Spin Cycle's Scores

  • Music
For 99 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 NakedSelf
Lowest review score: 25 Song Yet To Be Sung
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 99
  2. Negative: 5 out of 99
99 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Track after solid track, "Motherland" is a collection of pure, soulful offerings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The wildly disparate influences and sensibilities mesh to great effect on this stunning album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pulling it all together is her beautifully rough voice, which has grown more precise without losing any of its raw, bluesy power.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The music that Bragg and Wilco have wrapped around the exquisite 15 sets of Guthrie lyrics is much more mature, cohesive and layered than its predecessor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Teetering between darkness and light, Hersh's somersaults have never been more compelling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The refrains and horn tracks of "Quality Control" are all the ammo you'll need in your next argument about the rejuvenation of hip-hop.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    But, to get right down to it, "Celebrity" is fun, like its predecessors.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Part torch song, part Broadway, part cabaret, "Poses" is as theatrical as its animated creator is in performance.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It doesn't really break any new ground, but that's not the point. This record is about Dylan cutting loose and celebrating the richness of American music.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "Strange Little Girls" is not a pretty album, but that's the point: the ugliness of male-female relations, which she exposes bit by bit with each cover, is a fact that is--in both pop music and pop culture--all too often ignored.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sexsmith's gorgeous vocals and refined songwriting shine through.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "Gold" proves that Ryan Adams is capable of blending a myriad of styles and influences.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Much of the Painters’ power stems from Kozelek’s arresting voice, which meets its deep, moody match in the band’s exquisite renderings of rootsy gothic grace.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The quartet has cooled its eclectic babbling, and "Hot Shots II" whirrs and purrs like a gleeming silver sports car.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The album's meticulous attention to detail never overshadows Jackson's frisky good mood.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Pierce enhances his trademark electro-scapes with rich gospel choruses and grand orchestral flourishes for operatic effect.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Demonstrates a virility missing from [1993's "Republic"].
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The most introspective and slow-tempo collection in Björk's catalog, "Vespertine" proves to be a rousing showcase of her captivating vocal talent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Slayer remains an elemental metal band, continuing to surge on something high-grade and uncut.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A typically bruised and beautiful collection of lovelorn ballads, Raymond Carveresque character studies and darkly romantic confessionals.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Hype for the Strokes is well deserved--it's hard to imagine a more vital American rock band.