The Boston Phoenix's Scores

  • Music
For 1,091 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Vee Vee [Remastered]
Lowest review score: 0 Last of a Dyin' Breed
Score distribution:
1091 music reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Though Daybreak generally fulfils that longing for the simpler days of 2001's Stay What You Are, it's ultimately hard to understand why it's taken almost three years to make such a simplistic record.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Insipid lyrics, absolutely zero feel, and derivative riffs that make Godsmack seem ingenious add up to everything that gives metal a bad name.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 12 Critic Score
    For the most part, singer-songwriter Craig Pfunder doesn't justify the presence of vocals and lyrics.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Critic Score
    All Things Bright and Beautiful, 12 sterilized laptop clunkers that are indeed bright but far from beautiful. There's no maturity in sight.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    If Esben and the Witch don't quell their sonic histrionics, they may not get a second curtain call.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    On Dyin' Breed, they stoop to some depressing new lows.