Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 7,019 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 Blue Lines: 2012 Mix/Master
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
7019 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    5
    It retains all the allure of the most hypnotic electronica with none of the digital cliches. [Jan 2004, p.122]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Part Jewel-with-tunes, part Tori-Amos-without-kookiness, it noodles, but only rarely.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an album which manages the rare trick of being accessible and head-warpingly barmy both at the same time. [Nov 2002, p.96]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A meditation on modern urban life that lets the city shine with mystery, menace and grace. [Jan 2004, p.118]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolute masterclass in thoughtful, emotional songwriting. [Apr 2003, p.104]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exhausting, but borderline brilliant too. [May 2003, p.102]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The songs here are rougher, louder, and often more exciting than their "official" versions. [Nov 2000, p.123]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fresh production eye might have rescued its weaker segments - Love Calling Earth or the dull By All Means Necessary - and its surprising lack of overall oomph.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Something rather lovely with a jittery edge that halts proceedings well before they arrive at saccharine-sweet. [Aug 2003, p.115]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stylistically, Lynne steps out in several directions and gives the impression that she could succeed in any of them: the warm caress of her voice and the cool, cutting edge of her songs suggest great things.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Admittedly Maas is hardly reinventing the wheel here, but there's a freshness and pace that's been missing too long. [Mar 2002, p.126]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This most recalls their masterful Through The Trees, only with pedal steel, banjo, bowed saw and some of their best harmony vocals yet. [Oct 2003, p.104]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fortunately, Elliott and Timbaland's idea of old school is rather unorthodox. [Jan 2003, p.121]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [A] measured and thoughtful set of intelligent pop tunes. [Oct 2003, p.114]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An astonishing reassertion of relevance for Plant. [July 2002, p.118]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautiful stuff: sunny with a sad undertow, like The Beach Boys, Beck and The Beatles put in a blender. [Nov 2003, p.110]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    OST
    Showcas[es] [Shields'] typically speaker-buckling white noise. [Nov 2003, p.126]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb piece of work. [Apr 2002, p.117]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times, he thinks as laterally as Pavement's Stephen Malkmus. [Feb 2004, p.102]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fannypack might already be sick of the Beastie Boys comparisons, but it works on too may levels to be ignored. [Oct 2003, p.104]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rare treat, with Jones' stripped-back, largely acoustic band brilliantly framing that voice... [Nov. 2000, p.109]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If a brace of previous albums hinted at genre-defying transcendence, Obrigado Saudade attains it. [Mar 2004, p.107]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This genuinely feels like a fresh start rather than time-killing. [Mar 2003, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Almost classic Green. [Jan 2004, p.114]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finisterre distills their Mellotrons, strummed guitars and electronic beats to a fine essence. [Oct 2002, p.114]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result glitters like diamond.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finds his muse back in rudest health after the relative disappointment of Rock N Roll. [Feb 2004, p.98]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coy, genail and funny... a potent antidote to the usual chill-out porridge. [#184, p.140]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superior to both the last two Mode albums and [Martin] Gore's recent solo effort, Counterfeit 2. [Jul 2003, p.103]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few bands epitomise so well the virtues of not fixing that which isn't broken.