The A.V. Club's Scores

For 3,503 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 The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast
Lowest review score: 0 Graffiti
Score distribution:
3,503 music reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Worst of all, the album closes with three decent songs, reminders of Phair's talent that are muted by what's come before.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Ashcroft himself is disappointingly meager. For a man with a true gift for epic pomposity, he's mostly dull here.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Not all of Fortune is so unctuous, but none of it is inspired.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Contrary to its emphatic title, I'm Back! Family And Friends isn't so much a full-fledged comeback album as a mildly inspiring three-song EP surrounded by truly horrible re-recordings and remixes of Stone's biggest hits of the late '60s and early '70s.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Rebirth sounds like a strange dispatch from a lost ’80s in which Wayne trafficked in cheesy power chords, cornball hard-rock atmospherics, lame guitar solos for beginners, rock clichés, and Reagan-era synthesizers.