Pretty Much Amazing's Scores

  • Music
For 703 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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Masseduction
Lowest review score: 0 Xscape
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 703
703 music reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With an extraordinary remix of Sgt. Pepper, Giles Martin has knocked down the wall between the myth of the greatest pop album of all time and the listener’s experience.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To Pimp A Butterfly is a veritable feast for thought--and there are simply too many loaded couplets and unrelenting sonic fakeouts to be unpacked within the confines of a single review.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This one is no less ambitious and rewarding than some of his previous entries.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the Second Coming of D’Angelo, not a close second, but a continuation of that lineage. We’ve waited fifteen years for his finest album to date.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For anyone who was ever remotely interested in Mount Eerie or the Microphones, A Crow Looked at Me is a must-listen. But it feels made for a very specific time and place, and the subject matter is tough to stomach and tougher to shake.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a rare album that sounds this warm, this easy, this melodic, this fierce, this startling, this unforgettable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Self-care has allowed Lorde to make something extraordinary and authentic, something that takes you by the hand and assures you that you can survive and thrive in the same sea of emotion.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All told, there’s more flaws here than there is greatness. But with each of Tribe’s albums up until now, it’s pointless to dissect it track by track when really, it should be taken as one, singular groove (made up of smaller grooves).
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Haunting anecdotes make Carrie & Lowell consistently compelling and elevate the storytelling from murky religious contemplation to relatable human struggle.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What a breathless--and breathtaking--comeback it is.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Annie Clark stands astride St. Vincent, a colossus in total--and thrilling--command.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    M3LL155X, whatever the hell it is, is perfect. Rarely have five songs sounded so cohesive, or made such a dramatic statement.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Make no mistake--this is an album that’s challenging and demands attention, but if you can stay focused, you’ll be richly rewarded.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is a vibrant, uneven, irresistibly likable, and occasionally transcendent release from an artist who shows no signs of falling off anytime soon.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A truly progressive, existential, emotionally saturated hip-hop album that establishes the value of dance-centric collaboration by reminding us that it’s exactly that. And it will win this way, every single time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Though at times it rages, it also rebukes division and seeks dialogue. In the same way black art is enriched by its complicated history, A Seat at the Table shines due to Knowles’ unwavering commitment to her own complexity, both musically and personally.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    To Be Kind is a loving ode to chaos, full of deranged, mutant energy and even more brilliant for it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Divers takes another logical step, tightening up from the sprawling consistency of Have One on Me without quite tightening up enough to return to Mender’s folk-pop. This is easily Newsom’s most sumptuously arranged album, with a more eclectic palette of instruments than she’s previously employed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A Moon Shaped Pool is the best album we could expect from a rock outfit already into its third decade of existence, and a superb work from the last important band left in the universe.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sometimes I Sit and Think is in conversation with the likes of Marvin the Album and “Supernova,” Brighten the Corners and “Malibu,” Mellow Gold and “About a Girl.” The dream of the 90s is alive in Courtney Barnett. And with Sometimes I Sit and Think, it’s just been fully realized.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s better than the first or second installments: slightly more ambitious and slightly more layered.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What’s left is an artist reframing the landscape, a reverse-chameleon who can’t camouflage, but transforms the world around her instead. “Pop” is the sound of a bubble bursting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Art Angels is the maximalist brainchild of a prodigious talent. It’s hugely entertaining. It’s delightfully bizarre. It’s refreshingly caustic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s Crampton channeling her own history into 25 bracing, punk minutes of post-everything, out-there, futurist electronic madness. Drexciya would be proud.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Plunge is a worthy addition to Dreijer’s career discography, and fans of Fever Ray and the Knife are sure to enjoy it. It’s an energetic and erotic record that may very well soundtrack some of the freakier parties you attend this fall. Still, it doesn’t capture the full scope of Dreijer’s ambition.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You’re Dead! is a near-flawless examination of death as narrated by a virtuosic musician who has been exposed to a little too much of it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Depth is a tough thing to accomplish. It can’t merely be present, it also has to be convincing that it’s there and worthwhile. Have You in My Wilderness’ best quality is that it won’t let you down if you get up close and sit with it for a while.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    When packaged together, the album’s 41 minutes of clatter, jazz, and incantation coalesce into something otherworldly and almost marvelous.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a new My Bloody Valentine and it is excellent.