Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 7,216 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 Late Night Tales
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
7216 music reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's so out of step with most indie rock it's as if it's been beamed from outer space. [Apr 2005, p.126]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely are albums this thrillingly original. [Jul 2005, p.120]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A leftfield classic. [Oct 2003, p.100]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a bewitching formula. [Jun 2005, p.120]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    Common's best album so far, one that proves hip hop can be both smart and mainstream. [Jul 2005, p.114]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record sufficiently impressive to suggest that White Blood Cells caught Jack and Meg using only a fraction of their talents. [Apr 2003, p.98]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extraordinary record. [Mar 2007, p.115]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One utterly badass album. [Jul 2004, p.116]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takk... [is] a thing of... supple, muscular beauty, throwing off the stultifying air of reverence that has sometimes surrounded them. [Oct 2005, p.116]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Idlewild is a dazzling album. [Oct 2006, p.124]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record... is brimming with character, easily surpassing their debut, its energy level like a battery charge. [Sep 2004, p.108]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Danger Mouse's] stunning flourishes... help place Demon Days notches above any vaguely electronic release in recent memory. [Jun 2005, p.104]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their most coherent statement yet. [Feb 2005, p.100]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only do the rhythms here sound tighter and more intensely focused, Murphy's presence as a songwriter and frontman is a revelation. [Apr 2007, p.110]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a genre considered creatively bankrupt, this is genuinely new metal. [Jul 2003, p.102]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Antics is ridiculously good. [Oct 2004, p.112]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You Could Have... doesn't take you on the journey of highs and lows that the very greatest albums do. Its Greatest Hits feel is both its major strength and its major weakness. [Oct 2005, p.108]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    He remains rap's finest storyteller. [Jun 2006, p.115]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Eclipsing last year's Blueprint, it throws down the gauntlet to challengers Murder Inc. [Jan 2003, p.120]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So no, it's not perfect. But Whatever People Say... has that edge, that thrill that comes only when a band have hit the zeitgeist hard and timed the punch to perfection. [Mar 2006, p.102]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A proper soul album which hooks you with the first pneumatic beat and draws you deeper with every heady atmosphere and vivid emotion. [Jan 2004, p.111]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's terrifically exciting stuff. [Apr 2003, p.101]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Very possibly, an even better album than Elephant. [Jul 2005, p.108]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her voice is versatile, the beats delicioiusly languid, but it's the songwriting that shines. [Oct 2004, p.129]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Missy and Timbaland give us what we've come to expect--the sexiest, most ear-popping, jaw-dropping fusion of old-school rap tribute, sparse R&B, mutant bhangra, and beat innovation on Planet Pop. [Feb 2004, p.100]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vibe of maverick playfulness married to fabulous tunes. [Apr 2002, p.106]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It perfectly captures the oscillating other-worldliness of their sound. [Oct 2016, p.110]
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    • 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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