Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 5,868 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 How The West Was Won
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
5,868 music reviews
    • 52 Metascore
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    Alas, they're not very good. [Feb 2005, p.102]
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    • 50 Metascore
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    Musically, it sucks. [Feb 2005, p.98]
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    • 63 Metascore
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    Some rather ordinary, slightly tuneless indie rock. [Jul 2005, p.112]
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    • 67 Metascore
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    Children moan, accordions groan and Bjork's disembodied voice occasionally growls into earshot. [Sep 2005, p.114]
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    • 58 Metascore
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    It's marooned in novelty. [Apr 2005, p.121]
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    • 71 Metascore
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    An excruciating listen. [May 2006, p.129]
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    • 65 Metascore
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    So migraine-inducing that the Crazy Frog would seem like light relief. [May 2006, p.129]
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    • 52 Metascore
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    There are no real songs here, only weak gags and unfunny skits. [Jan 2007, p.152]
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    • 45 Metascore
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    Sloppy, emotion-free, chicken-in-a-basket ballads. [May 2007, p.125]
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    • 47 Metascore
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    Their attempts at songwriting here are woeful. [Sep 2007, p.95]
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    • 58 Metascore
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    A risible attempt to recapture long-vanished glories. [Nov 2007, p.137]
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    • 62 Metascore
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    A sad waste of everyone's time. [Jun 2009, p.119]
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    • 51 Metascore
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Joel and Benji Madden's fifth album of anthemic dumbness. [Dec. 2010, p. 110]
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    • 54 Metascore
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    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
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    Give this album a very wide berth. [Feb 2011, p.120]
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    • 63 Metascore
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    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
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    There are no highlights. Appalling. [Sep 2011, p.110]
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    • 59 Metascore
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    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
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    It's one boringly pedestrian plod after another. [Jun 2012, p.104]
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    • 62 Metascore
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    A load of rubbish. [Jul 2012, p.110]
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    • 58 Metascore
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    An album that's--unusually--both disorienting and immensely tedious. [Nov 2012, p.103]
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    • 57 Metascore
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    Not good. [Oct 2012, p.106]
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