Splendid's Scores

  • Music
For 793 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Welcome Interstate Managers
Lowest review score: 10 Fire
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 793
793 music reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dangerous Dreams' late arrival was nearly enough to doom it to obscurity, but the disc's lack of new ideas puts the final nail in the coffin.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Julia and Lena's voices are nothing special, and their lyrics are still derivative -- suitable fodder for Charmed or a Rachel Leigh Cook movie, but not the sort of thing that makes a lasting impression.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You won't be sure whether you blacked out from a seizure, gave birth to twins or simply had one of the best musical experiences of your life.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Songs too slow to dance to and too annoyingly repetitive for passive listening.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    However nice the guitar sounds, though, it's hard to ignore the fact that it's dressing up songs that would be a bit dull without it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They might not have the lyrical substance necessary to be the new Manics, but Gay Dad's unpretentious take on modern glam makes snorting coke while wearing striped hot-pants and sprinkling stardust on passers by sound like a hell of a lot of fun.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The aggressive stance taken on some of the songs brings an unwelcome "Is this Orgy?" feel to the affair.... If Gwenmars can produce more show-stoppers, and perhaps tone-down some of the aggresive stylings that creep in, they might become more than just a throwback.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This shit is boring.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Plays Music sounds like stuff you've heard before, but there's a special, vibrant joy between its notes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you'd never heard Gotham!, you might very well find much to like about Stealing of a Nation.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As recently as last year it looked like The Datsuns might be next in line to make arena-sized, super-popular rock the way Zeppelin, AC/DC and G'n'R did. They still might, but it's going to take better songs than these.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By returning to the drawing board they used to create Ego War, Dinsdale and Franks have created a bigger, better version of their all-inclusive dance-pop/hip-hop.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    One
    One offers ten tracks of zipless triple-A folktronica -- bland, edgeless songs like "A Million Ways" that wouldn't even heat up the Ballroom D dancefloor on the final night of a Midwestern Regional Sales Conference.