Urb's Scores

  • Music
For 1,126 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Sound Of Silver
Lowest review score: 10 This Is Forever
Score distribution:
1,126 music reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Fever makes Britney Spears seem like even more of a pop genius. Scary. [May 2002, p.116]
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    • 62 Metascore
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    Once you're name-checking Supertramp and ELO as major influences, it's pretty much over. [Aug 2002, p.114]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The Chicks sound as though they're running out of gas. [Mar 2005, p.118]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We can't blame it all on the puzzling guest appearances because back in the day, J5 would've saved those slip-ups. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.124]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The synths and cheese riffs have dawdled so far down the path of meaningless self-abuse that they give all forms of masturbation a bad name. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.81]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    All of these lyrics have already been said before and said more creatively, but what’s even worse is that they’ve all been said by him more creatively.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    From the shirtless thunder of the title track to the shrill electroclash cover of Siouxzee and the Banshee’s 'Cities of Dust' and 'Mad Pursuit,' a moody attempt at sextronica, the real question is, what is the intended audience for this admittedly diverse yet inexplicably dated collection of electronic tunes?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is the sound of five British lads wanking about, unsuccessfully attempting to write ballsy yet progressive sounding rock/punk anthems when their musical calculations are painfully transparent.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Jewellery, their latest album, plays like an act in a high school battle of the bands.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The crew's 1982-ish rhyme schemes and vapid lyrics reach new lows. [Oct 2003, p.85]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Beck (Sea Change) and Coldplay (Parachutes) already made the exponentially better versions of this album. [Jun 2005, p.76]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Their sixth album is an unlovely cocktail of faux-Cobain grunting, downtuned guitars and self-pity. [Nov 2008, p.119]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Snow Blindness... is an indecipherable mess of spastic glitches and fuzz.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Yes, you said it best, pretentious-as-hell front-man, Warfield, this album is a train wreck.