musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 5,373 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Everything's The Rush
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
5373 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quite comfortably the duo’s best album to date, Unity is – literally – like all your favourite bands rolled up into one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We have already seen Ladyhawke’s penchant for writing the perfect pop song and hitting the highs, but now we know a lot more about the voice behind that craft. Because of that, Time Flies is her best album yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seventeen Going Under is powerful, essential stuff, a coming of age album that speaks to the human experience in the here and now. Its creator is absolutely the real deal.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sometimes the music is too comfortable for such strife, but there is more than enough here to satisfy. The voice still sounds great, too.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times Fleuves De l’Âme feels like the audio equivalent of unearthing a sunken chest of treasure and feeling the glow on your face of the iridescent colours that project from the precious stones inside. It’s also a reminder of music’s ability to transcend cultural boundaries and open up new worlds and Hedfi deserves credit for providing these positive experiences.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    30
    Despite her albums being snapshots, sometimes a little more diversity in subject matter would be a good thing. Ultimately, while some intriguing risks have been taken, 30 is probably the weakest, as well as conversely the most intimate and in many ways bravest, Adele album to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Pilgrimage Of The Soul, MONO have given us an album that can confidently stand alongside As The Love Continues and G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flying Dream 1 is, in many respects, a typical Elbow album – warm, comforting and sincere. It’s also a record that many of us need after the last two years.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dave Gahan’s emotional input is never in doubt, but despite some excellent production – and fine backing vocals – it is kept at a distance at times. Seen live, however, this set should be quite an experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On first listen, it seems unfocused, rambling and at times impenetrable, but given time, it unfurls into something utterly compelling and all encompassing. ... It’s a difficult and traumatic journey at times, but it is worth taking.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monument is another addition to what’s becoming one of the most quietly consistent back catalogues in UK instrumental music, and proof that while others may begin to run out of ideas at this stage of their careers, Portico Quartet are sounding as fresh as ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Solution Is Restless, by its title alone, does not have all the answers – but its musical debates are gripping. The spectacle of three creative identities finding common ground in a divisive world is both priceless and inspiring.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Things Take Time, Take Time is a tender, comforting salve of a listen, and will be one of those albums that you keep returning to when life seems a bit too much.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The dark, introspective nature of Idles’ latest release may well disappoint those who love the band for their rabble-rousing, tongue-in-cheek headbangers. But for those who’ve been waiting some time for the beloved Bristolians to take a left turn with their sound, Crawler is an absolute thrill.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Music For Psychedelic Therapy is a real accomplishment, otherwordly escapism that’s irresistible for the mind, body and soul.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows is a lovely album, and a big step forward from Albarn’s previous solo effort, Everyday Robots.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There may be no one track that could be a crossover commercial hit for the Wolter siblings, but this is an album full of signs of longterm progress. This is the sound of a band in it for the long haul, and by the sounds of it, it’s going to be quite the journey for them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Queens Of The Summer Hotel sees her consolidate her position as an adept songwriter capable of addressing difficult subjects with empathy and beauty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Voyage is mostly geared towards giving audiences the vintage time capsule they desire, we are still being invited to imagine other possibilities.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is clear from her latest opus that Marissa Nadler is at the peak of her powers, giving us a work whose intensity burns brightly. Here is a set of songs that keep their head while all around are losing theirs. The more you listen, the more you fall under their spell, just as you would want from your next box set craze.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nobody is trying to do anything too contemporary here, and the slight remove these musicians bring to creating contemporary Ross music means we often get a pastiche of her earlier material. It’s effective, but the danger is that it veers tantalisingly close to sounding like an ironic tribute. And so, the album perhaps fares best in its simplest, and most sincerely constructed moments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Actually You Can probably isn’t the best album to introduce the uninitiated to the delights of Deerhoof. By now, you very much know what you’re getting with them, and Actually You Can is another example of why they have such a strong cult following.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s quite something for an artist of Bragg’s age and standing to still remain important and vital but, most of the time on this album, that’s exactly how he sounds.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, I Don’t Live Here Anymore is a solid addition to The War On Drugs canon, and the full-on embrace of heartland rock means they may well find a whole new audience with this album.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As it stands Water is a transition record, signalling a direction of travel but inconsistent and frustrating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An album that could have easily come off as a millionaire’s vanity project with his rich mates is actually a surprising, creatively rich endeavour.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Always Inside Your Head strikes a good balance between continuity and change, and re-establishes Lone as one to watch in the electronic scene.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The days of Silent All These Years or songs about Cornflake Girls are long gone – but Ocean To Ocean is a moving, poignant and inspiring document of a journey most of us have had to take over the past 18 months.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They find Harris stepping away from the choral ambiance and glacial minimalism of the Nivhek era and retreating back to the nocturnal ebbs and crackling timbres of earlier albums such as Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill and The Man Who Died In His Boat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s different and at times more uplifting than most Parquet Courts albums, but it’s an album for the band, not for the fans.