Stylus Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,453 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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Secret Migration
Lowest review score: 0 The Others
Score distribution:
1453 music reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Don't bother.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ill-advised collaborations and uncharacteristic subject matter mar proceedings, particularly the record’s dragging second half.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The material lacks the gauzy groove of Gotham!, replaced by techno-savvy beats and a synthetic sheen so soulless it C3PO’s all of the group’s human swagger.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Outta Sight/Outta Mind is not an album that you can discuss in measured tones whilst tending to your beard. It is an album that will only cause mass hysteria and blood clots and burst forth Kundalini from the base of your spine like some auto-massage chair plugged into the wrong transformer while you holler “wheeeeaaauurgh!!” and finally slump down into a wet pile of exhaustion.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Pullhair Rubeye isn’t awful, but it could’ve been great.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    His music has lost a large degree of the vitality that it once held.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    “Wires” does grow in stature with familiarity through radio exposure, and “Trading Air” could easily have the same kind of airplay success, but I can’t understand the mindset of anyone who’d want to play them over and over again when so many other, more exciting and intriguing things exist.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Mos Def sounds positively lifeless and distant.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Serving as nothing more than a temporary diversion or side note to his fully realised work, this is worth a cursory listen for the insight alone.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Weirdness comes off as another solid yet daffy Iggy Pop solo album. The performances are energetic, but Watt is a virtual non-factor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is nearly half of a really good follow up to their debut, but that first sequence of tracks is so lackluster, so full of swagger and bile meaning nothing, that fans may not get to the good stuff.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a very good record. I personally dare the “ASHLEE SUX” folks reading this to give it a reasonably objective spin.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 8 Critic Score
    There’s a glistening veneer of contented happiness coating the record, as if some adult-oriented radio programmer gleefully shat on it, but the tragedy is that Phair is wholly complicit in this utter waste of talent.