Hot Press' Scores

  • Music
For 497 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Harps And Angels
Lowest review score: 10 Uncle Dysfunktional
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 497
497 music reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rivers Cuomo & co rejuvenate some long lost gems.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Disappointing swansong from the King of Pop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Middle-aged indie jinks for NYC mainstays.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Long lost treasures from the boss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    R&B concept album about binmen turned superheroes. Yup.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Third mediocre outing in twelve months for Swedish starlet.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    High prince of bad taste delivers unexpected meisterwork.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Emo heroes reveal their inner Brian May.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pop chanteuse lets the sunshine back in.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beautiful skeleton of a shoe-gazing album.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    80s clubland legend Grace Jones returns with Hurricane, a patchy but fascinating comeback record.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ex-Verve singer teams up with the cream of modern R&B for some far-out funk soul brotherhood.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Starry-eyed debut hits more often than misses.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Thrills meets The Polyphonic Spree--in a good way!
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Teenage dreamer turns in nightmare of a second record.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chill out maestros prove they have some different tricks in their locker.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mathangi Arulpragasam delivers intriguingly fluxed up genre bending third album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mesmerising, love-lorn, tear-soaked magical mystery-Jet tour.
    • Hot Press
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stop me if you think you've heard this one before.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kylie sticks to formula, makes half decent record.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Raw, sparse, low-key, vocodered hip hop.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Marshall Mathers tackles his most complicated subject...himself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They do make em' like this anymore.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Country diva channels marriage break-on first LP in nearly a decade.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    The New York duo make experimental electro pop that works.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Astonishing new album from ex-Immediate wunderkind.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Modfather gets his weird on.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Averegeness abounds from budding UK starlet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hallelujah! Grunge legends stand the test of time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    South Carolina rockers make big music.