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 1.4 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More in the vein of Built To Spill's Perfect From Now On than the latest Doves or Travis albums, Asleep is structured as an epic, almost prog-rock album that, once spun, reveals itself as a comfortable listen, containing a number of classic pop songwriting turns within its vastness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The first Mouse On Mars album to truly surprise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the last third of the CD isn’t nearly as good as the first two-thirds.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    BLD is arguably Black's most straightforward rock album; his sound is becoming more and more "classic rock" with each passing record.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Live In New York City does nothing to diminish Bruce and his bandmates’ reputation as one of rock history’s finest live acts, it doesn’t offer many listeners a substantial reward for purchase.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It augments the band's traditional pop sound with string arrangements and baroque instrumentation, to varying degrees of success.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to fresh melodies, a surprisingly effective voice, ever powerful rhythms, and burning guitar/bass workouts, Jason Loewenstein has coined a voice of his own.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its boisterous, melodic rock is invigorating to hear from a storm-weathered, 24-year old band.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's not that the music is bad, per se, it's just not very interesting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The material is maddeningly inconsistent, sometimes in the course of the same song.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A rather haphazard collection of dialogue snippets, instrumental vignettes, and the occasional proper Belle song.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Retains the experience of its formative years in the heyday of psychedelic collective Elephant Six, but expresses itself in more of a straightforward manner, with a set of agreeable pop-rock tunes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Certainly Blonde Redhead's most accessible yet.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's an okay album, not nearly as overproduced as Liquid Skin nor as unnecessary as Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline. It isn't anywhere near the stellar debut, though, which is quickly becoming a tag Gomez is sick of hearing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The majority of the new songs are keepers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With White Pony, the Deftones have crafted the kind of top-notch album that Tool and Korn have been wanting to make for years.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dog has a strong, old-school rock and roll feel to it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A very pretty, measured album of slow, organ-supported mood crawls. And nothing else.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A glossy, major-label-sounding record that’s dull, atmospheric, frustrating, and beautiful in pretty much equal amounts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An odd, almost schizophrenic collection.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By turns alluring, obnoxious, and laugh-out-loud-funny.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On first pass the album might feel like a lateral or even backward step. After repeated spins, however, its subtler arrangements take up digs in your head like pesky squatters who one day, inexplicably, start doing chores or even paying rent.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sounds more like a toss-off by a drunk band in the studio.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an improvement over Standards, which sounded unfinished, but it's nowhere near the peaks of Millions, TNT, or even the self-titled first album's great "Tin Cans And Twine."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Most indie-somethings will scoff defiantly upon hearing the note-for-note schlepping of excerpts from Mogwai's Young Team or the Sonic Youth-isms dripping from some of the guitar build-ups. Still, the members of Kinski, like a stubborn weed in a thicket of thorns, grow past their numerous predecessors at times, unearthing moments of pure psychotropic bliss.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The album has enough setbacks that Terroir Blues cannot be considered on the same page as Trace, Straightaways, or anything he did with Uncle Tupelo.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This ambient/noise/psychedelic amalgam is limited by tedious repetition and a lack of emotional focus.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SDRE has always flirted with prog-rock machinations, but some of these songs are just too over the top to be written off as experiments in musical nostalgia.