The Line of Best Fit's Scores

  • Music
For 2,220 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Savage Young Dü [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 30 Supermodel
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 2220
2220 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s nary a misstep to note here. Schreifels, drummer Alan Cage, bassist Sergio Vega and guitarist Tom Capone resist taking a victory lap and come out ahead, still sounding like themselves.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Each of his records could have come from any year from the past twenty five, to the next twenty five. There is the sound of now, the sound of then, and the sound of Dave Clarke.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simultaneously more overtly experimental yet more easily accessible - even the most cacophonous warble here is rooted in strong melodies--than Holden's past output, The Animal Spirits is a triumph that makes rigidly electronic textures seem so last year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You’ve not heard William Patrick Corgan this way before--and if you just let Ogilala do its thing you’ll find a completely pleasant journey that will envelop you happily.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Phantom Brickworks Bibio has not only created a record that stands apart from his other Warp albums to date, but has cemented his mastery of the atmospheric; creating an album that can imprint on a listeners’ surroundings like few others.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shamir represents what it is to be an outsider, with each of Revelation’s nine tracks teaching us to face our insecurities and embrace our weirdness. Even in the darkest times, Shamir’s brilliance continues to shine through
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a treat to hear all these iconic and sometimes underrated themes again, even going so far as to cover Ennio Morricone’s ominous theme for The Thing and Jack Nitzsche’s grand, celestial Starman theme.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    7 Nights is a strong R&B album, but it just doesn’t have the same impact of 7 Days. Each track seamlessly blends into the next, making it a listen that can easily pass you by if left to its own devices.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    7 Days takes care of business, providing 11 tracks of club-ready beats, guaranteed to get any crowd hyped.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Dusk in Us continues to show the depth that Converge can hold below the abrasive sounds. They don’t create chunks of music to be instantly digested, they create art which is meant to take you prisoner in a darkness that will ultimately show you more than you ever realised.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Punk Drunk and Trembling is an EP that displays the best of their later sound and leaves you wanting more.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The New Monday would be a great record to put on whilst cruising around Detroit in the dead of night, the only thing holding back this album is that Shigeto sometimes takes his hands off the wheel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album is yet further proof that John Maus has no boundaries and relishes unearthing new patterns, sequences and progressions. He’s in his element when creating music quite unlike anything else.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Ewald’s writing is comprised of a number of observations that often appear fairly minor, collated into something that is at times quite evocative. There are moments however where it feels more uncoordinated, less refined, and unfortunately it is these points that prevent the record becoming the disarming gem it promises at times to be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you can let Pacific Daydream completely envelope you; throw you to the beach that instigated the album, then you’ll find sheer happiness here. If, however, you go in with any expectations of than that, you might find things a bit more difficult.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When you hear it, you can tell that these songs were bursting to get out of Ware; that she’s delivered them with such nuance and intelligence lends considerable credence to the idea that her more devoted followers have proposed ever since Devotion. She is, by a distance, Britain’s most underrated pop star.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s so cohesive in its theme that it can become overwhelming.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album is a little verbose in places as Okereke delights and demeans in equal measure past loves and lovers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perhaps the wildly-inventive producer isn’t inspired to break the mould, or to look for a new direction, but he is a producer sure to contrast this low with a high next time. It’s alright as it is, this record, but no more than that.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Australian duo's first full-length feels whole and complete, and with a distinctive sound.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Suffice to say, Alicia Bognanno is in her prime as a musician, songwriter, and producer, and somehow comes out of Losing better than before, proving herself as one of the most consistent and impressive artists of the decade.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall Dissolve is primarily concerned with the cultivation of atmosphere, which is strong and sustained throughout--even across the few weaker tracks--and it is a promising introduction to an artist with a clear vision and a quietly experimental approach.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Draped in synths and bouncy, Top 40 bass lines, Offering turns out to be a lacklustre effort from a group once smothered in critical praise and year-end listings.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Musically, it is not quite extraordinary, yet this could all change in a live setting, and it remains a more than worthy return for a group who are experts in their craft.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ken
    Destroyer’s new album, ken, is Bejar’s best work since his masterpiece.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beck’s Colors is a musical invitation to a soiree that ultimately lacks both substance and staying power, and is crucially missing the self-awareness that something more important is at stake than merely having a good time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s this invitation into her most confidential thoughts that makes the album equal parts sensual as it is unflinchingly confident, and it’s the ability to inhabit so many subtleties of the emotional turmoil of relationships that makes Take Me Apart such a memorable album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Occasionally the electronic sounds can seem too familiar and overused.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo sits comfortably at the Pere Ubu table as the main course of an illustrious career. Gorge yourself.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As You Were is practically all comfortable, predictable, Oasis-without-Noel comfort food.