Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 7,172 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 GRRR!
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
7172 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What TEEN have fashioned here is heady stuff. [May 2014, p.117]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is guitar music at its most acerbic and romantic. [Aug 2017, p.110]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The giddy result of years spent twisting and caressing orchestras of samples into a living, breathing organic whole, There Is Love In you brims with a playful sense of wonder, never more so than on centerpiece This Unfolds. [Feb 2010, p. 109]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another slug of moonshine and a rootsy rock from the Georgia sextet. [March 2011, p. 108]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their second album has much to recommend it. For the most part, songs fizz by succinctly. [Aug 2015, p.106]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Black's strongest set of songs since 1994's second solo selection, Teenager Of The Year, largely because the trademark wit and weirdness is back.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jigga may have the edge right now, but on this evidence Nas looks the better bet in the long run. [Mar 2003, p.112]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The whole thing is one long hazy delight. [Nov 2015, p.115]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Her most natural fit. [Feb 2006, p.102]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two Wounded Birds are an exotic rarity; a band that performs pastiche without sounding anything other than utterly authentic. [Jul 2012, p.112]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both inspiring and inspired, Godfather completes Wiley's reclamation of self brilliantly. [Mar 2017, p.110]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's this urgently speculative spirit ["Is it human to ask for more?"] that make Adore Life a compulsive and substantial thrill. [Feb 2016, p.117]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His latest spin-off project sees Steele's musical wanderlust pay dividends. [Mar 2009, p.98]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Poignant and powerful. [Aug 2017, p.110]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wolf Alice is fiendishly difficult to pin down, bu they're full of inspired ideas rather than lacking direction. [Jun 2015, p.115]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A delightfully different gang of fuzzy funk rapscallions. A solution worth soluting. [Jun 2010, p.118]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Director's Cut succeeds, however, by axing the star cameos and thrusting some of her most powerful songs back into the spotlight. [Jun 2011, p.115]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the accord reached between Mark Ronson and the quartet is that there's nothing wrong with the Black Lips formula; merely that their exuberance sometimes needs a calming hand on the shoulder. [July 2011, p. 115]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardcore sounds defiantly re-energised, like a band starting over. [Mar 2011, p.112]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vigorously thought-provoking record. [Aug 2014, p.113]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He shows off his instrumental chops. [Nov 2015, p.106]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Walkmen are inching closer to the mainstream, while remaining utterly distinctive. [Jul 2012, p.112]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Snow Patrol are on their way to becoming essential. [May 2006, p.120]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's stunning stuff. The bar for the next Grizzly Bear album, already high after Veckatimist, is raised another notch. [Nov. 2011, p. 128]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ChesnuTT's thrilling unorthodoxy remains in off-kilter arrangements and strange details. [Dec 2012, p.101]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Butler's spacey sing-song tones skip across the muddy off-kilter beats, forging a sound that is both immediate and moreish. [Aug 2017, p.110]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bristol duo mix up hugely potent psychedelic brew. [March 2011, p. 109]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His personal universe may be smaller, but here Tom Vek opens himself up to a wider world. [Aug 2014, p.114]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's The Spirit will make them mainstream stars, no question. [Nov 2015, p.104]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The overall effect is not dissimilar to a less arch Rufus Wainwright, although the quality of songs does tail off slightly toward the end. [Jul 2012, p.113]
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