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 Raw Power [Reissue]
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
5,826 music reviews
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    Familiarity hasn't taken all the shine off Led Zeppelin IV, because once you get past the aforementioned over-exposed "hits," there's still the frantic Four Sticks and When The Levee Break's big lumbering blues to knock you off your feet again. [Nov 2014, p.125]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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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    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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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    • 100 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It still sounds fabulous and relevant too, though this Super Deluxe Edition with lots of superfluous add-ons and a super £50-plus price tag to match is surely for completists only. [Aug 2011, p.133]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Doolittle was a breakthrough.... The Peel Sessions and B-sides aren't essential, but the previously unreleased demos are fascinating. [Jan 2015, p.134]
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    • 99 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer variety of music is astounding. [Jan 2013, p.114]
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    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beery, teary, rootsy and rollicking: it's singalong genius at play. [Dec 2014, p.122]
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    • 99 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This willfully obscure yet eerily beautiful music sounds all the more absorbing in remastered form. [May 2014, p.124]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blue Lines doesn't need [extras]. It was a classic in the truest sense, and unimprovable template that sound like it was recorded yesterday--or tomorrow. [Dec 2012, p.118]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Upgrading previous remasterings, Page's personal touch brings out even more detail.... Each album's companion disc supplies both pleasure and an education. [Jul 2014, p.120]
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    • 98 Metascore
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    Led Zeepelin would get bigger, louder and very imperious very soon. But they'd rarely sound like they were having as much fun as they do here. [Nov 2014, p.125]
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    • 97 Metascore
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    Sound System gives the full, eclectic picture. [Oct 2013, p.116]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real revelation of this new Smile is its melodic depth, even if lyricist Van Dyke Parks's oblique ruminations seem unnecessarily flowery. [Nov 2004, p.114]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing short of remarkable. [Jun 2004, p.102]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Upgrading previous remasterings, Page's personal touch brings out even more detail.... Each album's companion disc supplies both pleasure and an education. [Jul 2014, p.120]
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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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    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This exemplary boxset tells the whole, rather sorry saga of how a band who seemingly had everything going for them ended up with precisely nothing. [Oct 2009, p.122]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The bonus material on both albums offer up further evidence that this was the Pumpkins' purple path. [Jan 2012, p.130]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately Smile is a case of what might have been, and after all this time that's probably only to be expected. [Dec. 2011 p. 140]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A snapshot of one of the most vital, intellectual, breathlessly thrilling bands Britain's ever produced. [Dec. 2011 p. 143]
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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...
    • 95 Metascore
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    Upgrading previous remasterings, Page's personal touch brings out even more detail.... Each album's companion disc supplies both pleasure and an education. [Jul 2014, p.120]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    Upon its release in 1994, Definitely Maybe sounded messy and thrilling. Now, of course, it sounds like a classic. [Jun 2014, p.127]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sugar may have lacked the outsider appeal and cataclysmic cultural impact of Nirvana but he furnace-forged guitar pop of 1992 debut Copper Blue was a handsome match for Nevermind. [Aug 2012, p.114]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Start Together] reveals a remarkable output across punk, pop and rock for a band that you can't help but feel still had much to do, As of now, they still may do it. [Dec 2014, p.124]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Promise itself is a strange thing, less a companion to Darkness than the blueprint for a lost sequel to Born To Run. [Dec 2010, p.118]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    17 years on, Liquid Swords represents hard-nosed hip-hop at its peak. [Oct 2012, p.117
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One utterly badass album. [Jul 2004, p.116]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Before stardom, they stopped off to reinvent guitar rock. [Aug. 2011, p. 128]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A second disc continues the upbeat mood of the main album. [Jan 2012, p.135]
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