Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 7,346 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Automatic for the People [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
7346 music reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Guided by a love of '80s synth-pop, but feeding in elements gleaned from Chicago house and Italo disco, they come across like a Nordic Junior Boys. [Oct 2017, p.107]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    INHeaven's potential is huge, it's just not fully realised here. [Oct 2017, p.105]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On this fourth LP, the hook-laden Here Among You is as celestial as pop music can be: if they have a breakout song it's this, but it's far from the only moment of magic. [Oct 2017, p.100]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    His fourth album shows a continuing talent for both dynamite house beats and reframing idiosyncratic vocalists. [Oct 2017, p.105]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This one has it's moments, but somehow never quite catches fire. [Oct 2017, p.106]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are moments when it becomes a bit Baltic Eurovision, but Okovi is as tender as it is tough. [Oct 2017, p.111]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not a wildly eclectic trip, but for dependable hooks and relatable emotion, Alvvays are spot on. [Oct 2017, p.100]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album that advances the sound of LCD Soundsystem and more than justifies their return, while retaining all that was brilliant about them in the first place. [Oct 2017, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its worst (Jealousy Is A Powerful Emotion), he's overwrought and stodgy. More often, though, Draper is an unceasingly self-lacerating lyricist unafraid to deal with his past. [Oct 2017, p.103]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vibrant and outward-looking, the record has a buoyant, dancified energy that flows. [Oct 2017, p.103]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, a brooding and brilliant record. [Oct 2017, p.103]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Much here amounts to solid AOR, by turns over-polished and underwhelming. [Oct 2017, p.103]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Oddly, it [maturity] suits them well. [Oct 2017, p.105]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Under all the Iggy Pop mumbling, splintered ballads and warped Western themes, it seems they keep bubbling back up. [Oct 2017, p.105]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Orc
    Orc is an incredibly full-on record. [Oct 2017, p.107]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shah isn't doing anything especially new here, but she is blending 2017's concerns, with unalloyed fury and genuine musical craft. [Oct 2017, p.108]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sleep Well Beast is undoubtedly richly textured, but it still demands the listener lean in. [Oct 2017, p.109]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautifully unsettling album. [Oct 2017, p.111]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, floating voters will lament the lack of a flat-out glam and/or electro-disco belter to rival their hits. [Oct 2017, p.111]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This 147-track box (plus 92-page booklet) is thankfully packed with predominately great music. [Oct 2017, p.113]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a sensational return. [Sep 2017, p.115]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The pint pot-rattling To The Pub reflects on disappointment, while the spine-chilling Melting Man is a horrific account of putrefaction and dying alone. [Aug 2017, p.106]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This lush 36-track comp traces Richter's influences,meandering from vintage to post-rock to contemporary and is twinkling, Sunday-morning music in excelsis. [Aug 2017, p.115]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Echoes of early Pink Floyd, Saint Etienne and a tougher Vashti Bunyan prevail, but this is an original and haunting collection. [Sep 2017, p.109]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lynne and Moorer are at their best on the straight country material, but their take on The Killers' My List usurps the original. Sadly, things take a turn for the worse later. [Sep 2017, p.113]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His fourth LP proves his strongest to date, a mesmerising meditation on uncertainty and unease, which bridges the gaps between urban poetry, post-rock and brooding electronica. [Sep 2017, p.117]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ever, it's wildly inventive. [Jul 2017, p.108]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Stratton is much richer musically than lyrically but, like a fast-flowing stream, he carries you along with him regardless. [Sep 2017, p.115]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 21-year-old's eclectic debut oozes attitude, his pithy social commentary binding together sonic excursions into breezy funk-punk, poundshop hip-hop and indie tearjerkers. [Sep 2017, p.115]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    QOTSA's seventh album wisely tweaks the recipe just enough to keep things spicy. [Sep 2017, p.114]
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