Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 7,291 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 57% 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 Dear Science,
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
7291 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What makes Most Messed Up stand out is that Miller's self-aware enough to play with those cliches. [Aug 2014, p.112]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cinematic, loaded and decadent. [Sep 2003, p.109]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Her voice is a thing of wonder. [Apr 2005, p.123]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While other rappers struggle to maintain consistency across one album per year, Big K.R.I.T. has made his second corker of 2012. [Oct 2012, p.106]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They're back to their trouser-soiling best here, genre-hopping like mad and avidly playing the "long game." [Jan 2016, p.113]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This two-disc set captures R.E.M. in their prime, erasing the memory of their middling final decade. [Jan 2012, p.135]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result are a joy, exuding the same casual charm that has always characterised his best work. [Sep 2008]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red
    This follow-up's newfound glossy production sheen suggests that is the intention [to move toward the mainstream]--but the creativity within is far from diluted. [Apr 2008, p.109]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His debut is more Will Oldham than Will Young, with hints of Bon Iver, John Martyn and the Buckleys. The best of a beguiling bunch comes last. [Apr 2016, p.104]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This seventh official LP is definitively their best so far. [Oct 2013, p.113]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He beefs up his sound with thumping drums and strings and what emerges sounds epic in comparison. [Mar 2012, p.111]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Meditative yet pulsing, awkward yet affecting Suuns' contrasting waves deliver an eerie, engaging adrenalin rush. [Apr 2013, p.111]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infectious, sun-bleached and psychedelic--the welcome return of a South American institution. [Oct 2009, p.114]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While these songs still have Matsson's trademark melancholy at heart, there is a new kind of gladness and hope to them too. [Jun 2015, p.112]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Ballad of The Kingsmen is just about the best distillation of free speech and the delusion of democracy ever recorded, while Mushroom Story will have you laughing and crying. [Apr 2011, p.98]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    III
    Espers' folk apocalypse is very now--and very welcome. [Dec 2009, p.112]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superb. [May 2012, p.105]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Produced again by former Arcade Fire man Howard Bilerman, here spare, lovelorn songs such as zithery vigil The Shore evoke an elegant melancholy, while the more rugged likes of Gold Rush dart forth on galloping drums, fiddles and banjos. [Feb 2010, p. 104]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sprawling, ambitious and politically conscious. [Sep 2016, p.102]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Teenage Fanclub may just have made their best record yet. [Oct 2016, p.110]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The whole thing is raw, exhilarating and completely compromised. [Aug 2013, p.102]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are immaculately crafted songs. [Oct 2016, p.105]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It all feels so much more intentional than before, the mix of pop and experimentation they've long striven for. [May 2004, p.99]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As You Were stands as proof that rock's most charismatic general is back on active service and spoiling for trouble. [Nov 2017, p.102]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sees a great guitarist becoming a great songwriter. [Apr 2006, p.113]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's easily enough to leave you wishing The Coral would get their distinctive acts together again soon. [Dec 2014, p.108]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wordy troubadour's sixth and finest effort. [Sept. 2010, p. 118]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The London Sessions isn't quite the hoped-for wholehearted embrace of the UK house nation, but it witnesses the reawakening of one of modern soul's most durable sirens. [Jan 2015, p.127]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A second disc continues the upbeat mood of the main album. [Jan 2012, p.135]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's 20-minute closer Unrelenting Unconditional, however, which steals the show with its spectacular reimagining of Miles Davis's epic early '70s experiments in transcendental jazz-funk. [Apr 2015, p.108]
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