CultureDose.net's Scores

  • Music
For 68 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Permission To Land
Lowest review score: 10 Everybody Hertz [EP]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 68
  2. Negative: 3 out of 68
68 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Magic & Medicine is hardly a record that will catapult The Coral to the next level; but at the same time, it's also far from being an embarrassment.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On a level of pure listening enjoyment, Boy In Da Corner isn't quite an Original Pirate Material; but it does succeed in establishing that Dizzee Rascal deserves a place right at the forefront of the UK Urban movement.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With one album, Alicia Keys jumps up from the most overrated R&B artist since Michael Jackson to the best young talent R&B has seen in a very long time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shins fans will find this a solidly enjoyable album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's no way you won't be listening to this CD on repeat for anything less than two weeks straight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a magnificent album.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure it's a stereotype of all the things the South is. At the same time, it is a clearer-eyed view than has been offered before.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This album is carried by its incredibly poetic lyrics.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For people friendly to western pop traditions, there is little or nothing in the music to dislike, and lots to sing along with.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The production on St. Anger is abysmal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
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    Lucky for him, he has Lisa Hannigan on board on several tracks in this album--her breathtaking vocals almost manage to make this take of epic heartbreak to the backdrop of Irish lullabies worthwhile. Almost.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Think Tank is an uneven album that only those with a very open mind and a big love for the band will be able to stomach.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Summer Sun is full of beautiful melodies that fail to excite for the sole reason that, for the already initiated, it seems like old hat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Notwist are, for me, the band New Order never had a good enough singer, or a creative enough programmer, to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A summery pop journey, complete with mellow melodies and gentle guitars.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nocturama is as slight and as pretty as a walk through the snow on a sunny Winter day.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With The Sea and Cake, the question is never whether the album is good or bad, but whether the album is good or excellent. One Bedroom then is a good album.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mount Eerie doesn't work outside of its concept and, to the detriment of the songs, the album is so intensely personal that melody and song structure give way to abstract conceptualism.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Justin Timberlake's solo debut is good.... Was this the same Justin Timberlake from that boy band *NSYNC? Could it be? Better asked, how could this be?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album whose scope, diversity, wit and heart make it instantly the best album of 2002.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sea Change is different (and, in a way, less interesting) than everything Beck has previously done, but he has a rare gift that he shares with precious few artists, Prince and Bob Dylan amongst them: no matter what he does, Beck will always be interesting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's like you're listening to the same tempo and volume for 52.5 minutes when you really wanted a variety show.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What saves her from getting HACK stamped across her forehead is how she chooses to approach the material, meaning she's turned down the notch a couple decibels for the duration of the trip.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best hard rock albums of 2002.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eve-olution isn't revolutionary but the album is strong, definitely her strongest to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Without the emotional resonance of Martin's voice at its most free, Coldplay's brilliantly minimal musical foundation has nothing to support. So it falters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    “Weeds,” an excellent tune which compares the English working class to this type of plants, is only one of the various epic, melodramatic tunes in the key of Scott Walker (who produced the record) present here that use elements of nature to symbolise aspects of modern society and the human condition itself.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Black Letter Days is a truly special work, and should be treated as such. Don't let the best record of the year go overlooked.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With this album, the deejay only adds to his rep and further solidifies his place amongst Hip-Hop's elite producers and turntablists.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with all the enjoyable tracks, many of the choices SV makes with their production will keep some fans scratching their heads.