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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Rings Around The World
Lowest review score: 25 The History of Rock
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 140
140 music reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Is The History Of Rock the worst album of all time? In a word: Probably. I suppose I can’t say for sure, as I haven’t heard Kid Rock’s other records.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its boisterous, melodic rock is invigorating to hear from a storm-weathered, 24-year old band.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The band's most consistent, well-written effort yet.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The big downside is the lyrics.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    He wastes half of the ideas for lack of a good singer, and can't resist some counterproductive musical doodling in the arrangements.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of 2000's best rock records.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She retains her unique quality to marry upbeat, elegant melodies to witty lyrics that exhibit a disenchanted but honest take on life and love.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Once again defiantly demonstrates Ween's talent and versatility.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album of stark beauty and utter honesty.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The best record Lou Reed has made in a long time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The uninitiated will still perceive these songs as music to slit your wrists to, but The Covers Record is actually the first time Chan Marshall lets her hair down for more than one song per album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A very pretty, measured album of slow, organ-supported mood crawls. And nothing else.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Cure fans will enjoy this record, it's well-made and Smith doesn't break character. Everybody else, no sequels to "The Love Cats" will be found herein. Feel free to stay the hell away.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Music this laid-back but this deep, so full-bodied and yet so restrained, could only have been made by Lambchop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This album's not a joke. It's too damn good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    On Pawn she chooses to rock, but in her own unique swinging way. Her songs are not ballads, but epics of rock, classical and postmodern music.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the Flaming Lips' most listenable records and another step up the ladder toward pop perfection.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the last third of the CD isn’t nearly as good as the first two-thirds.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    13
    With patience, 13 reveals itself as sort of a poor man's OK Computer, only instead of Radiohead's airborne sonic journey through the future, Blur investigates the murk of its inner-city swamps.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Regardless of how much noodling, compromising or second guessing this trio does, Martsch and crew remain the best band America is not listening to.