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 The Pretty Toney Album
Lowest review score: 0 Noah's Ark
Score distribution:
3,348 music reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The bleaty rhythms and abrasive guitars start to pile up willy-nilly, and some of the more techno sections sound like kids going bazonkers in a toy store. [Oct 2004, p.109]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Like Grandaddy, they know the future isn't glitch-free, but they're gonna throw a good party anyway. [Oct 2003, p.113]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real story of this breathtaking follow-up... is Romeo Stodart's transformation from merely a good songwritier to an outstanding one. [Feb 2007, p.85]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Planet Earth is a consistent, exhilarating winner from our reigning genius. [Sep 2007, p.121]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is the album Metallica lifers have been waiting for: an inspired return to the complex savagery of old. [Jul 2003, p.109]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    He's more grounded... and his evasive, abstract beats underpin his vocals less randomly. [Dec 2004, p.124]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rocks with a woozy pothead-punk swagger. [May 2006, p.91]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Leanness and vitality have replaced the cokey bloat of their last few studio trips. [Jun 2005, p.103]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tightening the screws of his delivery, he's found a bruising poetry in a flow that once seemed clumsily conversational. [Jan 2003, p.93]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    On these subtly lovelorn songs, his voice quavers with a grounded, lived-in authority. [Feb 2005, p.92]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Survivor is relentlessly inventive in its recombinations. [Jul 2001, p.126]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Whether Eleanor echoes her grandmother or provides a less mature counterpoint, her gravity melds with Sarantos' gusto for a dissonance that's never entirely discordant. [Nov 2005, p.100]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A Perfect Circle prove that they've got not only good taste, but real bite, too. [Dec 2004, p.117]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Their swirl of guitars and organ is even more densely alluring, but the arrangements let in some welcome light. [Oct 2005, p.137]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Trickster's best record in years. [Aug 2003, p.119]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A jaw-dropping act of artistic will and a fiery, proper follow-up to 1994's Live Through This. [Mar 2004, p.89]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The sweetest, cleanest grunge ambrosia since Urge Overkill's 1993 major-label bid, Saturation. [Aug 2004, p.105]
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