Classic Rock Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,437 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 West Bank Songs 1978-1983: A Best Of
Lowest review score: 20 One More Light
Score distribution:
1437 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's good to hear an artist who shuffles through the undergrowth. [Summer 2021, p.81]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A debut rich in raw potential.[Summer 2021, p.87]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's their finest by some distance. [Summer 2021, p.84]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here Hiatt's palette tends a little towards country, but the best cuts still fall to the blues. [Summer 2021, p.83]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The nine-song eulogy assumes the quality of a heady elixir. All told, a very wonderful thing. [Summer 2021, p.83]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outstanding. [Summer 2021, p.82]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Preaching positivity, the woozy dream-pop melodies flutter and float on the air like the butterfly the record takes its name from. [Summer 2021, p.80]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Van Weezer is a Lightweight guilty pleasure, but mostly delicious pleasure. [Summer 2021, p.80]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aggression Continuum sounds as it should, like the next last word in extreme metal futurism. [Jul 2021, p.80]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cinematic, evocative and potently trippy. [Jun 2021, p.83]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big Mess is dense and discordant and wilfully ugly at times, but also a richly original and impressively ambitious musical response to a nightmarish pandemic. [Jul 2021, p.84]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An elegant set of sweeping rock anthems, not a rough edge to be found, and yet there' soul amid the aural perfection. [Jul 2021, p.85]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His vocals might lack memorable character, but right now the forceful energy he throws into his songs is enough. [Jul 2021, p.86]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This ominous set of industrial ire and theatrical brooding sees him in his element, prioritising atmosphere over tunes, both coldly alien and vulnerably human. [Jul 2021, p.82]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not exactly in Rikki's nadir, but neither is it exactly rock. [Jul 2021, p.87]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once the album stops yelling and stamping for attention, the strong suits of this outfit come through, and dark, sinister atmospheres trademarked by Depeche Mode and The Banshees are allowed to thrive. [Jul 2021, p.81]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sloganeering surfs in on a wave of ultra-catchy punk melodies, dragging the listener along in its wake. [Jul 2021, p.85]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The highlights have lost none of their lustre. ... What's abundantly clear is that each of the band members was squirrelling away material for their respective solo projects. [Jul 2021, p.90]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Each of its five segments finds nascent chaos metamorphosing into funk-fuelled crescendo as if by inspired osmosis. [Jul 2021, p.93]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Red Fang might not take themselves too seriously, but thankfully Arrows rocks pleasingly hard indeed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While he’s not straying too far from the mothership, nothing here is phoned-in. As befits the craftsman he’s always been, he’s taken the time and trouble to fashion a bunch of songs worthy of standing alongside anything in his catalogue. Hats off.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Finds their former highs trapped behind glass, blurred and beclouded like the past year has been for all of us. [Jul 2021, p.86]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not just euphoric but also important music, and another near-faultless Wolf Alice wonder. [Jul 2021, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Width Of A Circle displays brilliantly, he's not so much planning his next move as constantly shape-shifting. [Jul 2021, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While long-term fans might initially be disappointed by the marked absence of the bar-room swagger of yore, repeated listens bear fruit. [Jun 2021, p.80]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Reason To Live is full of a warmth and pleasure in life that suits his growing maturity as songwriter and raconteur well. [Jul 2021, p.80]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A couple of other unremarkable tracks leave this album just short of being a stunner, but for the most part Blackberry Smoke have done Georgia proud once again. [Jul 2021, p.80]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cumulative result is an album accessible enough to provide an entry point for the curious, while having just the right amount of wiggy to satisfy paid-up members of the Motorpsycho cult.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This slender exercise in flimsy whimsy boasts plenty f charm but few substantial songs. [Jun 2021, p.78]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If him being grumpy over excellent R&B riffs isn't too much of a shock for the listener, then this is an enjoyable album. [Jun 2021, p.78]