Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 6,073 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 In Rainbows
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
6,073 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For sheer bravado and imagination it's something that few bands will top this year. [Oct 2003, p.109]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Matches Slipknot for manic intensity while employing a freeform approach to songcraft which invites comparison to the lunatic-fringe rock of the late '60s. [Sep 2001, p.122]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Singer Pat Monahan has a Michael Stipe-esque voice: part whine part sneer, but with an added dollop of believeable pathos. On this second album, his four colleagues concoct intriguing backdrops... [#180, p.112]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ash have turned in a bullish and cocksure fifth studio album to delight the faithful. [Jun 2004, p.95]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His best work in many a long year. [Jun 2004, p.105]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dre and Big Boi (alias Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton) fill their technicolour vision with the ghosts of Sly Stone, James Brown and, most notably, Funkadelic-era George Clinton. Factor in some distinctly unorthodox production and you've rap at its risk-taking best...
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is maverick electronica without the headaches. [Jul 2003, p.103]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She avoids excessive sugariness via edgy, sensual lyrics and Timbaland's superlative production. [June 2002, p.123]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a daring experiment which flies in the face of the derivative tendencies evident in the modern music industry, it succeeds. [Dec 2004, p.140]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For his eighth album, he has returned to renowned metal producer Ed Stasium, who delivers both high-impact guitar and sufficient clarity for enjoyment of Heat's droll way with words. [Apr 2002, p.120]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Curiously compelling for something so minimal, it's like nothing else around. [Jul 2003, p.110]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even more meandering than its celebrated, if somewhat cold, predecessor. It's also more confident, more coherent, yielding an all-enveloping warmth that's entirely resistant to any iPod shuffle function. [Jul 2004, p.119]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the rollercoaster ride, there are intense moments of pop wonder and cartoon hilarity. [Sep 2004, p.120]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's when Bubba stays with his Southern roots... that he really shines. [Oct 2003, p.100]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Back in the real world, fans of the disconnected Callahan know what to expect. They're a loyal breed who puzzle over his dryly funny lyrics and file the CDs next to Mark Eitzel and Nick Cave... His best yet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great leap forward. [Oct 2003, p.113]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is little short of a treat: a rambunctious dance through the more sepia-tinted corners of US musical history. [Oct 2001, p.122]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might be wearing, were it not for the fact that his voice... is a thing of considerable power. [Aug 2005, p.122]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mixes melancholy and might to a rare degree. [Sep 2002, p.104]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Together We're Heavy's transcendent qualities grow as it flows onward, and the sheer musical ambition of the Spree's pet sound finally, really defies cynicism. [Aug 2004, p.116]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sigur Ros's second album proper features this astonishing opener ["Svefn-G-Englar"] and 10 others which, while surprisingly diverse, each reflects their penchant for apocalyptic serenity, overdriven guitars and teenage singer Jonsi's Birgisson unique Hopelandish language.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In truth, there are unexpected delights at every turn here, not least in the realisation that Mercury Rev may only just be hitting their collective stride. [Sep 2001, p.115]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All 10 songs yield more delights with every hearing. [May 2003, p.112]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    5
    It retains all the allure of the most hypnotic electronica with none of the digital cliches. [Jan 2004, p.122]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Part Jewel-with-tunes, part Tori-Amos-without-kookiness, it noodles, but only rarely.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an album which manages the rare trick of being accessible and head-warpingly barmy both at the same time. [Nov 2002, p.96]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A meditation on modern urban life that lets the city shine with mystery, menace and grace. [Jan 2004, p.118]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolute masterclass in thoughtful, emotional songwriting. [Apr 2003, p.104]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exhausting, but borderline brilliant too. [May 2003, p.102]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The songs here are rougher, louder, and often more exciting than their "official" versions. [Nov 2000, p.123]
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