The A.V. Club's Scores

For 3,658 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 A Weekend In The City
Lowest review score: 0 The Path of Totality
Score distribution:
3,658 music reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    While undeniably catchy, the hyper-produced songs have a familiar radio-ready quality that becomes infuriatingly mind-numbing over time, and Perry's vocals sound like a less-soulful Kelly Clarkson at best, a drunken, spurned sorority girl at worst.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    The Rebirth Of Venus, his seventh full-length, offers a more direct kind of terrible.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Frustratingly, there are whiffs of worthwhile beats buried among the blandness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Pretentious yet lunkheaded, the disc's only charm is its slick, fist-pumping arrogance.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    An unmitigated drag.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Musically, Graffiti is a fairly ingratiating affair: The production is clean and often lively, and Brown sings well enough. The problem is what he’s singing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    The Beginning's shameless hit-mongering and MOR club stance gives this set about as much oomph as Cher's Believe.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Great Escape is a bold, erratic, pathetic attempt to recontextualize Jane's for the 21st century.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    To Korn's credit, The Path Of Totality is its most radical reinvention to date. It's also the worst slab of sludge it ever shat.