Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 5,588 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 By The Way
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
5,588 music reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Tough to endure even once. [Aug 2003, p.110]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Another dollop of rock sludge with a remarkably honest title. [Aug 2003, p.115]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The actual effect... is closer to a whinier Duran Duran, with even their slapped bass-driven grooves hobbled by the paper-thin production. [Apr 2005, p.124]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A moribund collection of ragged but never rugged songs. [Jan 2004, p.114]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Most of it already sounds a decade old. [Dec 2003, p.137]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are so many idiotically composed adverts between tracks, you wonder if you haven't tuned into a local radio station by accident. [Sep 2003, p.99]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Half-written, overproduced songs collide with grandiose ideas, and the self-indulgence is astonishing as sounds and samples appear with little grace. [Aug 2004, p.116]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Embarrassing. [Dec 2003, p.134]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    They wouldn't be totally awful if Client A could actually sing. [Oct 2003, p.103]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Suffers from the same faults as previous efforts: limp tunes, pompous guitar solos and an overhwlming sense of "Will this do?" [Sep 2003, p.98]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The feel is of youngish bucks cruelly taunting their 64-year-old granny. [Nov 2004, p.127]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A disappointment. [Nov 2004, p.124]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Miserable and insipid. [Dec 2004, p.130]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As bland as paint. [May 2005, p.110]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Three tracks in you realise with horror that [it] is a concept album. Worse, it's a concept album of kitchen-sink dramas about Tony The Milkman and Doris The Housewife set to Saint Etienne's dated indie disco. [Jul 2005, p.120]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Contains far too many bland ballads. [Feb 2006, p.105]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With each mid-tempo riff swamped by syrupy harmonies and machine-tooled strings, this is metal with the edges filed down and all the soul sucked out. [May 2006, p.128]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A serious let-down. [Oct 2006, p.119]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Where they were once a glorious mess, here they are simply a mess. [Apr 2007, p.114]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The only area in which JC tops Justin is cheesy double entendres. [Jun 2004, p.96]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Middle-age is no excuse for such an unforgivably bland collection of over-emoted love songs. [Dec 2002, p.102]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    So ill-conceived and shoddily executed it could well finish them off altogether. [Feb 2003, p.102]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    At least Nickelback know how to write a tune. [Jul 2003, p.104]
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The drab orchestrations offer tepid schmaltz, not romance. [Dec 2002, p.112]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Singer Jay Gordon spends much of the record predictably preening his way through third-hand Bowie and third-rate Simon LeBon impressions while the band labour on a set of half-baked electro-metal...
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Most disappointing of all... is the drab nature of Ryder's contribution: slurred, incoherent, and largely based around drug stories and lots of swearing. [Aug 2003, p.103]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Wretched. [Dec 2003, p.124]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    [They] continue precisely where they left off on 2002's Static Delusions..., bashing their way through 11 indistinguishable songs without recourse to wit, style or tune. [Jul 2004, p.112]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A numbing montage of half-formed ideas and too-slick production. [Jul 2003, p.100]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This debut has her trilling like Mariah Carey on fluffy R&B tunes. [Oct 2003, p.103]