Pretty Much Amazing's Scores

  • Music
For 561 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Yeezus
Lowest review score: 0 Xscape
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 561
561 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Foals daub from a palette of varied hues on What Went Down, occasionally with spectacular results. But as an album it’s revisionary as opposed to revolutionary, refining and weaving its DNA from the albums that preceded it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is music that operates at full force at all times.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With this album, Ty has proven that he’s not just another hook and single singer. He’s actually capable of creating a project that keeps listeners engaged for 16 tracks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Is Trouble In Paradise a groundbreaking work of unparalleled foresight and talent? No. But is it a spectacular assessment of La Roux’s painfully progressive growth over the past half-decade? Maybe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Skin is the sound of Flume reaching for great heights and almost grasping what he seeks there.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The genre-spanning approach dilutes what could have been a memorable project, leaving 32 Levels with a storage of untapped potential and only a few beacons shining their fullest light.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It sounds great while it’s playing and means nothing except that it sounds great and will sound just as great 10, 20, 30 years from now.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Slime Season 3, while still with its flaws, is the perfect introduction to those wondering just where the hell popular hip-hop has come, gone, and will soon go in the snowballing south.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As expected, Shriek, Wye Oak’s newest full-length, is filled to the brim with surprise.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even if we were to give ALLA’s abysmal lyrics a pass, the production doesn't help, either.... Still, Rocky can, at times, be an engaging figure that radiates charisma when he wants.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Minor sonic updates don’t entirely compensate for the lack of deep cuts, but it’s hard to fault Depression Cherry for playing to Beach House’s well-established strengths.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    They make what is quite complex musical structures look easy, almost juvenile, and package them in shiny production gift wrapped for the masses over the airwaves or PA system or turntable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Olympia inhabits a strange realm of saturnine electronica meant for cathartic swaying rather than choreographed movement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Let’s Go Extinct isn’t the breakthrough that will earn them that big wave of new press, but it’s good enough to warrant some recognition.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An album where the reminiscence of rock is revitalized by The Men’s gift of genre hybridization.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Beneath its well-produced cacophony, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance is an emotional and intelligently bruised work.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ørsted’s debut LP wears its history heavily, composed of equal parts previously released and new material. It is a risk for an artist as dependent on earworm shock value as Ørsted, but a deliberate one that yield dividends at the end of the day.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Though her new material is of mixed quality, Sia’s instrument remains uniformly magnificent. She executes vocal cartwheels throughout these twelve songs, delivering great pain with even greater triumph.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dangerous Woman shouldn’t be taken particularly seriously as any kind of “maturation,” but that it still has some pretty good songs on it. Not counting the bonus tracks, there are only two outright throwaways.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In Roses is almost as delicate, but is a pleasant step up from its predecessor thanks to wormier melodies and heightened chemistry between co-vocalists Christopher Barnes and Ieva Berberian.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Frankly, it’s a bit of a corker.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Yours, Dreamily will be perfect comfort food for rock and roll purists.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    1989 isn’t a “crossover” success. It’s the album every subsequent blockbuster must now reckon with.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What truly makes Ultramarine penetrate beyond the passé realm of feel-good electropop, are the subliminal hints of evanescent existence scattered amidst the stardust.