Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 5,919 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:
5,919 music reviews
    • 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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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Terrifying, but in a good way. The bar is raised. [Jun 2004, p.105]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A leftfield classic. [Oct 2003, p.100]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sublime collection that surpasses its predecessor. [Apr 2004, p.121]
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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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    • 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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a genre considered creatively bankrupt, this is genuinely new metal. [Jul 2003, p.102]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the sound of a superstar in the making. [Nov 2003, p.107]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep voiced, disquieting and bristling with intelligence, Hobo Sapiens is a reminder of how intoxicating an artist Cale can be. [Nov 2003, p.107]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remarkable record. [Feb 2003, p.96]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's terrifically exciting stuff. [Apr 2003, p.101]
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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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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing short of remarkable. [Jun 2004, p.102]
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    • 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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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One utterly badass album. [Jul 2004, p.116]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Antics is ridiculously good. [Oct 2004, p.112]
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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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their most coherent statement yet. [Feb 2005, p.100]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a bewitching formula. [Jun 2005, p.120]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely are albums this thrillingly original. [Jul 2005, p.120]
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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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    • 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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    • 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
    Cut, copy and paste this definitive record into your world. [Jul 2005, p.115]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brave and ambitious. [Jul 2005, p.122]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Supernature sounds brilliantly here and now. Less coldly perverse than Black Cherry, it's also a lot of fun. [Sep 2005, p.110]
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