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 Yeezus
Lowest review score: 0 Xscape
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 263
263 music reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a new My Bloody Valentine and it is excellent.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The vast majority of The Next Day is vibrant, even delirious, roaring with Bowie’s heaviest rockers and teeming with guitar hooks that just beg to be lovingly re-appropriated by James Murphy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nothing feels out-of-place or out-of-sync, everything clicks together in flourishes of simple brilliance.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It took exuberance, painstaking detail, and wide-eyed nostalgia for Daft Punk to create Random Access Memories, their best.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kanye West doesn’t give the listener a second to realize the album is more a masterly response to a masterpiece than a masterpiece itself. With one sweep of the hand, West brushes away expectations. And then he sticks you squarely across the face
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rival Dealer is only three tracks long but it’s as rich as many LPs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sparse musical arrangements and haunting production only serve to heighten the album’s intimacy and ultimately render it a masterpiece of reflection and introspection, destined to be played on repeat in scores of late-night, tired, and lonely rooms.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Annie Clark stands astride St. Vincent, a colossus in total--and thrilling--command.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is music that operates at full force at all times.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While Are We There can be taxing at points, by its end, you’ll be overcome by the feeling that you’ve shared in something profound.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Torres is an album that is pulsating with life.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Woman works because it balances restraint and candor, presenting love in neither a chaste nor debauched light. Milosh, through his gossamer vocals, delivers a message of stunning clarity: despite the risk, love is beautiful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An album where the reminiscence of rock is revitalized by The Men’s gift of genre hybridization.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    They have crafted a sound that is new for them and unique in its context, but that falls neatly into what we have come to expect from a trio whose power and creativity runs consistently unchecked.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is not a return to form, because how could we expect or want it to be? It is a return to the contextually avant-garde, and for Deerhunter in 2013 that means rock n’ roll.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Savages’ smart reorganization and shuffling of punk, post-punk, krautrock, and noise music into something brutal, jarringly confrontational, and completely singular is a breath of fresh air and an unignorable statement of power and resistance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A collection of remarkable songs by a group of musicians that compliment one another as well as any group over the last decade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Once I Was an Eagle is a singular achievement: a haunting record, peopled with aural ghosts that come gradually crawling from out of the grooves.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s the duo’s most sinister and fascinating collection of songs, enrapturing the listener with dystopian soundscapes and frustrating arrangements.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After Dark 2 is a confirmation of his prowess and vision. It is proof and testament that the reignited flame of Italo-disco can endure through the tempests of shifting tastes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is by no means comfortable, but it results in an album that is experienced rather than simply listened to.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Volcano Choir’s second album is filled with memorable hooks, hummable melodies and arena-worthy choruses.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sonically, his oeuvre has bridged the divide between barren and lush. Lyrically, he has perfected the motif of narcotized horror.... This is the real deal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is an enthralling, stunning, deeply emotive album that perfectly marries understated electronica to sublime vocals and melodies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It simultaneously respects and warps electronic machines, making for an ideal entry point into the disparate segments of digital life: the horrifying as well as the beautiful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is music that moves the body along with the spirit, a damn fine step in the right direction.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Old
    One thing you should never underestimate, though, is the power of a good story, and Danny Brown has a wealth of them, which makes Old not just the best hip-hop album of the year--but a major factor in every discussion of album of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For anyone who can appreciate emotional breadth that music is capable of conveying, make Wild Light a part of your life. It may be the best instrumental album you hear this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Beyoncé waited for the last moment to unveil 2013′s finest pop album. It arrived too late to enter our top ten lists, but just in time to own the year.