's Scores

  • Music
For 825 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 81% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 16% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Complete Matrix Tapes [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 40 Jackie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 825
825 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Seven-inch obsessives probably could have seen the debut's tangy intensity coming, but for rock fans unaware of Reatard's history, Watch Me Fall is a welcome surprise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Benson spent the early part of the decade building a repertoire of scruffy but sophisticated pop songs, but he fulfills his potential on this sparkling new set.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Country singer Reba McEntire doesn't miss a beat on Keep On Loving You, her debut album for Valory Music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The new album is a testament to Henry's singular sonic vision and a masterful mix of history and mystery by an industry veteran who sounds like he's just getting started.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Like a true woman, Ledisi keeps growing as she takes the good with the bad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Ursa Major isn't Third Eye Blind's crowning jewel, but it's a welcome return to form after such a lengthy hiatus
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    With a voice that seems to work with many genres, James' set is reminiscent of hits from late-'90s pop acts, but with a more mature, sexually charged attitude and influence from country and hip-hop.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you don't finish this part record a hot mess, then you probably didn't have a good time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The lack of woe-is-me melancholy on Mindy Smith's fourth release, Stupid Love, is what makes the heartrending album so intriguing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The pair's cryptic lyrics can get lost in the shuffle at times, but Bechtolt and Evans offer enough interesting musical ideas to keep the listener engaged.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Produced by Matt Serletic, the album is a sonic delight, refreshingly different from what often dominates country radio airwaves. But the 13-song collection is still accessible enough to whet programmers' appetites.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    I Love You is guiltless fun, just like any proper quickie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Delightfully restrained production gives plenty of breathing room for a full, resonant rhythm section, where similar dance rock might give more bandwidth to a hotter, shriller high end.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    London rock act Bombay Bicycle Club hasn't been playing together long, but the foursome boasts an impressive sound on debut album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose (released last July in the United Kingdom).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The band's current six-member lineup, together five years and responsible for 2007's stunning "Sky Blue Sky," is its strongest to date--and Wilco (The Album) is as well-rounded an effort as the group has released.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    With her third Sire album, the deliciously attractive Far, Spektor again shows how original she is, finding the gleam in modern life with its contradictions and confusion in a uniquely colloquial manner.