Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 5,826 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 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 National Treasures: The Complete Singles
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
5,826 music reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Tough to endure even once. [Aug 2003, p.110]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Another dollop of rock sludge with a remarkably honest title. [Aug 2003, p.115]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The actual effect... is closer to a whinier Duran Duran, with even their slapped bass-driven grooves hobbled by the paper-thin production. [Apr 2005, p.124]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A moribund collection of ragged but never rugged songs. [Jan 2004, p.114]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Most of it already sounds a decade old. [Dec 2003, p.137]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are so many idiotically composed adverts between tracks, you wonder if you haven't tuned into a local radio station by accident. [Sep 2003, p.99]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Half-written, overproduced songs collide with grandiose ideas, and the self-indulgence is astonishing as sounds and samples appear with little grace. [Aug 2004, p.116]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Embarrassing. [Dec 2003, p.134]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    They wouldn't be totally awful if Client A could actually sing. [Oct 2003, p.103]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Suffers from the same faults as previous efforts: limp tunes, pompous guitar solos and an overhwlming sense of "Will this do?" [Sep 2003, p.98]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The feel is of youngish bucks cruelly taunting their 64-year-old granny. [Nov 2004, p.127]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A disappointment. [Nov 2004, p.124]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Miserable and insipid. [Dec 2004, p.130]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As bland as paint. [May 2005, p.110]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Three tracks in you realise with horror that [it] is a concept album. Worse, it's a concept album of kitchen-sink dramas about Tony The Milkman and Doris The Housewife set to Saint Etienne's dated indie disco. [Jul 2005, p.120]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Contains far too many bland ballads. [Feb 2006, p.105]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With each mid-tempo riff swamped by syrupy harmonies and machine-tooled strings, this is metal with the edges filed down and all the soul sucked out. [May 2006, p.128]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A serious let-down. [Oct 2006, p.119]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Where they were once a glorious mess, here they are simply a mess. [Apr 2007, p.114]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The only area in which JC tops Justin is cheesy double entendres. [Jun 2004, p.96]
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    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Middle-age is no excuse for such an unforgivably bland collection of over-emoted love songs. [Dec 2002, p.102]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    So ill-conceived and shoddily executed it could well finish them off altogether. [Feb 2003, p.102]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    At least Nickelback know how to write a tune. [Jul 2003, p.104]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The drab orchestrations offer tepid schmaltz, not romance. [Dec 2002, p.112]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Singer Jay Gordon spends much of the record predictably preening his way through third-hand Bowie and third-rate Simon LeBon impressions while the band labour on a set of half-baked electro-metal...
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Most disappointing of all... is the drab nature of Ryder's contribution: slurred, incoherent, and largely based around drug stories and lots of swearing. [Aug 2003, p.103]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Wretched. [Dec 2003, p.124]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    [They] continue precisely where they left off on 2002's Static Delusions..., bashing their way through 11 indistinguishable songs without recourse to wit, style or tune. [Jul 2004, p.112]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A numbing montage of half-formed ideas and too-slick production. [Jul 2003, p.100]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This debut has her trilling like Mariah Carey on fluffy R&B tunes. [Oct 2003, p.103]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Alas, they're not very good. [Feb 2005, p.102]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Musically, it sucks. [Feb 2005, p.98]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Some rather ordinary, slightly tuneless indie rock. [Jul 2005, p.112]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Children moan, accordions groan and Bjork's disembodied voice occasionally growls into earshot. [Sep 2005, p.114]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's marooned in novelty. [Apr 2005, p.121]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    An excruciating listen. [May 2006, p.129]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    So migraine-inducing that the Crazy Frog would seem like light relief. [May 2006, p.129]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There are no real songs here, only weak gags and unfunny skits. [Jan 2007, p.152]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Sloppy, emotion-free, chicken-in-a-basket ballads. [May 2007, p.125]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Their attempts at songwriting here are woeful. [Sep 2007, p.95]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A risible attempt to recapture long-vanished glories. [Nov 2007, p.137]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A willfully dumb concoction of crotch-grabbing Southern rock workouts and boneheaded strip-joint anthems. [Dec 2007, p.121]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Anyone believing that Bush betrayed grunge's punk promise will feel like reaching for a shotgun. [Aug 2008, p.135]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    While the maverick spirit that drives this pair is admirable, it doesn't make the end result any more enjoyable. [Apr 2008, p.102]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's a sense that he's trying to pass off a lack of ability as some kind of artistic statement. [Aug 2009, p.113]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A sad waste of everyone's time. [Jun 2009, p.119]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If that hardly sounds like the greatest thing to happen to hip hop in recent times, it's nothing compared to his fourth LP, which is a litany of lazy beats and even lazier rhymes; "Your mama she gets crazy," he instructs on Krazy. [Dec 2009, p. 120]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    They may still want to party every night, but it would take a Kiss Kasket full of Viagra to animate this limp cock rock. [Dec 2009, p. 116]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Without Pop The Glock's digitised vocals Hartley sounds like a karaoke version of '80s rapper Roxanne Shante. [Aug 2010, p.126]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Joel and Benji Madden's fifth album of anthemic dumbness. [Dec. 2010, p. 110]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The problem here isn't sullying Jackson's memory and reputation: he was perfectly capable of doing that himself. The problem is that Michael simply isn't good enough. [Feb. 2011, p. 108]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Son of Richard and Linda. Acorns can fall far... [March 2011, p. 115]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Give this album a very wide berth. [Feb 2011, p.120]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Unforgiving's rampaging orchestral stabs and hysterical synths, coupled with Sharon den Adel's fevered vocal flourishes, make for awful Euro-pop with the odd distorted guitar. [May 2011, p.115]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There are no highlights. Appalling. [Sep 2011, p.110]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    They fail to relocate it [their exuberance] on the follow-up, which if anything, is even drearier. [Sep 2011, p.104]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's one boringly pedestrian plod after another. [Jun 2012, p.104]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A load of rubbish. [Jul 2012, p.110]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    An album that's--unusually--both disorienting and immensely tedious. [Nov 2012, p.103]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Not good. [Oct 2012, p.106]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The band sound bored. [Dec 2012, p.103]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    They run a schizophrenic gamut of cinematic moods that bleed into one another jammed together into one disorienting hour that reaches its end without any discernible narrative reward. [Dec 2012, p.104]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Numbingly tedious, bashed-out-in-an-afternoon grunt-a-longs about, well, numbingly tedious stuff that we may already have come to term with. [Aug 2012, p.109]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Only Haim's contribution to Red Eye enlivens the tedium. [Aug 2013, p.99]
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    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Fatally it offers nothing to suggest a band moving forwards. [May 2013, p.109]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Entirely meritless. [Apr 2013, p.104]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Where once Of Montreal sparkled, they're now mired in a plodding, asexual beige. [Nov 2013, p.113]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Until they find their own voice, they'll forever be a tribute band. [Mar 2014, p.116]
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    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this 11-track LP is nine songs too long as the rest swill around the bottom of the indie-rock barrel like thin gruel. [Apr 2014, p.121]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    A hideous mess of electro noodling and maddeningly obtuse, tuneless vocals. [May 2006, p.126]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    This is hollow, pretentious and deeply dull music. [Apr 2007, p.116]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    As worthless as it's possible for music to be. [Feb 2005, p.100]
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