E! Online's Scores

  • Music
For 787 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 1st Born Second
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Banks seems determined to launch a one-man revival with perfectly polished tracks like "Addicted" and "Hands Up."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Along the way, it scores a lot of points, thanks to Nigel Godrich's earthy but twisted production.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    [It] offers only occasional flashbacks to the seedy glamour of the debut, instead settling on lightweight MOR clichés.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Songs like "First Night" and "You Can Make Him Like You" conjure up a bit of Springsteen, a bit of Westerberg and far more catchiness than they should rightfully be allowed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    [The Crane Wife] not only matches past pop glories, in most cases, it tops them.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Evanescence fans can rest easy knowing The Open Door handily re-creates the sonic storm of the debut.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Dated songs like "So Excited" and "Do It 2 Me" end up sounding like they're, well, 20 years old.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Therapy's diagnosis ultimately is not positive, because the disc's split-personality disorder results in too much incoherence.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As concert recordings go, this is one of the best.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While a handful of the songs sound derivative, it's hard to resist the tambourine-enhanced exuberance of standout cuts like "Penny on the Train Track" and "I Gotta Move."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it lacks much of the spark and spunk that made the original disc so memorable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Exactly as gratingly infectious as you might expect.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Crazy and fun, this is for the people who thought Gnarls Barkley's album was a little too tame.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    On "Waiting on the World to Change," Mayer breathily imagines a world where frat boys get off their couches and have people sign petitions. Sigh. A little more of that and less of noodley songs like "Vultures" and "Gravity" would have been a good step toward reminding us who Mayer really is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    FutureSex/LoveSounds isn't nearly as good as its slinky predecessor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The group sounds as wonderfully debauched, degenerate and dejected as ever.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Thoroughly enjoyable.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The actual music merely offers more of the same oddly faceless brand of heavy rock the group has been cranking out since its 2002 debut.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Appallingly not so good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The veteran singer-songwriter has opted to retreat into old-timey blues, rattling off clichés about blind horses and hog-eyed towns while laying down a halfhearted soundtrack of brushed drums, plucked guitars and woozy strings.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    [This] downcast disc is actually an improvement on its predecessor.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The Day After sounds like something we've heard before.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Idlewild is a more down-tempo affair than its genre-splitting predecessor, but it wins points with stone-cold psychedelic soul classics such as "Mighty O," "Peaches" and "Hollywood Divorce."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Listening to her debut album, you get the feeling that she breezed in and out of the studio.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The result? An album that could just as easily bear the name of any other pop singer working the charts today.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It's too much.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Only the faux-reggae of "Jamaican Girl" lets some much needed light in between the blinds.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It's hard to believe these men were once innovators.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Of course, it sounds ragged as all hell, but that was half of his old band's charm.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    An arresting mix of the singer's political and personal strife set to a jazzy backbeat.