Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 6,976 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 How The West Was Won
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
6976 music reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Black Rainbows is the right album at the right moment. With its rich, layered sound and its hugely enjoyable preening, it is unashamedly Suede-esque. [Nov. 2011, p. 127]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Monkeytown presents mutated dance music, ranging from satirical mutoid rap, warehouse ragga and even jump-up ambient. [Nov. 2011, p. 136]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This latest offering from former Hare Krishna disciples Taraka and Nimai Larson finds the Brooklyn-based sisters in typically mind-altering mood. [Nov. 2011, p. 139]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Suffice to say, the issues addressed here are as big as the music. [Nov. 2011, p. 142]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a solid album. [Mar 2013, p.99]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All 14 tracks here use Yeats's verse, and while it's a natural fit, occasionally, as on The Song Of Wandering Aengus, Scott's over-enunciation can overwhelm. [Oct 2011, p.130]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lonely, Dear offers another helping of sweet melancholy on Hall Music. [Nov. 2011, p. 142]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As long as you're up for more mood and texture experiments there's plenty of interest. [Dec. 2011 p. 135]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simply crazed speedcore played over actual cattle auctions. [Jan. 2012, p. 120]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's something ageless about these songs that make them art-school tasteful rather than genuinely unsettling. [Oct 2011, p.112]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it's impossible to shrug off the feeling they've been here before, [Inside The Ships] remains involving. [Nov. 2011, p. 140]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Harper recreated herself as a sultry electro diva ... it's a role she plays with panache on this full-length debut. [Dec. 2001 p. 125]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Imagination and maturity abound, energy less so, although it bodes well for the next album. [Dec. 2001 p. 127]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A bright and breezy sophomore that occasionally hints at darker themes. [Dec. 2001 p. 127]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    His aim is true, his enthusiasm genuine and even the one new self-penned track, Live It Up, slots in nicely. [Mar 2012, p.105]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They don't sustain the quality of songwriting throughout, but this is a promising start.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not that Audio, Video, Disco isn't on several occasions, a blast; it's that it's a blast from the past.[Nov. 2011, p. 132]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Classy cross-pollination of techno and dubstep.[Nov. 2011, p. 136]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The duo deliver traditional virtues and a familiar Yuletide ambiance here. [Jan 2012, p.124]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Basically, it's a Megadeth album; no more, no less, no change. [Jan 2012, p.124]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately Smile is a case of what might have been, and after all this time that's probably only to be expected. [Dec. 2011 p. 140]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    He's turned his back on electro flourishes in favour of a melodic approach... It works. [Dec. 2001 p. 126]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A collection of loose - in fact, very loose - rock-n-roll with at least one foot in the '60s. [Dec. 2011 p. 136]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A giddy blend of nostalgia and invention that'll do just fine for starters. [Dec. 2011 p. 136]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dense swirls of electronic noise, baleful, twanging gothic country guitars, lyrics that never quite reveal some horrifying secret - fans of Lynch's films with find themselves on familiar ground. [Dec. 2011 p. 129]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beyond the just-add-tears euphoria it also shows a band capable of a rawness that their self-created, slightly precious, image masks. [Dec. 2011 p. 135]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's packed with clever songwriting, wry observations and occasional Leonard Cohen-esque dark foreboding. [Jan 2012, p.120]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shows that they can still craft radio-friendly rock with aplomb. [May 2012, p.93]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Anyone able to go to sleep without checking the wardrobe for monsters is unlikely to find much of interest here. [Dec. 2011 p. 137]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Attention Deficit Domination goes straight for the doom-rock jugular. [Jan 2012, p.120]
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