Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 5,925 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 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Doolittle 25
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
5,925 music reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The album lacks the breathless show-stoppers that have long peppered their records.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If iPods came with a button that randomly spliced tracks together it would sound like this. [Dec 2004, p.137]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Their most overblown record since 1989's Gold Mother. [Aug 2001, p.130]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Utterly forgettable and hampered by Ruth-Ann's thin vocals. [Nov. 2000, p.113]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The new electronic direction is likely to lose more fans than it gains.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The effect is spoiled by noodly, indifferent tracks such as We Meet At Last. [Aug 2002, p.128]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It works for the first three tracks.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    MOR for the Ibiza generation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sounding rusty before even seeing daylight, Deep Down & Dirty is as enticing as those other averagely pleasant 1992 albums currently taking up valuable drawer-space in the back room.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Petty sounds like a bitter old man howling at the moon. [Dec 2002, p.110]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lack[s] both the energy of Sebadoh and the quirkiness of his Folk Implosion project. [Mar 2005, p.98]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Experimental and confusing... Oberst's voice struggles to hit home through the effects. [Jan 2005, p.129]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's like they've just put all their old sounds together in a slightly different order. [Feb 2005, p.101]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Deliberately sparse and bare. [Mar 2005, p.99]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They just sound bored. [Feb 2005, p.98]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    These stripped-down efforts offer an insight into the singer's writing methods, but not much else. [Feb 2005, p.102]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Too much of Feathers sounds like extended noodling jams. [May 2005, p.121]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Impenetrable in the extreme. [Apr 2005, p.118]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The robots were more fun. [Apr 2005, p.118]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    [Stereo Total] have neither the songs nor the art to make their electro-doodlings anything more than an exercise in narcissistic cool. [Apr 2005, p.124]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Takes him out of the bedroom and into the bar room and, as a result, it's a much drearier affair. [Apr 2005, p.120]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As tame as it is conventional. [Apr 2005, p.124]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite some evidence of talent, though, it's mostly just musical gatecrashing. [Apr 2005, p.123]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A patchy affair. [Apr 2005, p.124]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Most is all too predictable and finds Autechre stuck in an experimental rut. [May 2005, p.121]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Chic but charmless. [Jun 2005, p.111]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They remain spirit-crushingly average. [May 2005, p.114]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another marathon slog through the alt-country undergrowth. [Jun 2005, p.118]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's just artful karaoke. [Jun 2005, p.116]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's little here that lingers. [Jun 2005, p.111]
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