Glide Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 891 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 We Will Always Love You
Lowest review score: 40 Weezer (Teal Album)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 891
891 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At this point in their over thirty-year career, Teenage Fanclub is confident in their mixture of light touches around an indie rock foundation and Nothing Lasts Forever continues them on their journey.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In just two short years, Russell has emerged as one of our most important voices, and The Returner further projects her voice and career.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Art Dealers may just be his best album yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each poetic song on The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We paints a powerful picture that is made more captivating by the orchestral and choir arrangements. It’s a risky record, but one that pays off much better than trying to be rid of a soul.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real highlights for Woods this go around are the four instrumental efforts that each have a distinct vibe yet are linked spiritually. Rather than acting as placeholders they take root as distinct works.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A balance of material, performance, and production mirrors the bandleader’s emotional equanimity in such sublime fashion, Relentless is as close to perfect as long-player out this year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baroness has carved out its own niche within the metal landscape. On Stone, that landscape is thoroughly explored, from the depths of the dirtiest sludge to beautiful rootsy vistas to the expanse of the cosmos.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    End
    End feels like the soundtrack to life, placing you as the main character as the band crafts dynamic instrumentals that melt like gold and shine just as bright for their best album in recent memory.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The record starts off with “Lowland Trail,” a solid folk/country hybrid, but it’s on the next two tracks where she really shines; the horn-laden, unrushed “Keep It on A Burner” and “I Remember Carolina,” an undeniable earworm up there was with John Prine when it comes to charmingly sly wordplay. Across 11 tracks, the album is a near flawless exercise in songwriting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    End of the Day is a bit of an enigma. Fans of Anonymous Club may enjoy the atmospheric score and recall some of their favorite accompanying scenes from the documentary. For everyone else, there’s not much to get out of it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bird Machine allows the nuances of Linkous’s unique artistry to take center stage while keeping even the most hectic moments intimate. These 14 songs put a stunningly beautiful bow on the Sparklehorse discography while being so distinctive and magically stirring, they stand in a spotlight all to their own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this may not become your favorite James Blake album instantly, it is one that toes the delicate line of pleasing the world while staying true to yourself. Playing Robots Into Heaven is a snapshot of Blake’s ambitions while still sounding present and urgent.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Slowdive has created another masterpiece and shown why they are one of the most respected bands of the shoegaze genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One can’t help but marvel at Clay’s talent in this ambitious effort which may seem a bit uneven at first but reveals its cohesiveness in repeated listens.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capricorn by Eddie 9V is proof that his aptitude for soul music is just as strong as his aptitude for the blues. He shows that he can sing the slow smooth songs just as well as he can shout with the best of them. Be ready to do some dancing when you hear this one. Also, be ready to feel better at the end than you did at the beginning of this mood-boosting album.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After years of recording under various aliases, he seems to have made peace with it and settled back into Wreckless Eric as his moniker. As his past several albums prove, he is just as vital.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A varied effort that showcases a lot of rocking touchpoints, The Window feels like a solid new beginning from Ratboys as they expand their sound.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Having grown from teenagers to adults during their time away, there isn’t that vibrant, chaotic spark of their past records. In its place is a self-assured swaggering that fits Be Your Own Pet well as they successfully start the second chapter of their career with Mommy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jump For Joy finds the clouds parting and Taylor and his band finally reveling in the possibility of happier times. The uncertainty is still there, but this time tinged with optimism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swinging Stars is not only Mapache’s best album to date, it is a pillar of the band’s restless creativity. For 14 tracks, the duo dips their toes in every corner of folk and emerges with something so unique and personal it’s undeniable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lyrically Batiste plays it middle of the road, not to offend, and at times that hollowness can seem like a bad parody. ... That title, World Music Radio, pledges a larger scope of sound which Batiste is certainly capable of incorporating, but too often different genres get a quick cameo before Batiste goes back to the dance-ready pop tracks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Genesis Owusu crafted an out-of-body experience of a sophomore LP. In a fit of cascading synths and lively flows, STRUGGLER has the artist not only attempting to understand the world around him but reimagining his already innovative style
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Giddens is one of the most important, and as this proves, versatile artists of our times. Certainly the crowning achievement of her three recordings so far, we’re left wondering if there is anything she can’t do.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The musical conversations span different genres and styles as Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog hit new highs on Connection as the band throws out any sort of expectations and just delivers highly vibrant music that goes where the spirit takes it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s hard not to agree with what might otherwise sound like hyperbole: this is one of, if not the finest effort of the great iconoclast’s career.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Will Oldham has set a new standard for himself on Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You, a standard that could only possibly be outdone by the artist who set it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shires displays her reverence for Nelson in her fiddle playing and with some of the most impassioned vocals in her career while showcasing Nelson’s pianism, giving her a fond, tender farewell, Texas style.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On the previous album, Granfelt characterized their sound as a synthesis more so than fusion. Again, there are few solos in this largely ensemble-driven, dreamy, trippy music: the layered soundscapes prevail.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The hour of music on The Clientele’s I Am Not There Anymore flies by with a widely entertaining gusto while satisfying the band’s restless creativity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Working with producer Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran) in his Nashville studios, Cosentino reaches for the pop heights with timely tunes and lyrics which are current, but also middle of the road at times.