Classic Rock Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 943 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Master of Puppets [Remastered & Expanded Edition]
Lowest review score: 20 One More Light
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 943
943 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Tasteful and eloquent. ... minus the killer tunes. [Nov 2018, p.85]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Charlie's Spahn Ranch girls had formed a band that was part-Stooges, part-Bikini Kill, all groove. [Nov 2018, p.85]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This Church is worth a visit. [Nov 2018, p.85]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a craftman's final flick on old canvases, it makes for a fine late Blue period. [Nov 2018, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a fine line between hypnotic and soporific, but he's usually on the right side. [Nov 2018, p.83]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A wall of noise delivered with cinematic intent. [Nov 2018, p.83]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pick and mix your own highlights, but as a one-sitting listen expect a bumpy ride. [Nov 2018, p.82]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    ATW
    Overall ATW seem "smaller" somehow, where previous records were... well, bigger. If it were anyone else we'd be more impressed, but ATW can do better. [Nov 2018, p.80]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anthem Of The Peaceful Army isn't quite the finished article. ... At the final count, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army is shaping up to be the finest debut album of both 2018 and 1972. [Nov 2018, p.80]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Padded out with uneven live albums, indifferent remixes and anodyne film soundtrack songs, this 120-track package makes for depressingly arid listening in places. That said, no anthology that includes the heart-soaring Absolute Beginners or the high-gloss Let’s Dance can be considered a total wash-out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    [Doesn't] reinvent any wheels but flesh out the blues/pub-rock format with quick wit and keen observation. [Oct 2018, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    VI
    While IOU and Danger are incessantly catchy, glittering amid high-end production, they fell as soulless as the vast stages they're destined for. [Oct 2018, p.84]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It makes for a lustrous, laid-back return that will frustrate those pining for Costello's brutal youth, but it befits his gracious age beautifully. [Oct 2018, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After 30 years behind the mic, Hersh's vocals have gained extra grit and lost none of their eerie magic. [Oct 2018, p.89]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their heaviest, most memorable and most wildly animalistic material to date. [Oct 2018, p.83]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Anyone who spends their weekends lurking in the more pungent corners of sci-fi/horror/comic-book shops will lap it up; for everyone else it's less Star Wars, more Space Balls. [Oct 2018, p.85]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You sense in his raw outpourings the memories of the joy they had in making the original record and the joy it has at last seen the light of day. [Oct 2018, p.93]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is no hasty cash-in. The music is exemplary: rock'n'roll, southern gothic, serious stuff and downright fun tunes. ... There are 63 examples of Petty's art in total and they illustrate that his range was far wider than some think. [Oct 2018, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dose Your Dreams is fucking ace. [Oct 2018, p.85]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finely balance between rock and pop, Blood Red Roses showcases some of Stewart's best work in decades. [Oct 2018, p.82]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With stoner rock's monotonous thrum as a template you're always going to have to work a little harder to break through with something genuinely interesting, and Pigsx7 don't always manage it here. [Oct 2018, p.84]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These crusty old salts still know how to deliver solid, penetrating, life-affirming rock'n'roll. [Oct 2018, p.86]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At times recalling the impressive yet aimless psych squalls of early Verve, Ride or Tame Impala, and at others of Can trying to make sense of 1980s pop radio. [Aug 2018, p.91]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A Brock-sung acoustic setting of We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago is a highlight, but the less said about how the massed saxes treat Down Through The Night the better. [Sep 2018, p.91]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has arena-rock attitude, but contained within songs and performances that are a lot more intimate and highly charged than you might expect. Slash’s punchy guitar style complements Kennedy’s passionate vocals, and in doing so brings to mind what Aerosmith achieved in the late 80s. [Sep 2018, p.88]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He keeps his freak flag flying with this collection of bar jams and blues covers that is as flinty and steely edged as Gibbons himself. [Oct 2018, p.82]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For serious fans--and them only--this album is a revelation. [Oct 2018, p.83]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jack Wyllie's sax and Laurence Pike's drumming keep the feel raw and live throughout. [Oct 2018, p.89]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Album number three takes Anna Meredith-style neoclassical and jumbles it with a woozy mix of Broadcast, Hounds of Love and glockenspiel gamelan. [Oct 2018, p.89]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's to her credit that this open-hearted material never comes off as cloying. [Oct 2018, p.85]
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