fun, which could explain how these characters got into such a mess in the first place.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ten years after their last masterpiece, The Flaming Lips have finally produced another one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By celebrating what it is to be a freak in 2004 they've made a debut that's unique yet uniting, deep yet designed for the dance-floor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The funniest, most refreshing British debut in years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Icky Thump' is brilliant, there's no way around that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DIIV need you, and you sure as hell need DIIV.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exhilarating and violent.