musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 4,739 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 Boxer
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
4739 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Basic Volume is a strong, distinctive debut from a promising artist whose maturity and versatility are already apparent, highly recommended for fans of electronic music and dancehall.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The songs often seem underdeveloped, two brief verses buried between more noteworthy hooks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Highlights are hard to pick out when so much of Happysad pursues the same vibe, but overall the album is an easygoing yet expressive release, highly recommended for fans of jazz and Stones Throw’s output.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With Family Portrait Ross From Friends (or Dr Geller as he prefers to be called) confirms enviable production skills that were already displayed on hype-building 12” releases, but is missing some songwriting nous that would have lifted the album up and made it a more consistently engaging listen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The last album was such a darkly compelling set that it’d be wrong to frame Lamp Lit Prose as a ‘return to form’, but it’s perhaps a return to the light, to uneasy listening of a different sort.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall The Return is a vital addition to both the budding career of Kamaal Williams, and to modern jazz as a whole.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fans of Tindersticks’ soundtrack albums such as Nenette et Boni may enjoy sailing in these peaceful waters, but those who still return to those two landmark mid-1990s albums will long for Staples’ darker, more unsettling side, which is all too absent on this thoughtful but somewhat lacklustre outing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like many of James’s records both as a solo artist and in My Morning Jacket, Uniform Distortion occasionally suffers dips in quality control and consequently the truly great album you feel he’s capable of is once again frustratingly elusive. But it’s still an absolute blast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Coupled with mostly low-key guest appearances, The Pool isn’t an album that jumps out at you. It’s an easygoing record that has a sophisticated yet soulful centre, and that’s where its appeal lies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Power is a highly impressive body of work from a producer who continues to engage and surprise with each release.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mental Wounds Not Healing is a good launch point for those eager to discover both The Body and Uniform. It’s also one of those rare collaborative efforts that perfectly combines the aesthetics of everyone involved.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Years & Years offer a blueprint for UK pop that carries on the lineage of Pet Shop Boys and George Michael but is also forward-thinking and connected to the broader scene. And that really is something to be proud of.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Year Of The Snitch feels totally alien. It is an exhilarating release that doesn’t let up, and proves that six years on the group are still a force to be reckoned with.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An album that keeps pace with modern pop trends while remaining true to Aguilera’s past.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Themes For Television might not be the most dynamic album, but for fans of ambient electronic music it hits the spot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sadness may remain her true love, but when she flirts with other emotions, the effect can still be magical.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a healthy, diverse, multi-faceted music that should be approached critically in much the same way as any other genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In this age of bonus tracks and seemingly endless ‘deluxe’ versions, at just 40 minutes and 10 songs long, it never overstays its welcome. If this new, compact, less overblown Machine shows what Florence Welch is capable of, may it run for another 10 years.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Expecting consistency from an album like this is a mug’s game. There are good tracks here, about 35 minutes’ worth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All The Things That I Did… takes a little time to truly unfurl, but over time it opens out into a wonderful, if occasionally heartbreaking gem.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a thrill to listen to their experiments, their tinkering with sounds and ideas.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album flows well, with a funky instrumental interlude picking up the pace nicely around the middle and its relatively short run time making it a light and breezy experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It isn’t always the most substantial record, flexing and braggadocio abound, but it’s an enjoyable collection of tracks from the power couple.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a strange sort of record which doesn’t exactly grab you from the off, but has quality enough to keep you coming back, and at least suggests that Ryley Walker’s next move will be intriguing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Orb have long made a virtue out of following their own path, and there are still times in No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds where this pays dividends, but there are also sections where they merely retread old ground with diminishing returns, making this an only half-satisfying LP.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is not the King Push we were led to expect, but it is a quality record in its own right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides does not remove all mystery, but is a powerful statement of identity, a shattering of traditional genre boundaries and nuanced, moving expressions of emotion where there once was an inscrutable deadpan. The fact that it all sounds so irresistibly good is the icing on the cake.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are some slight missteps, like West’s tedious hook on Everything, but Nasir proves Nas’ ongoing relevance as one of New York’s biggest living rappers, with the best overall production and best quality control since Illmatic: the curse may finally be lifting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tracks all flow into each other, giving the album the feel of a particularly eclectic DJ mix, and overall it proves to be a fascinating, varied, atmospheric release that was thoroughly worth the wait.