Spin's Scores

  • Music
For 3,348 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Think Tank
Lowest review score: 0 Noah's Ark
Score distribution:
3,348 music reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Maybe the Ting Tings have pulled some sort of Lou Reed maneuver here. Maybe this is their Lulu.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Listening to this disc sorta gives new meaning to the phrase virgin sacrifice. [Oct 2005, p.142]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Britney Jean may chart respectably because it leads the most musically uneventful December in years, but it will soon fade like "Perfume," because there's zilch in the way of humanity here.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Hotel California is inexcusable. It may be the least creative major-label rap album in recent memory.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    His tunes and/or jokes plop out like forced turds. [Mar 2005, p.92]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Over brutish synths and hammy bleats, the puerile brosefs' third album shares, among other witticisms: Gonna have a house party in my house.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    No. [Jan 2003, p.99]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    [The Datsuns] now sound unfit to carry the Donnas' jockstraps. [Oct 2004, p.120]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The rest of the album plods with formulaic, hormone-heavy Kelly Clarkson outtakes, or perhaps Liz Phair during her bleak, sparkly descent.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If singer Justin Warfield had a sense of humor about himself, that wouldn't be such a bummer; as is, Forever seems to go on for about that long. [Nov 2007, p.124]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Soul-free, thirdhand melodies housed in songs that any halfway decent bar band would reject without a second pass. [Feb 2007, p.85]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's "disappointing" only because it isn't dreadful in funnier, more interesting ways.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Amid spoken-word interludes and I'd-like- to-buy-the-world-a-Coke-style choirs, only Lee's innate melodic gift saves him from total embarrassment.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Kreay indulges the full breadth of her influences, turning Somethin into a series of wan genre studies.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    There is Michael Jackson bad, there is Ed Wood bad, and then there is BAYTL, a union so unholy that it cries out for a show on Bravo.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    These hammerheads still sound like the touring company of Grunge-a-Mania. [Jan 2004, p.100]
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