Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 5,829 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 By The Way
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
5,829 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
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    OST
    This is a sheer visceral delight. [May 2002, p.124]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    Pretty much everything a second album needs to be, it's like Is This It but more emotional, more colourful, slightly better. [Nov 2003, p.102]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    It makes the case for some long-forgotten virtues: fast songs, staccato chords, songs about trysts in squalid apartments. You know, the good stuff.
    • 70 Metascore
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    A fantastic record, full of wonder. [Aug. 2002, p.118]
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    • 97 Metascore
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    Presents Led Zeppelin in all their ragged glory and heavy splendour. [Jul 2003, p.119]
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    • 74 Metascore
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    No moment of Discovery is left unfilled with an idea, a sonic joke, a spark of brilliance.... a towering, persuasive tour de force which ultimately transcends the dance label.
    • 76 Metascore
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    It's a landmark album for REM and the fans who stayed faithful, a shot in the arm for music in 2001 and - unless they're too foolish to accept it - a long-awaited treat for all the listeners who bailed out after Monster.
    • 91 Metascore
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    The best album of 2004 so far, and by some distance. [Jun 2004, p.92]
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    What burns from the music is The Clash's defining characteristic: the fact that they were insatiable omnivores. [Oct 2004, p.136]
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    • 69 Metascore
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    Not big, not clever, not hip, not trendy. Just fantastic.
    • 85 Metascore
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    The finest alt-country album this side of Gram Parsons. [Jan 2005, p.129]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    X&Y
    A substantially more visceral and emotionally rewarding experience than both its predecessors. [Jul 2005, p.106]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    Represents a career high for the Chili Peppers. [Jun 2006, p.106]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    A work of dazzling scope and grandeur... It is impossible to imagine any other band making music quite like this. [Aug 2006, p.106]
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    • 60 Metascore
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    In its progress from raw ambition to actual intent, this mirrors U2's great leap forward from Boy and October to War. [Aug 2006, p.108]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    A magical kingdom of noise that's equal parts Disney's Fantasia and Echo & The Bunnymen's lavish Ocean Rain. [Apr 2007, p.107]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    It's not just the songs that have improved, but also their delivery. [May 2007, p.115]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    Once again, Radiohead have proven themselves priceless. [Dec 2007, p.107]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    No two tracks are the same, none could be anyone else. This is one irresistible party: the joy Adebimpe was looking for is right here. A great, great record. [Oct 2008, p.154]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    Simply, what this amounts to is the best U2 album since "Achtung Baby. [Apr 2009, p.94]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    So let any indie bands planning a trip to the keyboard shop take note: this is how it's done, with a desire to surprise and be surprised. [May 2009, p.104]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    By breathing life into Richey Edwards's own last words, his friends have crafted not a memorial but a celebration. [Jun 2009, p.120]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    There was nothing like "Demon Days" before and there's been nothing like it since. Until now.[...] Plastic Beach picks up several steps on from where its predecessor left off. [Apr 2010, p.104]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    With the exception of Bob Dylan, there isn't a single artist, living or dead, who has managed a record this audacious 30-plus-years into a career. Wake Up The Nation is that good. [May 2010, p.114]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    The vindication of this luxury raw Power is it bestows still greater kudos on Ron's band. [Jun 2010, p.140]
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    Stick to the main text: until they invent time travel, there's no better way to inhale the decadent air of the early '70s. [Jun 210, p.137]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    They may well have delivered their masterpiece. [Sept. 2010, p. 110]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    Her state-of-the-nation address. Stunning. [Feb. 2011, p. 112]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    The Hunter represents them at both their most concise and their thrilling best. [Nov. 2011, p. 135]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    Twenty years, five discs, but Nevermind is always more than the sum of its parts. [Oct 2011, p.133]
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