musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 4,708 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 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 A Victim of Stars: 1982-2012
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
4708 music reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This album, though not what anybody on the face of the Earth would call ‘fun’, is an absolute classic of modernist architecture. It’s certainly the best thing she’s ever done.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While The Mountain Goats will always remain an acquired taste, there’s a case to put that In League With Dragons is possibly one of their most accessible albums. The collaboration with Pallett is a smart one for sure, and Darnielle has refused to let age dull his edge or mischievous eye for lyrical detail.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Northampton’s Child has a brilliant trap-style beat which comes with one of Slowthai’s better performances, as if being more autobiographical implicitly encouraged him to find his own voice. But these moments are too few and far between to save a record that reveals the whirlwind of hype around Slowthai to be not much more than invisible garments on an arrogant emperor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As ever with Diamandis, there’s some decent pop music here, but it seems like we’re still waiting for her to produce that genuine killer album, Diamonds or no Diamonds.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reflect. Time. Loss. achieves its aim handsomely, with many a moment to stop the heart of its listener, in doing so adding another dimension to Maps as a musical outfit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This sort of music is not intended for close listening, relying as it does on repetition and vibe. It does, however, deliver the sound that Com Truise is known for in abundance, and delivers it with a nuance that’s a cut above the other YouTube wannabes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Proto is a very distinctive record, and its sound design is as astounding as we’ve come to expect from Herndon. It’s also deeply powerful, as its crystalline tones call to mind the ghost in the machine, and leaves the listener wondering what further symbiosis can be achieved.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The last few records have seen them experimenting successfully with dashes of vivid colour, spinning bass lines towards the dubby area of the spectrum and enjoying a laugh at theirs and others’ expense. Wheeltappers & Shunters continues the trend, with music of colour, mixing its cold shivers with moments of unexpected charm.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some more cynical types may find this heart-on-sleeve approach too cloying, but the delivery and writing is so honest and heartfelt, it’s impossible not to be charmed. Carner is a genuine talent, and this second album demonstrates just why he’s so highly rated.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its 16 tracks clocking in at 63 minutes, it’s the band’s longest album to date and, despite a smattering of classy highlights, it feels laboured and cumbersome. With that in mind, the album as a whole falls short of The National’s best work. Yet it is, in places, an admirable detour.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This all may be too intense and striking for some people (the last 70 seconds of closing track Magic Dealer are simply ambient noise), and those who were pulled in by the warm sound of Saddle Creek on the band’s first two albums may find this switch to 4AD to be too jarring. Yet, for most Big Thief fans, UFOF is a natural, welcome progression, and one that you likely won’t want to tear yourself away from.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The less charitable may call this record a collection of leftovers, in the manner of Radiohead‘s Amnesiac to Kid A. But Anoyo succeeds on its own terms too: the combination of sounds is still captivating, especially recommended for anyone who feels to this day that new age music was underrated.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There certainly seems a lot to unpack in Father Of The Bride, and at times there almost seems too much crammed into the album.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To date, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have blended buzzing Stooges punk, thick Queens Of The Stone Age riffs and winking alternative rock into something resembling Arctic Monkeys circa Humbug, as seen through a funhouse mirror. All of these sounds are here on End Of Suffering, and more besides.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Social Cues is Cage The Elephant’s darkest and most personal album yet.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seeing Other People initially appears slick and self-obsessed, very nearly to a fault. But scratch below the surface and there’s tongue-in-cheek humour.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Big Wows is highly polished and lacks the intimacy and fragility that made Into Their Diamond Sun such a compelling listen. The pay-off is a more distant but fascinating record that charts their evolution as a band.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Life Metal resonates in the surrounding air particles long after the last track concludes, and will reverberate in the minds of listeners longer still. A truly magnificent, very real, and ultimately restorative record.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every track is dripping with smooth chords, funk-influenced rhythms and a retro quality to the production, and is all the better for it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fontaines DC wear their influences close to their sleeve, with nods to The Pogues, The Strokes and Joy Division, but these influences are absorbed into their identity, to create something that instantly familiar and accessible, but also thrillingly compelling. ... They’re going to be big, and one listen to Dogrel will convince you of that fact.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are moments of brilliance and experimentation, but these are too often outweighed by pedestrian tunes and indistinct vocals.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fairly straight-up radio friendly rock album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No Geography is a great Chemicals album, for it balances the hedonistic big numbers with sentiments of real substance, fighting its corner with vigour in the face of chaos. ... It ranks as one of the Chemical Brothers’ finest achievements.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Loops, beats and synths unite to create a beautiful and serene experience on Ambitions, one worth returning to again and again for fans of instrumental electronica.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Free Spirit is a patchy album from an artist who is perfectly capable of delivering nifty falsetto lines and smooth come-ons, but who is also far too predisposed to sloppy downtempo numbers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Badbea, then, is a spirited and triumphant addition to the discography. It puts a smile on the listener’s face, will make their feet twitch and will on occasion bring an affectionate tear to the eye.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gibbons and Penderecki deserve enormous credit for their approach, which is at once determinedly studied but also gloriously instinctive, Gibbons getting to the very heart of the music and the way it is made with her whole heart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s another fine addition to a canon of work that has, over the last 20 years, been consistently excellent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is an absolute delight for a fan, but hard to recommend for anyone else. Of the entire back catalogue, Side Effects seems like the slightest of their albums, but at least its hottest moments go some way to countering how underdone the whole thing seems.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My Finest Work Yet an album that will immediately appeal to Andrew Bird’s long-term fans, and may well attract a few new ones as well.