musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 5,087 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Lianne La Havas
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
5087 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another indication that Ty is going from strength to strength.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lopatin dispenses with radio’s interchangeable verse chorus verse format, instead replicating the labyrinthine ways the internet once promised formerly unreachable music might become graspable before being commoditised.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a stately and urgent reclamation of intent from all involved. If you expected a band with such a long and storied history to ever be elegiac or pedestrian that would be a grave misstep. Under Marshall Allen’s all seeing eye, they’ve untethered themselves from the oppressive gravity of their past and launched themselves head first off back into the furthest reaches of outer space from whence they first came.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It represents a substantial advance in sound and scope from Amidon’s earlier approaches to folk material.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Getting Into Knives, The Mountain Goats provide us with a smorgasbord of robbed emotions and new, neon-backdropped friends – and we need it more now than ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Listening to the music in the knowledge of its back story makes for a poignant experience, a reminder of how music can be an incredibly cathartic means of expression for both listener and artist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Off Off On captures something of how the world is right now. It has moments that encourage us to turn off and seek escape, but at the same time also provides energy to help us to re-engage with the world. In short, it’s a perfect soundtrack to help us through these pandemic-dominated times.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Instrumentals album is naturally a looser, less magnified affair, consisting of collages of the exploratory, freeform acoustic guitar improvisations that each day of the recording sessions would begin with. They showcase a different side to her creative process, but it’s undoubtedly on Songs where the emotional impact is located.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an album which, although it encompasses many feelings, never seems to fully settle on one – and therefore it’s both incredibly prescient and incredibly easy to get lost in its whirlwind wonderland of bittersweet narratives.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Of all of the guest-heavy Gorillaz albums, this is by some margin the leanest, meanest and grooviest set of the lot.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a fantastic box that will occupy fans for the next few weeks and months, but it’s also a superb gateway into the world of Tom Petty for those who like both pretty things and great music (and have a few bob to spare).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Letter To You provides both a moving thematic adjunct to Springsteen On Broadway and a timely and welcome burst of the sheer euphoria that only the E Street Band can inject. It also, importantly, demonstrates the band’s unacknowledged flexibility.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Optimisme is more Garageland than Graceland in its approach.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fake It Flowers is a very well-accomplished debut, featuring a consistent, enjoyable style, a fully-formed persona and catchy tunes which speak to the head and heart.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A compendious set of cinematic, soothing and poignant songs, showcasing a deeper maturity not only in Melua’s voice, but also in her songwriting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is never going to replace your favourite Kevin Morby album, and it’s unlikely that it will make him new fans, but it feels like the kind of private delight that great artists bestow on their fans for their loyalty from time to time. Sundowner is Morby’s Harvest Moon, his Nebraska, his Hejira – a statement of intent made in the quietest way possible.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply put, no one does electronic music quite like Autechre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dark Hearts is a mixed bag: it has many well-crafted moments and some stellar production choices, and there aren’t any outright bad songs; the likelihood is that some of the less obviously pop moments have the potential to grow over time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a first solo work, Serpentine Prison is an excellent sidestep from Berninger’s vitally important and highly respected day job.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be a record that grabs you by the scruff of the neck, but its quiet, understated nature demonstrates an artist confidently setting off on a new chapter in her career.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s little time to get bored, and there’s a distinct feeling that too much of this would be overkill. But for half an hour, it’s perfect. It may have had a painful journey with hellish events at every turn but Moveys is, for the most part, heavenly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They’re constantly trying to better themselves, and provide their listeners with new ways of looking at old feelings. As Long As You Are is an endlessly rewarding listen, and it’s certainly worth the wait.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So much of the delight of listening to music comes from the lyrical, our tacit affiliation with the rage, wit or pathos an artist wishes to project. This record goes some way to appropriate the perception of being wordless, hushed by the beauty of the world we inhabit.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s considerably better than it has any right to be, made up of a surprisingly satisfying mix of bright modern pop, standard club bangers and Billie Eilish-esque miserablism.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Under The Spell Of Joy didn’t quite achieve the transcendent ritualistic occurrence Death Valley Girls pointed to, but it should still win them a few zealous new converts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shiver may be a step out of Jónsi’s comfort zone, but it’s a step that seems to have reinvigorated him.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All Thoughts Fly is undoubtedly a peculiar album, but absolutely one well worth investigation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blue Hearts finds him upping the ante yet again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some fans will always have their favourite Deftones album (White Pony being the most popular), it’s becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish what their best album is, especially when they’re in form as hot as this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Róisín Machine sees the singer charismatic, confident and in control, and Barratt’s beats accompany that mood perfectly. Accept no imitations, this album has some of the best electronic music you’ll hear all year.