Trouser Press' Scores

  • Music
For 169 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Nixon
Lowest review score: 10 Somebody's Miracle
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 169
169 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
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    The group's masterpiece.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece, regardless of hype.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The album navigates effortlessly from peak to peak.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An energetic and original statement.... Essential.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is probably as close as anyone has yet come to achieving the visions of revolutionary global pop once advanced by the Clash and Afrika Bambaataa; it's equally enlightening to urban street kids and university eggheads.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rewarding, resonant album, Neon Bible ranks among the best indie rock recordings of all time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure is many things: inevitable, insane and their finest album.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's like everything that has always been great about the Red House Painters made a notch or two more exciting in the studio.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A magnificent, epic take on American history and mythology.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs on In Exile Deo are her strongest yet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wildly experimental and unique, Melody A.M. belongs in the collections of fans of lush keyboard instrumentation, '70s soul, new age and Boards of Canada-style strangeness alike.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is ingeniously constructed; many of the songs play off each other while seeming off the cuff and loose-limbed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [A] blindingly good debut.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Phenomenal, with nary a bum track.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skinner seems both edgier and more contemplative.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While at times the album becomes so lightheaded it threatens to evaporate into nothingness, it is yet another dazzling achievement for the band.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A second disc which recaps some of the prior singles and B-sides resonates wonderfully, and provides a contrast for the new material, which is the same only better, faster and harder.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The production is lush and detailed but the songs are strong enough to withstand all the fuss, making this a most ambitious and accomplished record.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album’s worth of excellent songs performed with gusto.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is The Coral at its best: tight and stimulating, earthy and radiant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is worthy of the attention, as it reveals a band of great ability and confidence brimming with ideas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning return to form.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The propensities for treacle and brimstone are cut by the realism of his portraits and the certitude in his voice. A Nick Drake-like wonder here, it is sonorous, even-keeled and assured.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    This music has the serene lilt of pop and the hope of sentimentality but also the gravity of unconventional responsibility. Rather than roaring, this music sears.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What may be the most confident and cohesive Silver Jews album yet is shot through with urgency and gravitas, but tempered, of course, with liberal doses of dark humor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You in Reverse is a tremendous record -- engaging, enveloping, engrossing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impassioned, angry and devastating document.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still quietly bombastic and still occasionally in search of an author, the spacey, haunted music bounces from the ethereal to the grounded dirt that our shoes kick away on imagined dance floors.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hawley emerges as a fine manipulator of studio-driven baroque pop.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leo's singing (showing a few traces of a soul side) has never been more confident or convincing.