Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 5,651 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Nevermind [20th Anniversary Edition]
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
5,651 music reviews
    • 65 Metascore
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    Music this uplifting, this inspirational, belongs among the stars. [Dec 2011, p.120]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    Ceremonials is quite some achievement: an accomplished pop record infused with intelligence and imagination... It offers the final, conclusive evidence that she's a pop star to believe in. [Dec. 2011 p. 118]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This reissue underlines how much Achtung Baby's high-wire triumph owed to an era in flux and it's as excessive as it needs to be. [Dec. 2011 p. 138]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The bonus material on both albums offer up further evidence that this was the Pumpkins' purple path. [Jan 2012, p.130]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A snapshot of one of the most vital, intellectual, breathlessly thrilling bands Britain's ever produced. [Dec. 2011 p. 143]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While 1992-2012 is no substitute for the seamless ebb and flow of dubnobasswith myheadman and Second Toughest In the Infants, there are some glorious moments. [Mar 2012, p.114]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    These lavish Deluxe Editions are fat with rare tracks and live performances on accompanying DVDs - they are all the Beat anyone could ever wish for. [Aug 2012, p.112]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For the umpteenth time, hats off, gents. [Dec 2012, p.122]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blue Lines doesn't need [extras]. It was a classic in the truest sense, and unimprovable template that sound like it was recorded yesterday--or tomorrow. [Dec 2012, p.118]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Throughout, quality doesn't waver; always sensually and intellectually rigorous, her songs touch on degrees of romantic disaffection and beyond with a sometimes uncomfortable gaze, and still sound freshly minted. [Jan 2013, p.119]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Next Day is a loud, thrilling, steamrollingly confident rock and roll album full of noise, energy, and words that--if as cryptic as ever they were--sound like they desperately need to be sung. [Apr 2013, p.92]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    Daft Punk's best album in a career that's already redefined dance music at least twice. It is, in short, a mind-blower. [Jun 2013, p.88]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sound System gives the full, eclectic picture. [Oct 2013, p.116]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sound more fully formed than ever. [Oct 2013, p.114]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Magnificent. [Nov 2013, p.121]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You plug it in your ears in June and three months later you've barely listened to anything else. Highly recommended. [Nov 2013, p.104]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    The overall impression is one of a band who are now masterfully in control of their craft. [Apr 2014, p.111]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The original beats are still as fresh and inviting as a newly changed bed. At 10 tracks, Illmatic is satisfying lean and cohesive--remarkably so for a hip-hop album with five producers. [May 2014, p.125]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Upon its release in 1994, Definitely Maybe sounded messy and thrilling. Now, of course, it sounds like a classic. [Jun 2014, p.127]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Upgrading previous remasterings, Page's personal touch brings out even more detail.... Each album's companion disc supplies both pleasure and an education. [Jul 2014, p.120]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    Upgrading previous remasterings, Page's personal touch brings out even more detail.... Each album's companion disc supplies both pleasure and an education. [Jul 2014, p.120]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Upgrading previous remasterings, Page's personal touch brings out even more detail.... Each album's companion disc supplies both pleasure and an education. [Jul 2014, p.120]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The musical scope is breathtaking. [Dec 2003, p.139]
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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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Such moments of wry genius make a very special record. [Oct 2003, p.104]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An audacious, bold and provocative artistic statement, an album that raises the bar for any rock band who aspire to re-writing the rulebook. [Aug 2003, p.101]
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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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far from rehashing her debut, she's made an older and wiser sequel, where the quiet magic of each song gets stronger with every listen. [Mar 2003, p.101]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finds their meld of expansive rock, country melodies and myriad other elements scraping truly inspirational heights. [Oct 2003, p.111]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of the elements that make the band great--the Shadowsy guitar solos, James Skelly's Eric Burdon-meets-Jimmy Corkhill croon, the breadth of imagination--are well lubricated, but the songwriting has rocketed. [Aug 2003, p.106]
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