The Independent on Sunday (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 786 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Metal Metal
Lowest review score: 20 Stars Dance
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 786
786 music reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Even if it's a joke, it's a joke you don't wanna hear.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Max Martin, Mr "Baby One More Time", has been roped in again along with scores of interchangeable Scandinavians to create an album of autotuned landfill chartpop which you will scour in vain for anything on a par with "Womanizer".
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Suggests that McCartney lacks anyone to tell him when he's had a terrible idea.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's nice that Shaddix is still alive, but Papa Roach remain irretrievably atrocious.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Tthey run the gamut from cheesy to cheesier with Hucknall managing to make every song sound impressively dated.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's a pop record, which means one killer track would redeem everything. Predictably enough, it never comes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Nothing to see here.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    He specialises in staggeringly banal lyrics ("Grow old with me", "When you hold me in your arms I can feel your heart") delivered in an overwrought cry-baby warble, and song structures with big predictable sub-Keane, sub-Arcade Fire crescendos.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's coated in a layer of pseudo-authenticity, but ultimately it's a record which aims for Bo Diddley or Johnny Cash and merely attains Dire Straits.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Morissette is the sort of woman who does yoga to ensure she can still gaze at her navel... Self-obsessed.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The sooner this bunch of plums fade back into obscurity, the better.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    All Syco needed to do was reprise her staggering first TV audition. Astonishingly, they've dropped the ball.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    He sounds utterly burnt out. Poor.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This debut is so lame, it makes the Beady Eye album sound like Let It Bleed.