Nude As The News' Scores

  • Music
For 140 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Hearts Of Oak
Lowest review score: 25 The History of Rock
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 140
140 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hearts Of Oak is one of those albums on which each song has the power to get you thinking, and the hooks to resonate inside your head long after it's through playing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rings Around The World takes another twelve bold strides forward, applying the technology explored on earlier efforts like Radiator and Guerrilla and the restraint exercised on the more lo-fi Mwng to a fresh set of songs that stretch the group's stylistic boundaries and provide the young century with one of its first classic albums.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As impressive as the early singles were, the material on The Violet Hour is often commensurate, sometimes superior.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The band's most consistent, well-written effort yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Agaetis Byrjun stands up in overall artistic merit to any record ever made.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A beautiful, magical, mystical soundtrack; similar to Homogenic, but in a sense, more light-hearted and full of love.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What is really so special about Gotham! is its infectiousness.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A maddeningly ambitious album, Lifted fits into the pantheon of the great concept records of the past few years, joining the likes of The Flaming Lips' The Soft Bulletin, and Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GBV have made a record that should please any fan still listening.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album leaps between influences of Hawaiian music, classic indie rock, '70s-era orchestration, and country -- all very very delicately, as is Aden's way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s hard to imagine what the Plan could do to top Change, but one thing is for sure: growing up and looking forward has rarely sounded so universally satisfying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is fun, fun, fun stuff -- one of the year’s best albums, no doubt.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all its minimalist musical approach and inherent gloominess, Is A Woman over time proves a creative masterstroke.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rachel's has produced one hell of a gorgeous concept album - a sort of Dark Side Of The Moon for the Debussy set.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The true strength of Elephant Shoe lies in its transcendent quality, in its ability to sweep you away with its hypnotic beauty and transport you to the heights of your own imagination.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flaws aside, Speakerboxxx more than lives up to its billing.... The Love Below, however, is a revelation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throughout, Trail Of Dead make off like indie rock legends at the top of their game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An across-the-board triumph.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolutely awesome album.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album of stark beauty and utter honesty.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stories is rich with texture and memorable melodies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is arguably better than the group's much-heralded debut, if by "better" we just mean more sonically impressive overall.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stark, mostly beautiful but sometimes mind-numbing disc.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a way, this could be Blur's best record.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is hard to shake the feeling that these songs may actually be leftovers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As musically far away as it is from OK Computer, the record is actually a logical progression.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The White Stripes are a great rock and roll band, and White Blood Cells a suitable coming-out party.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Comparisons aside, though, the Strokes do cultivate a sound that's enough theirs to make me wonder what their second and third albums will sound like.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Vapor Trails is a great, straight-forward hard rock album from a band that actually seems to be getting better as it ages.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the Flaming Lips' most listenable records and another step up the ladder toward pop perfection.