Playlouder's Scores

  • Music
For 823 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Original Pirate Material
Lowest review score: 0 Empire
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 823
823 music reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bugger if the Furries haven't gone and exceeded their own expectations with this, a total stonker of a new record that cannot fail to excite and delight on, oh, so many levels.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fourteen listens deep, this is still getting better. All but a rap classic. You know, Kanye's good, but really, fuck that. Ghost for president.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Repeated listens propel it towards sounding like his best yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole thing makes for a masterclass in enigma and economy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    However, if 'Devin Dazzle And The Neon Fever' proves anything, it proves that Felix knows three years have passed since [Kittenz]. Now he's partying like it's 1984. It's a development of almost comical chutzpah, and it's one that he wears terrifically well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a huge album, a beautiful album, a witty album, and above all, a Spiritualized album, through and through. If you like Spiritualized albums, you will love 'Let It Come Down'. If you don't, it may be time for a rethink.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Your new favourite record.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite unlike any other chill out album you're likely to hear, 'Melody AM' takes low rider funk and splices it with 80s synth-pop ambience and analogue dub techniques to create a truly inspiring epic pop landscape which neither strays into questionable light classical territories, nor worrying prog rock terrain.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Hate' is gloomy without being self-indulgent, and grand without being pompous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The signature wordplay and musical ingenuity are as strong as ever here... but they're rolling with a far harder edge than you remember.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Gotham!' is an infinitely danceable and certainly insightful record that gets better with each listen, on every frequency.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Say hello to the future of electrofilthsoulhop.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album is jaunty, scruffy, carefree and accomplished.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'By The Way' is pretty much 'Californication' part two with a deeper exploration of the nu melodic Peppers, a classic LA record that somehow combines the melodic rush of the Beach Boys and Mamas and Papas and hints at the dark underbelly of the city of angels just like Love did way back in the late sixties.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything sounds more accomplished, more intentional than previous efforts. Most important of all, though, 'Drukqs' is an unpredictable (yet compelling) listen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gone are the hippy, dippy platitudes of their do-good daisy age; replaced by the most bullish beats, the snakiest rhymes and the overwhelming sensation that you're listening to the undiluted thoughts of the three most intelligent men in hip-hop.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even after one listen it's apparent that 'Untouchables' is a monster of a record.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most important rock bands ever meets one of the best, and guess what, they've only gone and knocked out a bonafide masterpiece. It's 1993 all over again, but it's also 1970 and 2002 and beyond, because an album this classic transcends any pigeonholing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer enveloping bliss elicited by hearing the album in one sitting (especially in public – 'Faking The Books' is a headphone masterpiece and no mistake) leaves one wishing it were a whole lot longer than its taut 40-minute duration.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the sound, throughout, of a remarkable institution doing all the things they do best and sounding as alive as they ever have.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Giant mutant rats are running about the place with gasmasks and guns. Their eyeballs are electric red, firing lightning bolts of acid, spit and shit and blowing up the place and the furniture.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This could be one of the most important records of the year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there’s a problem with ‘This Is For Real’ and you’ll have to really look, it’s the fact that it’s a tad too shiny. Not much, but, at times, it’s lost a bit of that dirtiness that made the Grease so appealing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'I Com' delivers on all the promise that preceded it and makes quantum leaps of brilliance every time it's played.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as you are open, you will love this album. It will be as important to a lot of people as 'The Queen Is Dead'.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Abattoir Blues' is weirdly full of wonderment, and - get this - 'The Lyre of Orpheus' is even more joyful! And they both kick Nocturama's arse full of buttonholes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like Spiritualized re-scored and re-scripted by Timothy Leary, something inescapably dark, dread ridden and mesmeric lurks within these tracks.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few artists can master the trick of capturing ambience and atmosphere without resorting to cliche. M83 are among the few.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whilst this comes closer to 'Out Of Time' than anything else they've done, it never once sounds dated.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A geek's wet dream.