Launch.com's Scores

  • Music
For 354 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 36% 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: 73
Highest review score: 100 Live In New York City
Lowest review score: 20 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 354
354 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It strikes a balance between the buzzy pop of their first album and the heavier thud of their second.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like P. Diddy in his prime or even Jay-Z, Nelly simply knows what the people want, and delivers--which is never as easy as the haters suggest.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You remember Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes, Mag Earwhig! ? Well, those days are here again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even in a blindfold test, you'd probably guess it was his creation. That's both how distinctive and predictable he's become.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throughout there is a warm, unguarded, generous spirit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Meshell's best when making the political personal--as she does on the blistering, explicit ballad "Trust"--instead of the other way around.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Accomplished and occasionally great as this album is, Endtroducing still casts the biggest shadow on it of all.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful excursion of weird cross-genres slices.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike artists who "discover" the idea during songwriting droughts, Ferry is one of the few "rock" singers to embrace (and master) the underrated art of "song stylist."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sheer melodic gorgeousness of the finest songs here make Alice the pick of Waits's new matched set.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bleakness at the core of Blood Money won't make it a first choice for a late-night spin, but it's manna for the artist's fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A shoo-in as one of this year's "best of's."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The band's strong suit--which, when it gets down to business, has gotten noticeably stronger (and tighter and more focused) over the course of four releases--are earthy dance tracks like "Music Plus 1" and "Wog.com" which take hypnotic bass and drum tracks and embellish them with a variety of samples, noises, etc., and Tjinder Singh's simple, effective vocals.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's that rare record that both thinks and rocks.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best commercial rock albums of the year so far, and the sort of quality work that should dispel any skepticism about Crow's current hyper exposure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some of the complexities of their precursors have been beveled off by MM&W, dancefloor maniacs and couch boppers alike will find something to admire in rhythmically compulsive entries like the title track.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout, Young's guitarwork--in tone and style--is noticeably on the money, playing his fuzzy, single-note melodic lines with the deliberateness of a horn player.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While her voice has never sounded better, the lion share of songs she selected for the album are mediocre at best.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the addition of producer Steve Jordan's bass guitar (an instrument JSBE has wrongly assumed unnecessary) that makes this a complete listening experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While there is much to recommend this disc, Moth would be wise to develop a more distinctive voice.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brilliantly combining Spanish dialogue and hauntingly serene vocals with conga, timbales, accordion, cheesy organ, and funky guitar, Kinky intertwines it all with coiling bass, mad samples, and sexy synthetic grooves.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Failed experiments ("Techno Pimp") and a glut of odd skits and snippets not only seem forced, but make a mainstream move such as the friendly disco of "Missing You" sound equally bizarre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, it's an earful of music, but it's a good earful, with more smarts, twists, turns and ear-pleasing trickery than one band should be allowed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Souljacker is not exactly a great leap forward for the band, it is a satisfying continuum from the superb Daisies Of The Galaxy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While their hitmaking formula is responsible for countless success stories, the talent, smarts, and overall quality of this album prove the Neptunes are infinitely more interesting than most of their clients.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rinocerose's specialty is dropping an army of scratchy, shrieking guitars into the dumbed-down world of modern disco.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there's no question that this is rooted in the '80s (not always a good thing), when the two concentrate on songs, it sounds mighty good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An astoundingly bland helping of hollow dance pop grooves and nauseating pleas for sex.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Donelly focuses on tunes that enter your head with a determination to stay for the long term.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geogaddi is even more stripped-down and beautiful than Music Has..., BOC using simple circular rhythms and eerie samples to create an airless, ethereal ultraworld.