Pretty Much Amazing's Scores

  • Music
For 263 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Next Day
Lowest review score: 0 Xscape
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 263
263 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With their latest album SJDK give the people what they want, even if they didn’t know how much they wanted it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ghettoville’s return to some of the musical qualities of its 2008 predecessor gives new richness and power to Actress’s work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Each spin offers a chance for escape, but what endows Berglund’s sophomore effort with the glow of a masterpiece is its accessibility.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Morning Phase never sounds anything less than opulent.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The album thrums with vitality and elation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    To Be Kind is a loving ode to chaos, full of deranged, mutant energy and even more brilliant for it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Do It Again is foremost a marvel of mood and pacing. The trio doles out their riches with utmost care.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Deep Fantasy is an exceptionally produced collection--really, it’s probably the finest recording job you’ll hear on a rock album this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ultraviolence, a collection of mid-century ballads spiked with blues-rock, is a stunning accomplishment. Its eleven songs whimper and howl, soothe and taunt, hypnotize and thrill.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Though it never quite comes through crystal-clear, the intensity and sincerity of the underlying emotion manages to bleed through a confusing swirl of altered sounds.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is this cycle of futility and human effort that makes Hummingbird so compelling, and so much more rewarding the second time around
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, Foxygen is a breath of fresh air, reviving a vintage style of songwriting in a new and creative fashion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    FIDLAR will make you want to pound a case of the cheapest beer you can find with these guys, it’ll make you want to crank it up as loud as it will go in whichever of your friends’ cars.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Under the wing of producer Kevin McMahon, the duo was able to flesh out arrangements and let their music mature.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    II
    With II, UMO remains humble in composition and production, creating an honest album that comforts in the strangest ways.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    AMOK is a surprisingly unassuming album in that way; each song has worthwhile hooks and accessibility is favored over abstract experiments.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The vocals on You’re Nothing, however, are much more emotive and indicative of a newfound acknowledgement of the singer’s vulnerability as a frontman. The result is anything but sappy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Beach Fossils have delivered an album of shimmering guitars and an ebulliently bouncy rhythm that is simply a beautiful listen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It grows beyond its deeply emotional roots, to become whatever you want it to be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Youth Lagoon’s sophomore record stands tall and sure-footed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What makes Cerulean Salt so enjoyable and so endlessly relistenable is that some of her snapshots likely resemble ones from your own lost photo albums.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Overgrown is not the enigma that was his debut, but rather it is a first-rate album from a musician that isn’t all that interested in being enigmatic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Judicious use of the skip button to find the tracks on which Andersson’s transfixing voice is front and center, results in a much more rewarding, immediate experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Beam along with producer Brian Deck and a host of musicians including members from Dylan’s band, The Tin Hat Trio and Antony and Johnsons, Iron and Wine continues this evolution by crafting a lush album of AM radio pop—complete with funk and jazz grooves.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As an album set out to reappropriate pop rock, MCII succeeds.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Flawless transitions are endemic to the record, and necessary in order to cram this many ideas into an attention-deficit 32 minutes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As an entity, Obsidian is neither more nor less accessible than Cerulean. Ultimately, your mood as a listener--and perhaps the weather--will dictate how often you’ll return to Obsidian‘s bleak and beautiful world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ultimately Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is a fascinating record, a series of varied and elaborate soundscapes that find the right balance of mood and melody.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Camera Obscura are old enough to know what they’re are capable of, and they do it passionately and with a practiced hand.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fanned by an intelligent approach to production, Disclosure’s fire has started to burn, and is destined to whip itself into an inferno this year.