Pretty Much Amazing's Scores

  • Music
For 355 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 40% 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 To Pimp A Butterfly
Lowest review score: 0 Xscape
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 355
355 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Throughout In Conflict, Pallett opens up his compositions even more than his lyrics, but the songwriting is no less brainy, and themes no less tangled, than on his earlier work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    On The Moon Rang Like a Bell, Hundred Waters offers an album of quiet moments of subtlety juxtaposed with crashing waves of desperation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Throughout, Showalter comes over like a visionary risk-taker with nothing to lose, not to mention like a consummate frontman.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The band may love the sounds of Built to Spill and Superchunk a little too much, but they’re also far too adventurous to settle for apery, least of all on LOSE. It’s their best work yet.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    On Green Language, we witness risks. We listen anxiously as Rustie bets a Brinks truck on his emotional wherewithal, and that bet pays out exponentially.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Favorite records tend to draw us back in again and again because they offer a specific, familiar feeling, yet it remains difficult to rate, categorize or even define an album as restlessly mutable as ­Mr Twin Sister.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Plowing Into the Field of Love is a great record which only has one song on it that really sounds like the Gun Club, or like anything you would want to play over the trailer of The Hateful Eight.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    RTJ2 isn’t quite the game-changer The Money Store was, but it makes no attempt to hide its desire to knock its progenitors out cold and scamper off with the crown.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Bundick’s inspirations run rampant across the back half of Michael.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Punk is alive, but it just needs a second to squeeze drops of Visine into its eyes before it can bust out ferocious riffs and sing about nothing, or stick it to the status quo but maintain Austin, Texas levels of weirdness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There are no wasted notes, no wasted time, and nothing but the impulse to listen again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Her complete dominance over the sonic space of her debut reinforces Broke With Expensive Taste as a product singularly of her vision.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Seeds isn’t TV on the Radio’s strongest album, but it is a radiant reboot, a move forward and a reason to move.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not dance music in any traditional sense of the world, Faith In Strangers has injected itself into a crowded conversation on originality alone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sucker’s greatest musical weapon is Aitchison’s voice--a posh, melodramatic caterwaul that will encourage either adoration or virulent hatred for all of its full-throated, Union Jack swagger.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s frequently arrestingly beautiful (“Selfish Gene”) or driven nearly wild with joy (raucous party-starter “Mr Noah”), but always with a visceral, off-kilter kick where Panda Bear’s last pair of full-lengths opted for heavenly effervescence or communal transcendence.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Hats off to this fantastic singer-songwriter for not only emerging from the fog so quickly, but also for crafting a dynamic album that is bigger than its size and very deserving of the praise it will undoubtedly receive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s a little too steeped in irony, not without tenderness, flippant but consternated, self-satisfied yet hungry for more, eager to expose the world’s duplicities alongside its own and then do nothing about it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This might be their best album, in the sense that it feels more complete and narrative than anything preceding it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Luckily, even without all of the context and lofty exposition, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is an altogether great and always thrilling listen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Short Movie is an introspective journey crafted into a communal experience. It’s the product of a genuine artist losing faith in herself, hitting the reset button, and returning with an intensely personal work that manages to say something about us all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All in all, Parton and his collaborators cumulate a muscular and even touching evocation of simply being rattled by the rush--happily.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It builds on the promise of his mixtape, extends itself into new territory, and in the process reveals some of the shortcomings of Rocky’s craft.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The brew of Anything In Return is strong enough that its overly sugary moments don’t ruin the experience of the album, and it’s certainly strong enough to merit many, many plays.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    20/20 is a total blast. You have to hand it to Justin Timberlake. Few pop artists have the skill and bravery to make such a stunning mess.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fans of Marnie’s music are fully aware of what an album of hers going to bring, and on The Chronicles of Marnia, she brings it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The elements are still there, but they aren’t fused in a way consistent with the hopes of those who foresaw The Strokes being the best rock band of our tim
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The nonchalant attitude Wavves approaches music-making with provides a cap to the height it can reach in terms of producing something truly excellent or groundbreaking. However, that’s kind of the whole point.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bankrupt! doesn’t inspire the covetousness of their early material, but rather it takes its natural place as an album to be consumed en masse by Phoenix’s hefty fan base.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With Wakin On A Pretty Daze, Vile has added another seemingly effortless 70 minutes’ worth of straightforward, easygoing golden tones to his consistent discography.