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 Under Construction
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    At worst, a couple of the songs sound like bad Oasis remixes--"All or Nothing" comes to mind--but the good stuff can get any club (or car) hopping.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    His similar-sounding interpretations lose their oomph a few tracks in.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's hard to shake the feeling that something is missing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Gone are the inspired melodies and sweet emotional turns of their past triumphant albums, replaced by boring philosophical musings and wafer-thin tunes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    We'd rather watch the Dandys than listen to 'em.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    While this sounds mostly like incomplete leftovers, there are a few tasty treats: The lonely guitar of "Knives Out," that dirty beat pulsating under "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" and the hypnotic body-ponging of "I Might Be Wrong."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    His backing band's heavy-metal veering leans toward the generic. Only the Igster's sometimes fierce (but fading) yowl adds enough soul--and insanity--to make them at least momentarily credible.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Given that this may be your final release, this is no way to say goodbye.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This spinner of wispy, earnest vocals, sad-eyed melodies and country sensibilities lacks that special spark of passion to keep one's interest.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This is mainly just D12's other five anonymous members moaning on about the lack of credit they get by dropping the most underwhelming rhymes this side of the last Dogg Pound album.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A mixed bag at best.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Headed for a prom near you... it's the Goo Goo Dolls.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A few moody moments work, but this CD should come with a warning sticker that reads vacant.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    [It] offers only occasional flashbacks to the seedy glamour of the debut, instead settling on lightweight MOR clich├ęs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    But once those fleeting, producer-driven thrills die down, the remainder of the album takes a middle-of-the-road, midtempo stance that goes from covering her age issues on "17" to getting downright silly and insipid about looove with "Saturate Me."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Exactly as gratingly infectious as you might expect.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It's a well-produced disc, but the cavalcade of stars and cartoonish beats make the songs sound more dated than the originals.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    10 mediocre new songs.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Though perfect for hipster English-lit teachers, ravenous Reed fans will find themselves saying "nevermore."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Grand Champ would make a great single. As it stands, it's about a full hour more of DMX hollering gruffly than anybody really needs.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The experiments sometimes work, but the album is mainly weighted down by cryptic religious ramblings that sap the pop life right out of it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Nearly missing are the charming sax and violin song augmentations. Gone are the tunes that are too long but always find their way back. And gone is some of Matthew's long-faced songwriting personality--now all gussied up in a swirl of quick hits, easy ballads and electric guitar.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If she had just shown up and sang her ass off, Stripped would've been a better show.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A rather complacent set of radio-ready lite alt-rock.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Nothing here is gonna rock your world.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The transformation leaves her bland and boring, rather than bright like Britney or bold like [Michelle] Branch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The whole deal threatens to take off occasionally, but in the end, it doesn't rise beyond meandering.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    13
    Little gems are overwhelmed by sprawling jam tracks that, well, blur into each other.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Plodding jazz-rock tunes that are 30 years old at this point.