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 So Divided
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
4708 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there are other occasions--notably All The Wild Places’ excessively grandiose orchestration and the ridiculous gothic chanting on Chalk Circles--where it all feels just a bit much, all in all The Blue Hour is a bold, accomplished effort from a band who still have plenty of ideas more than a quarter of century after they first emerged.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His music is inventive and intriguing and has that special quality where you’re never quite certain what will happen next. Shelley’s On Zenn-La only adds to his increasingly impressive reputation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s true to say that Chris seems to run out of steam a bit at the end, with only the beautifully reflective Make Some Sense really standing out during the album’s last few tracks. Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop Héloïse Letissier’s second record being one of the year’s most intelligent, enjoyable albums, and cements her position as one of our most intriguing, interesting pop stars.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Harsh electronic soundscapes are matched with more ambient pieces, and Anamesis Part 1 is a much gentler proposition creating the illusion of calming wind chimes, with Part 2 adding pastoral flourishes. Whereas Annotation pairs club beats with gentle electronic inflections, and Kundalini recalls the thrilling experimentalism of her last record in its use of exotic sounds.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It will be intriguing to see where he heads next on his musical tour, adapting as he does to different styles, though time and again the music of True Meanings feels like the most naturally sourced for him as an artist now. It is very much a case of a little less being a whole lot more.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thoroughly engaging addition to Willner’s already enviable discography.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thankfully, McCartney appears to be grasping the nettle and squeezing the most out of life and his apparently never-ending songbook. A definite thumbs up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simon’s voice, as anybody who saw him on his farewell tour will attest to, is still remarkably strong, and he’s rearranged these songs so that they suit his timbre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Double Negative is an album that will endure for a long time. It’s a thrilling development that proves how Low continue to release music of extremely high standards, restlessly creative and never content to stand still.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    
With Animals might be a predominantly bleak work, but within its crumbling walls of decay, there’s considerable beauty to be found.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Safe In The Hands Of Love is a fascinating synthesis of rock, plunderphonics, bass music and noise from an artist that remains stubbornly undefinable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A winning combination of intricate, impeccable craftmanship and human warmth, Re:member is a record that further enhances Arnalds’ reputation as a truly modern composer, capable of scaling heights few of his contemporaries can match.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a good solid album, but far from essential when it comes to Justice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s this constant shifting of tone and genre that makes Deportation Blues such a delight to listen to. That it comes from such a turbulent and traumatic period in its creator’s life is somewhat surprising, because even though this is an album that has its moments of darkness, there’s an irrepressible spirit and joy contained in almost every single song here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By the end of the heartfelt Touched By You MNEK has truly made his mark with this ambitious masterwork of an album. After years in the background, he’s proved that he’s the full package.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Former Pulp bassist Steve Mackey eventually ended up producing the record, and he gives Pierce’s various sonic wanderings space to roam, but sadly it’s an amble of a circular nature.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Render Another Ugly Method is an album which demands careful listening, almost as it pushes away the listener, inviting interpretation as it rejects it. Often thrilling, it is rarely less than compelling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When it gets the dynamics right, it’s undoubtedly a work of considerable skill, but it’s hard to escape the sense that what we’re hearing is essentially a well-crafted pastiche of other artists, rather something truly memorable in its own right.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Idles offer so much more than mere spit and bile. The nuance of what’s on offer on this record contributes to the rich contemporary loosely threaded punk scene that has produced bands like Protomartyr, Priests and Algiers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Maybe it’s the heartache documented in these songs, but there’s an oddly listless quality to some of the album. ... However, some of the charm of those early songs is replicated.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So the album sees Interpol trying some new things, leaning on some preconceptions and loosening some of the ties which have previously bound. And it makes Marauder an extremely rewarding listen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a fitting debut for a man who to many needs no introduction.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a fine showcase for Tunng’s strongest set of songs in many years--happily, this seems to be one reunion that’s working out just fine.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Death Cab For Cutie aren’t changing any time soon, and Thank You For Today is another reliable if unsurprising missive from a band who seem to be settling into middle age comfortably.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puberty 2’s only four-minute plus song was far and away its weakest, but here the songs are short, richly melodic, with layers of detail packed in--like super-compressed sad-pop bombs--and topped by Miyawaki’s vocals, at once commanding and plaintive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Coup De Grace has plenty to offer, but it’s not a big step forward from Kane’s previous solo work. If you liked that you’ll probably like this; if you didn’t, this probably won’t change your mind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An album that leaves few ripples on its smooth surface.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is a hodgepodge of tracks, seemingly made with little thought to how they will all sound in sequence, and because of this it doesn’t have much more consistency than an eclectic music collection on shuffle. Which is a shame, because there are good ideas here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The creative synthesis between her and producer Dre Skull means there isn’t a dull moment on the record. I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions is a gem, an energetic and hook-filled album that leaves the listener wanting more.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It probably would have come across better as a slightly leaner offering that was all killer no filler, but at its best Physical develops on his work with Factory Floor to create a distinctive style of his own, an unsettling retro take on house music that yields many fantastic results across the record.