New Musical Express (NME)'s Scores

  • Music
For 3,732 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Random Access Memories
Lowest review score: 0 Streets Of Gold
Score distribution:
3,732 music reviews
    • 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
    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
    It’s heavenly, in its own troubled way.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My Maudlin Career is the kind of record that exists to reward those both mad, and sad, in love.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most exciting hip-hop releases not only of this year, but in recent memory. [27 Nov 2004, p.61]
    • New Musical Express (NME)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an album of outstanding natural beauty, an organic, wholesome work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    on their third album, the combination of Canadian indie (Broken Social Scene), psychedelic ’60s rock (Love), cosmic ’70s pop (ELO) and shoegaze (Ride) is nothing short of beautiful.