Revolver's Scores

  • Music
For 222 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Relentless, Reckless Forever
Lowest review score: 30 Cattle Callin
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 222
222 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
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    The year has only just begun, but if there is one metal album to purchase in 2011 so far, this is it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Malkmus remains up to his usual trickery, packing the proceedings with musical plot twists like false starts, abrupt fades, and fake codas. [#4, p.106]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stankonia lays bare the group's desire to be something greater than just rap stars. No two tracks sound alike, and they've taken time in the woodshed to pen rhymes that are even more dexterous and honest than their past work--no mean feat. [#3, p.107]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Backed by a bevy of sublime, aggravated tracks, G.O.A.T. is L.L.'s most aggressive, rhyme-centric effort since Radio. [#2, p.112]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Musically, AOI melds the compufunk of 'Stakes' with the soulystics of the trio's earlier work, adding in a healthy supply of guitar twang to boot. [#2, p.109]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes it sounds like someone grafted the Who's Live at Leeds and the first Minor Threat EP together. Yes, it's that good. [#2, p.103]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As sonically beautiful an album as R.E.M. has made. [May/June 2001, p.114]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's been a full decade since their last release, United by Fate, Rival Schools don't miss a beat on this reunion disc. [Mar/Apr 2011, p. 88]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    August Burns Red have set their own bar even higher on Leveler, and have done so for all of their scene in the process. The album is certainly among the most memorable releases so far this year.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Chalk up a new classic on Abruscato's resume.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unto the Locust isn't just a great album, it's an important statement that metal doesn't have to fall into trite categories or draw from pre-existing formulas to be accessible.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    Royal Thunder display a soulful sonic acumen that's as dynamic as it is compelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, the record perfectly captures the band live–which, as anyone who saw them on this summer’s Mayhem Fest knows, is an experience in itself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If bong-rattling stoner doom is your cup of flayed meat, you won’t want to miss this demonic feast.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all their masks and uniforms, the emotions at the heart of Slipknot’s music have always been real and raw, and as they--and the audience that’s grown up with them--have no doubt discovered, the youthful angst that fired their early records has nothing on the grim realities of adulthood. From that deep well of pain, another great Slipknot record has emerged.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Five albums in to an unexpected late-career burst of greatness, grindcore pioneers Napalm Death have done it again with this awesomely titled album.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Matthews finally takes a full-body plunge into the rock mainstream he'd only dipped a toe into before. [#4, p.105]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Standards is a mature work in the best sense, an example of a rock band--yes, a rock band--that has grown into its sound and is now relaxed enough to have fun with it. [#4, p.107]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Probably the best indie drone rock since Galaxie 500 put the Velvets jangle to hypnotic use (although Low reach even greater peaks of elegant sublimity). [#4, p.106]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This sprawling set would not be the ideal introduction to Guided by Voices... but Suitcase does provide a fascinating chronicle of one man's lifelong love affair with songwriting. [#2, p.104]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of its sound, it is far less exuberant than 'Bringing Down the Horse,' far more stripped-down and varied in its arrangements.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's melodic and Malevolent, a relentlessly good disc with an A.D.D. sufferer's list of pop-cultural obsessions ranging from Robocop to werewolves to Judas Priest. [May/Jun 2010, p.100]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether Snakes For The Divine is the band's best album yet is open to debate, but it's certainly their biggest, burliest, and most devastating. [Mar/Apr 2010, p.90]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On their fourth full-length and first on their own label, jazz-spazz-metal epileptics the Dillinger Escape Plan re-embrace the all-killer, no-filler attitude that made their earlier albums and EPs so simultaneously exhausting and exhilarating. [Mar/Apr 2010, p.88]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their third album takes the stylized blur of their previous LPs, and somehow finds new room for Circle Jerskian hooks, mid-tempo suckerpunches, and one Neurotic sludge workout. p[Jul/Aug 2010, p.90]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fifth album The Oracle is a much welcome return to form, at least in energy. Ten tracks, no ballads, no bullshit. [May/Jun 2010, p.95]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, White Crosses is the most polished and pop-inflected album of Against Me!'s polarizing punk career--but underneath the studio sheen, the Butch Vig-produced disc also contains some of the band's best material to date. [Jul/Aug 2010, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At Night We Live represents an older, slightly sleazier, but still poetically earnest far. [May/Jun 2010, p.98]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the classic horror movies that have inspired so much of Danzig's work, the new record delivers the thrills and chills that fans would hope for, and that Danzig, at his best, is so good at serving up. [Jul/Aug 2010, p.88]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Removed from the usual metal trappings to ride Imperfect Harmonies' lofty, trippy soundscapes, Tankian's lyrics carry surprising poetic weight. [Sep/Oct 2010, p.87]
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