musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 4,741 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 Release The Stars
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
4741 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The State Between Us has some brilliant moments, but those moments are too stretched out: many of the tracks could have been half their length and been equally effective, and some could have been cut altogether for not holding together as pieces of music. However, even at its lowest ebbs it retains some intrigue from its novelty, and the sheer ambition of the album is not to be faulted.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a very human experience, and if you can work past the occasional awkwardness of the vocal by spending more time with it then listening treasures await.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For now, this is an album that establishes Foals as one of the most exciting and driven bands of the generation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s rare to hear a debut album so confident and accomplished, especially when the artist himself has just turned 20 years old. Yet Psychodrama is pretty close to a masterpiece and raises the bar for a new standard in British rap.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    She [Louise Wener] sounds more at ease in her delivery, and the knowhow is natural. On occasion with their less successful single releases you felt Sleeper were trying a bit too hard, but here it is refreshingly instinctive. The addition of more power to the lower end is very welcome too.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You will have gathered from this that Happy In The Hollow makes a positive impact, its occasional loss of focus an asset rather than a fault as the music runs free. TOY make music notable for its mood, groove and texture, if not always finding a killer melody.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They’re looking forward, stepping outside of their comfort zone and creating some of the most interesting, ambitious music of their long career.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gathered is very much an album that needs time and attention to allow its strengths be isolated and to surface. Long term Gelb fans will appreciate his continued work rate, the extension of musical themes and hints at his past but overall it may be too slight and unprepossessing for the casual, passing listener.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a debut it’s a remarkably confident and assured album, while hinting at even greater things to come in future years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A beautiful, dramatic, idiosyncratic album from a beautiful, dramatic, idiosyncratic band.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What this record does, yet again, is show that Danger Mouse has bulletproof, unassailable taste in music and collaborators. Karen is exactly the right fit for these songs, and she is absolutely the star of the set, thanks in no small part to the incredible production. This isn’t the best record that either of these mercurial artists have made, but it’s undoubtedly the finest collaboration you’ll hear this year. Guaranteed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plastic Anniversary is yet another masterwork by a duo that have been on the top of their game for longer than some producers have been alive, and long may their reign over sample-driven electronica continue.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though there are moments that skirt close to self-indulgence--there’s an entire song dedicated to celebrated author Judy Blume which still somehow works, while Bigger On The Inside stops being a heartfelt defence after a while and just turns into a bit of a whine--and you’re left with the impression that a sympathetic editor would do wonders for Palmer, there are still some heart-stopping moments of beauty on this third album.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Brian Jonestown Massacre is exactly what you expect, and selfishly want, The Brian Jonestown Massacre to sound like.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an album to sit with, to take in, and to fully appreciate its subtle and quiet beauty. It may not be her commercial breakthrough--someone as esoteric as Pratt could be waiting a while for that--but it’s certainly her best album to date.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is punk music delivered with a righteous feminine fury.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To Believe is a worthy return for The Cinematic Orchestra, developing their sound while keeping the trademark fusion between electronic and orchestral that Swinscoe and co. do so well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite some excellent high points, Tasmania appears jumbled as a whole and there are too many tracks that just don’t hit the bullseye for it to be upheld as the best Pond have recorded.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These songs are stamped full of her personality and they mark a major evolution as a songwriter. As the final chords of the heartrending Comfort ring out, it’s impossible not to think that yet another major Antipodean talent has put a new marker down.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The introspective narrative may not be uncharted territory, but Dido chose these waters. She is unrivalled in navigating them with her disarming and melodic harmonies. If we’re going to hell after this, let’s enjoy this atmospheric goddess while we can. Beautiful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The narrative may be light and oft charted, but what an impressive and impassioned debut album from Sigrid Sucker Punch is. She and a world of adulation are unlikely to be Strangers for much longer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even at 16 tracks (including the little spoken word interludes that scatter the album), it never seems too long or self-indulgent.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a ‘supergroup’ refreshingly free of ego and filled with supremely listenable songs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ALL
    Taking field recordings from various locations, Tiersen has created an album that works on a number of levels, and listening to ALL completely devoid of context is a rewarding listen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, an accomplished return, and a welcome and relatable one for these dismal times.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    thank u, next is a very accomplished album which showcases Grande’s inner strength and emotional maturity in the face of the undeniably harrowing trauma she has suffered in the past couple of years. Forget Grande: This album is a Venti, with an extra shot.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether it be the sunny jangle of No Exit or the pop sensibilities of the likes of Stars Around Your Heart or Walking Away From Love, there’s enough here to demonstrate that this is Mason’s finest record of his solo career to date.