Pretty Much Amazing's Scores

  • Music
For 420 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 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: 18 out of 420
420 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The eleven tracks on the album, while almost uniformly unpleasant, all share an underlying moroseness sewn together by Bianca Casady’s unnerving vocals.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The end result is 40 minutes of music that drain the listener’s energy and will.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Almost nothing about it works.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    The real embarrassment is that more than the work of his peers or his idols, mostly Pharrell’s just ripping off himself to seriously diminished returns.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This LP is as sterilized and recycled as the pop gunk that the band profess to loathe.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Though the revamps are distractingly overwrought (this project could have been called The 20/20 Xperience), Jackson’s voice, pure and fierce as ever, cuts straight through Timbaland and company’s more-is-more fireworks display.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Instead of utilizing the talented crew’s many particular strengths to create a unique and unified sound, The Fool comes out feeling like nobody in particular and everyone at once.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The generalized lyrics shrouded in reverb protect Richie by rendering anything he sings as essentially useless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Frustratingly, a few of the songs on Eclipse really do hit that arena-pop bullseye, but stacked alongside so many other songs mining the same territory, they become irritating by association.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Largely embarrassing, Bangerz is the most fun when it’s so ridiculous that criticism seems futile.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    A hodgepodge of bland, rehashed, vanilla indie-rock, scarred by woefully inept lyrics, and completely lacking any of the infectious melodies and choruses that bolstered their debut.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Education only teaches us that the band was at it’s best when they were merely predicting a riot instead of trying to lead one.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the highlights here are still middling fare, and mostly, I just couldn’t wait for Recess to be over.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Trainor recycles the themes from every forgettable Billboard alumnus from the past decade, with a bit more color here and there, but not enough to distinguish herself from the pack.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    A couple of pseudo-anthems will likely nurse them through a handful of unearned headline gigs--but in all honesty, the world has no need for pop music this faceless, listless or sterile.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The New Classic, though stacked from top to bottom with an impressive collection of production efforts, is nothing more than derivative delivery soaked in stylistic heresy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Wilder Mind, airless to the extreme, plods on, song after saccharine song. Melodies do abound. But they’re wearying, like the mundane hell of children’s tunes, blasted on repeat, throughout a long car trip.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The music isn’t as good as it was, sure, but what’s truly maddening is his apparent indifference to his own decline.