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 Rings Around The World
Lowest review score: 25 The History of Rock
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 140
140 music reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    OutKast are hip hop’s version of Radiohead: the only consistently platinum act concerned with not only pushing the limits of their genre to another level, but moving music as a whole.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flaws aside, Speakerboxxx more than lives up to its billing.... The Love Below, however, is a revelation.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album's songs do not attack you with bombast but rather smother you in a slow burn, like gathering frost suffocating a mournful shut-in.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stories is rich with texture and memorable melodies.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A beautiful, magical, mystical soundtrack; similar to Homogenic, but in a sense, more light-hearted and full of love.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This album is to Unwound what Daydream Nation was to Sonic Youth: the application of wild imagination and ruthless harmonies to a more mainstream format, while largely dispensing with their heritage and experiments.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Low's most accomplished album yet, if not its most creative.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Agaetis Byrjun stands up in overall artistic merit to any record ever made.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stark, mostly beautiful but sometimes mind-numbing disc.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another shining psychedelic opus.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The White Stripes are a great rock and roll band, and White Blood Cells a suitable coming-out party.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of 2000's best rock records.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their music is as strong as ever and they certainly deserve your attention.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throughout, Trail Of Dead make off like indie rock legends at the top of their game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has so many promising moments, so few -- and I would say hardly any -- flaws, that I just can't help but think, "what if he saw it through?"
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the Flaming Lips' most listenable records and another step up the ladder toward pop perfection.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album of stark beauty and utter honesty.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no doubt in my mind -- and in this I seem to have a lot of company -- that Transatlanticism is Death Cab For Cutie's best album so far.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Somehow The Ugly Organ has enough pop appeal and pseudo-uplifting sentiment to make it listenable.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mwng fits right in with their unique vision, and shows that the band can happily and productively work outside of the traditional bounds of the music industry.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike past efforts, the songs don't overstay their welcome, evoking more smile-enducing moments than one would come to expect from RHP
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the last third of the CD isn’t nearly as good as the first two-thirds.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although some aspects of the group's live show threaten to turn the entire thing into an ironic joke, the excellent music here betrays no such mixed messages.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Blood Money should be heard as a complete piece of music -- like watching a play -- and some tracks that might appear thin on their own will be revealed as far meatier in context.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This ambient/noise/psychedelic amalgam is limited by tedious repetition and a lack of emotional focus.