Pretty Much Amazing's Scores

  • Music
For 373 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 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Carrie & Lowell
Lowest review score: 0 Xscape
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 373
373 music reviews
    • 97 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a new My Bloody Valentine and it is excellent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Simply put, this record has no teeth.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It takes him--and the listener--way out of the comfort zone, a shift that suits his tendencies wonderfully.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Vulnicura is a harsh and demanding album, one to sink into with a good set of headphones. But it’s also Björk’s most--if not first-- personal record.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It took exuberance, painstaking detail, and wide-eyed nostalgia for Daft Punk to create Random Access Memories, their best.
    • 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.
    • 86 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Richard D. James has successfully crafted one of the most stunning records of his career, and he did so by exercising a deft amount of self-control.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LP1
    Twigs’ superb vocal melodies anchor LP1’s flights of experimentation. Were they to be stripped from the album’s bizarre flourishes and dropped into a commercial R&B context, they would stun nonetheless.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Present Tense may be a less accessible offering from Wild Beasts, but it’s their most human--a mesmeric bundle of contradictions, indignities and pleasures.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Acid Rap is the summer action blockbuster of mixtapes, where the audience need not dig much deeper than the surface to enjoy the best of what the production has to offer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s nerves are uneasy, but Lost in the Dream stands as Granduciel’s most open-armed record yet, filled to the gills with selfdom and sprawling musicality.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Judicious use of the skip button to find the tracks on which Andersson’s transfixing voice is front and center, results in a much more rewarding, immediate experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The result is a record that stands at the crossroads between assurance and insecurity. In the hands of lesser artists, this dichotomy would be an obstacle to surmount, but for Ørsted the disparate strands of her identity combine like a binary chemical cocktail and ignite into something dangerously and delicately sublime.
    • 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.
    • 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