Salon.com's Scores

For 52 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Essence
Lowest review score: 20 Pop Trash
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 52
  2. Negative: 5 out of 52
52 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So why doesn't "I Am" quite hit the mark? Blame it on producer Bill Bottrell, best-known for his work with Sheryl Crow. Simply put, he lays it on a little too thick.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the performances here reclaimed the sputtering, spastic fury of Elvis and the Attractions in their prime, it might not matter that Costello came to play without indelible melodies and jaw-dropping lyrics, but they really don't and he largely did.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Slow of tempo and devoid of the irony and insouciance that made Belle & Sebastian semi-famous among record store employees and their friends.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's excellently crafted, grandiose and rousing, and right now, it sounds ridiculous.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    "Nixon," Lambchop's fifth solo LP, does have its moments, some of them truly glowing. But much of the rest of the album turns toward precious self-indulgence.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Past Oval projects have always worked just as well as plain old "music"... "Ovalprocess," however, is about process -- and process only. The problem is, it's more interesting to talk about than to listen to.