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 Let England Shake
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
5,588 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Terrifying, but in a good way. The bar is raised. [Jun 2004, p.105]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A leftfield classic. [Oct 2003, p.100]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sublime collection that surpasses its predecessor. [Apr 2004, p.121]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Eclipsing last year's Blueprint, it throws down the gauntlet to challengers Murder Inc. [Jan 2003, p.120]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A proper soul album which hooks you with the first pneumatic beat and draws you deeper with every heady atmosphere and vivid emotion. [Jan 2004, p.111]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a genre considered creatively bankrupt, this is genuinely new metal. [Jul 2003, p.102]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the sound of a superstar in the making. [Nov 2003, p.107]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep voiced, disquieting and bristling with intelligence, Hobo Sapiens is a reminder of how intoxicating an artist Cale can be. [Nov 2003, p.107]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remarkable record. [Feb 2003, p.96]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's terrifically exciting stuff. [Apr 2003, p.101]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record... is brimming with character, easily surpassing their debut, its energy level like a battery charge. [Sep 2004, p.108]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing short of remarkable. [Jun 2004, p.102]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's so out of step with most indie rock it's as if it's been beamed from outer space. [Apr 2005, p.126]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One utterly badass album. [Jul 2004, p.116]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Antics is ridiculously good. [Oct 2004, p.112]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her voice is versatile, the beats delicioiusly languid, but it's the songwriting that shines. [Oct 2004, p.129]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their most coherent statement yet. [Feb 2005, p.100]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a bewitching formula. [Jun 2005, p.120]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely are albums this thrillingly original. [Jul 2005, p.120]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Danger Mouse's] stunning flourishes... help place Demon Days notches above any vaguely electronic release in recent memory. [Jun 2005, p.104]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Be
    Common's best album so far, one that proves hip hop can be both smart and mainstream. [Jul 2005, p.114]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Very possibly, an even better album than Elephant. [Jul 2005, p.108]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cut, copy and paste this definitive record into your world. [Jul 2005, p.115]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brave and ambitious. [Jul 2005, p.122]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Supernature sounds brilliantly here and now. Less coldly perverse than Black Cherry, it's also a lot of fun. [Sep 2005, p.110]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Musically and lyrically, Life In Slow Motion is his strongest collection of songs to date. [Sep 2005, p.108]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takk... [is] a thing of... supple, muscular beauty, throwing off the stultifying air of reverence that has sometimes surrounded them. [Oct 2005, p.116]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You Could Have... doesn't take you on the journey of highs and lows that the very greatest albums do. Its Greatest Hits feel is both its major strength and its major weakness. [Oct 2005, p.108]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sounds so sure and committed that it could be the work of a new band. [Nov 2005, p.127]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You could lose yourself for days here. [Dec 2005, p.142]