New Musical Express (NME)'s Scores

  • Music
For 4,363 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Lowest review score: 0 Maroon
Score distribution:
4363 music reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply put, Strokes have every quality rock'n'roll requires from its finest exponents and Is This It is where they come together.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ten years after their last masterpiece, The Flaming Lips have finally produced another one.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The good news is that American Dream delivers, point by point, on everything you could want from an LCD Soundsystem album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For what it is, for what it does, for what it represents and for exposing the idiocy of people who only care about 'what it earns us', then, a truly, TRULY great pop record.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This music is the electronic, Warp-inspired answer to Brian Wilson's 'Smile.' [31 Jul 2004, p.41]
    • New Musical Express (NME)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A powerful piece of work, but one that will leave you with as many questions as it does answers.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
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    They've just made the best rock album since Andrew WK's 'I Get Wet'.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Konnichiwa is a landmark in British street music, a record good enough to take on the world without having to compromise one inch in the process.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    White Lung have somewhat softened their ragged edges and in doing so have created one of the most compelling albums of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Acoustic Recordings is a selective, rather than exhaustive, portrait of White as an artist, but for a guy who’s spent most of the 18 years this compilation spans dogmatically adhering to self-imposed restrictions, there’s a remarkable amount of diversity here--and not a clunker to be found.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The south London grime don delivers a knockout debut that’s brash and pensive in equal measure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s tonnes of fun to be had from absorbing the duo’s fury, and El-P’s sci-fi beats are as thrillingly big ‘n’ bad as ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a rudely excellent album, introspective without ever being indulgent, OTT in all the right ways, honest and brave, full of brilliant songs with lyrics to chew over for months.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With features from current genre dons Devlin, JME, Frisco, Flowdan and, of course, Skepta, it feels like a celebration of all grime achieved in 2016.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As parting statements go, Post Pop Depression is solid gold proof of his genius.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Let England Shake is an album that only the Polly Harvey of today could have written.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkable album, one that only grows more awesome with each listen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ultimately it’s the album’s sense of humanity, not its innate clever-cleverness, that elevates it to something special.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even if you've been fortunate enough to live with these tracks over the last year or so, they still sound more vital, more likely to make you form your own band than anything else out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Energy, desire and that indefinable cool that any great rock band must have burst from every angle. This album feels like a celebration, and Sheer Mag sure deserve one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An album packed with shimmering highlights.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No other record released this year will provoke such conflicting emotions in you. Skeleton Tree is both beautiful and harrowing, hard to listen to but even harder to look away from.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whatever this is, it’s jaw-dropping.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    AM
    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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By assembling a cast of their favourite musicians and delving into their adolescent memories, Daft Punk have created something as emotionally honest as any singer-songwriter confessional--and a lot more fun to dance to.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The full, colourful spectrum of Jamie is on show here, as broad as it’s ever been.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It all adds up to the most serene, stylistically varied album Marling has ever created.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exhilarating and violent.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Let It Come Down' is another towering achievement - both musically and emotionally.... This is music as it's meant to be: raw, colossal and awe-inspiring. No wonder everything else just pales in comparison.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Virtuosity and accessibility have never been easy bedfellows, but Strange Mercy is one of those rare albums that makes you think and makes you fall in love.