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 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Cause I Sez So
Lowest review score: 0 Last of a Dyin' Breed
Score distribution:
1,091 music reviews
    • 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.