Paste Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 2,392 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 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Score distribution:
2,392 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A delightful concoction. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The group's albums tend to not make a strong impression the first time through. Fortunately, Full of Light and Full of Fire amply justifies the effort. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.105]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Represents a step forward. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.139]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Marshall's own authenticity is too frequently obscured by the album's "authentic" arrangements. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.92]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like an indie-rock version of Dylan & The Dead--only surprisingly inspired instead of barely palatable. [Apr/May 2006, p.110]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A marvelous mess. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.111]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Intricate and atmospheric. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.102]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fine collection from a distinct band. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.105]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If your mood is right and you're able to put yourself in the proper headspace, the effect can b e dazzlingly rich and beautiful. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.111]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rough, intriguing fit. [Apr/May 2006, p.101]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As sophisticated as these songs are, it's The M's' offhanded performance that really sells them, giving Future Women the feel of a particularly solid live show. [Apr/May 2006, p.111]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fortunately, while the pairing produces a mawkish or awkward moment here and there, 'Sno Angel Like You ulitmately captures the unique mixture of ugliness and beauty Gelb has strived to achieve throughout his career. [Apr/May 2006, p.115]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps the album's sides are the opposite of what they initially seem: even when gripping a weapon in his hand, Harper chooses to sing quiet, pacifistic songs of love, while he finds the courage truly to speak his mind only when staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. [Apr/May 2006, p.104]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    [Their] strangest album. [Apr/May 2006, p.119]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Packed with plenty of oddly memorable moments. [Apr/May 2006, p.101]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mellower arrangements are impeccable and classy. [Apr/May 2006, p.101]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At long last, Springsteen has realized that not every album has to be an attempted masterpiece. [Jun/Jul 2006, p.111]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This wild pastiche demonstrates why Madlib is one of the most talented heads in hip-hop. [Apr/May 2006, p.103]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lively album with a strong melodic sense. [Aug 2006, p.90]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The band's finest yeat, with 10 succinct tunes that artfully blend the musical signifiers of the '60s with clever songwriting. [Aug 2006, p.87]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzles' songs are accelerated to the point of whiplash. [Jun/Jul 2006, p.128]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What's new is the sense of glory that pervades the madness. [Aug 2006, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hot Chip is that rare band able to seamlessly meld its disparate elements. [Sep 2006, p.82]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As elegant as it is addictive. [Jun/Jul 2006, p.131]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shadow version of its decorated predecessor. [Aug 2006, p.91]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An admitted throwback, but cool regardless. [Jun/Jul 2006, p.131]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They're both excellent, similarly imaginative, fully realized efforts. [Sep 2006, p.75]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's highly expressive songwriting, and Millan... has the lyrics to match. [Sep 2006, p.75]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine a less tortured singer/songwriter than this guy. [Oct 2006, p.75]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the Indigo Girls at their best.