Paste Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 2,352 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Score distribution:
2,352 music reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Finds her instantly accessible sound evolving at a satisfying pace. [Aug/Sep 2005, p.130]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thankfully, for Morrison, the joy still comes from the journey, and the Magic Time is the time when he’s still striving, wandering and ?ghting off complacency.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Undeniably and increasingly danceable. [#16, p.148]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The material is as hit-and-miss as previous TFC records, but this is the liveliest disc the band has put out since Bandwagonesque in 1991. [#16, p.134]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the same pared-down, consistent groove that makes Little Barrie such an immediate grabber might play them out quickly, it's a tasty, gristly flavor of the month. [#16, p.126]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perfect for a top-down ride to the beach. [Aug/Sep 2005, p.115]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    [Honeycomb has] some of Black’s most mature songwriting to date and a chilled-out sound that plays like the cure to a hangover after a night of Pixies-soundtracked debauchery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Bones isn't as instantly accessible as its predecessor, it certainly provides more to mull over.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    [They] possess a knack for tempering melodrama with minor keys and predictable beats. [Apr/May 2006, p.102]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Howl feels consistently meaty and comfortably crafted. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.121]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lovely and visceral at once. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.141]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The record's strengths are mostly atmospheric. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.144]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perfectly ragged and wholly entertaining throughout. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.131]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are no outright misfires, but some songs... remain mood pieces that never build up enough sense of occasion to find structure within Banhart’s listless wistfulness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disconcerting and intensely beautiful. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.146]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One can't help but miss the days when his buoyancy sounded less strained. [Dec 2005, p.116]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pleasurable, spun-sugar confection. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.122]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel to the pure pop bliss of 2002's Let Go. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.125]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the most part, Jacksonville City Nights is well paced, with enough uptempo songs spread throughout to balance the sluggish, pensive balladry that bogged down the too-long Cold Roses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With this typically solid effort, Blackalicious seems torn between “saving” the game and playing it, and if the trend continues on future efforts, it seems as if assimilation will trump revolution yet again.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Leaders Of The Free World would seem by-the-book Brit rock, if it weren't for Guy Garvey. Gruff but generous, with a voice like Peter Gabriel minus the ego, Garvey masters the role of sensitive frontman by staying grounded. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.104]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Supergrass is shedding even more of its goofiness, but the music--while more straight-faced--still sounds energized as ever.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deerhoof has forged yet another delightfully odd pop gem, multifaceted and sparkling with creativity. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.147]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unpredictably unique. [Dec 2005, p.126]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only takes a small step forward. [Dec 2005, p.108]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Imaging you're listening to a radio play and let the story engage you, and you might find yourself hooked. [Dec 2005, p.108]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all its efforts to dazzle, Rogue Wave's music rarely engages the emotions the way it ought to. [Dec 2005, p.124]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's great to have her back. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.100]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The songs fail to insinuate themselves melodically, rising into choruses that are merely workmanlike rather than hooky. [Dec 2005, p.114]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A delightful concoction. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.98]
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