Rolling Stone's Scores

For 4,670 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 64% 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 Sound System [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 0 Know Your Enemy
Score distribution:
4670 music reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Backstreet men rarely accelerate beyond a mid-tempo thud. [16 Jun 2005, p.100]
    • Rolling Stone
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    On this South African band's third album, the guitar tones are a teeth-grinding, digitized-sounding nightmare, and a series of I'm-singing-through-a-cell-phone vocal filters can't disguise how played out Morgan's style is.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sounds a lot like a collection of rejected Foo Fighters tunes. [7 Sep 2006, p.107]
    • Rolling Stone
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Third-rate grunge retreads stuffed with overdriven guitars and generic rock-dude melancholia.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    One
    The limp rhythm section and layered guitars expose the rote melodies, ridiculously dull lyrics and cruise-control tempo. [27 Jan 2005, p.60]
    • Rolling Stone
    • 15 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Federline's rhyme flow is the opposite of tight.