New Musical Express (NME)'s Scores

  • Music
For 3,688 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 Embryonic
Lowest review score: 0 Two
Score distribution:
3,688 music reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where 'The Remote Part' was their 'Green'-esque lunge into the spotlight, 'Warnings/Promises' is their full-blwon 'Out Of Time' spectacular. But with less twangle, more teeth. [5 Mar 2005, p.50]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A painfully honest, emotionally draining album. [22 Jan 2005, p.49]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pummelling electro punk at it's finest.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's going to be a hearty scrap between this lot, Muse and the Monkeys when album of the year time comes round.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The true masters have finally awakened from their slumber.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Swoon is a bit of a dying whale of a record. In a good way; vast, dark, a little mysterious, sad, dignified and palpably in pain.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The spontaneous sounding arrangements--topped by Watson's uniquely mercurial voice--are at turns ornate, grand and subtle, but never less than totally bewitching.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tribes have roared back fiercer than ever.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Complete and utter filth from start to finish, and that's as high a compliment as we can bestow on an album.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
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    They've just made the best rock album since Andrew WK's 'I Get Wet'.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It traverses a spacious, synth-dusted soundworld many future-dreampop miles from their girl-group and grit beginnings; the ambition will be a sonic shock to those who wanted the band to stay the 'working-class heroes' they wryly joke about being. It shouldn't, really.