Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 7,134 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 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 X&Y
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
7134 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Three tracks in you realise with horror that [it] is a concept album. Worse, it's a concept album of kitchen-sink dramas about Tony The Milkman and Doris The Housewife set to Saint Etienne's dated indie disco. [Jul 2005, p.120]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    A hideous mess of electro noodling and maddeningly obtuse, tuneless vocals. [May 2006, p.126]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A serious let-down. [Oct 2006, p.119]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Where once Of Montreal sparkled, they're now mired in a plodding, asexual beige. [Nov 2013, p.113]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Suffers from the same faults as previous efforts: limp tunes, pompous guitar solos and an overhwlming sense of "Will this do?" [Sep 2003, p.98]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    While the maverick spirit that drives this pair is admirable, it doesn't make the end result any more enjoyable. [Apr 2008, p.102]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    An excruciating listen. [May 2006, p.129]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Son of Richard and Linda. Acorns can fall far... [March 2011, p. 115]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's one boringly pedestrian plod after another. [Jun 2012, p.104]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's a sense that he's trying to pass off a lack of ability as some kind of artistic statement. [Aug 2009, p.113]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The feel is of youngish bucks cruelly taunting their 64-year-old granny. [Nov 2004, p.127]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A moribund collection of ragged but never rugged songs. [Jan 2004, p.114]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Children moan, accordions groan and Bjork's disembodied voice occasionally growls into earshot. [Sep 2005, p.114]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Miserable and insipid. [Dec 2004, p.130]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    So migraine-inducing that the Crazy Frog would seem like light relief. [May 2006, p.129]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Wretched. [Dec 2003, p.124]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Duets guns unerringly for lounge-y stasis, swerving any trace of the funk, grit or bile which make Morrison such a unique treasure.... Criminal. [May 2015, p.108]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A sad waste of everyone's time. [Jun 2009, p.119]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    California Hymn pulls something out of the hat at the end, but Anyway.... is so addled and confused it will likely be in the bin long before then. A real shocker. [Sep 2016, p.111]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Unforgiving's rampaging orchestral stabs and hysterical synths, coupled with Sharon den Adel's fevered vocal flourishes, make for awful Euro-pop with the odd distorted guitar. [May 2011, p.115]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Some rather ordinary, slightly tuneless indie rock. [Jul 2005, p.112]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A load of rubbish. [Jul 2012, p.110]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With each mid-tempo riff swamped by syrupy harmonies and machine-tooled strings, this is metal with the edges filed down and all the soul sucked out. [May 2006, p.128]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Half-written, overproduced songs collide with grandiose ideas, and the self-indulgence is astonishing as sounds and samples appear with little grace. [Aug 2004, p.116]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A willfully dumb concoction of crotch-grabbing Southern rock workouts and boneheaded strip-joint anthems. [Dec 2007, p.121]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This debut has her trilling like Mariah Carey on fluffy R&B tunes. [Oct 2003, p.103]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    [They] continue precisely where they left off on 2002's Static Delusions..., bashing their way through 11 indistinguishable songs without recourse to wit, style or tune. [Jul 2004, p.112]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Singer Jay Gordon spends much of the record predictably preening his way through third-hand Bowie and third-rate Simon LeBon impressions while the band labour on a set of half-baked electro-metal...
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The actual effect... is closer to a whinier Duran Duran, with even their slapped bass-driven grooves hobbled by the paper-thin production. [Apr 2005, p.124]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A disappointment. [Nov 2004, p.124]
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