musicOMH.com's Scores

  • Music
For 4,722 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 Sun Coming Down
Lowest review score: 0 Fortune
Score distribution:
4722 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here Ride aren’t just treading water so much as striking out for the horizon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the departure of Weiss is sad, it hasn’t diminished any of Brownstein and Tucker’s power: The Centre Won’t Hold sees them as vital, compelling and as searingly relevant as ever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Their creative fires are clearly burning again, even though it feels like this album had to be exorcised for them to fully ignite in the future.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forevher is the sound of a woman happy, in love, and going from strength to strength as a songwriter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Justin Vernon has succumbed to his most inane impulses – and released a selection of unseasoned, lightly scented pleasantries that neither hit or miss. They just are.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be there with their best work, and it might be seen by some as a bit of a stopgap, but there are still times on Thrashing Thru The Passion that The Hold Steady can effortlessly remind us that they remain the ‘best bar band in the world’.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is a notable step forward, turning more towards a traditional soul style at the album’s core. There is a more natural groove, and the piano steps in more to complement the voice, even if this does sometimes lead to congestion on the instrumental side.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blanck Mass’ style approaches speedcore in places, but Power ultimately creates music more nuanced and vivid than that genre label ever facilitated, and as such this album is highly recommended for all fans of experimental electronic music, as well as the noise and industrial side of things.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It probably won’t lead to any sort of career revival, but you get the impression that Lloyd Cole’s perfectly happy just following his path and seeing where it leads at this stage.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It might not be an easy listen at times, but make no mistake, this is a vital an important record and one that needs to be heard in order to make sense of it. A definite contender for album of the year and one whose impact will stand alongside Lou Reed‘s Berlin for years to come.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a debut album it goes over well, with a convincing display of versatility and quality songwriting that firmly establishes Mabel as a force to be reckoned with in UK pop.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There may not quite be enough highlights to keep you clicking repeat indefinitely but, for a first glimpse of a new band that’s certainly got plenty of tongues wagging, Until The Tide Creeps In isn’t a bad outing at all.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a brisk, bright and joyful album from a band who have been anything but those things in recent years. It’s recommendable for those attributes alone, but even more so when you start to get the feeling that this could herald a return to form.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For Drab Majesty to take the next step, with an album that resonates with a larger audience, you feel that more depth is required along with more of the melodic excellence provided a handful of times here. If that happens it could even rival some of the best albums your dusty collection from the 80s boasts, such is the potential here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is when the album starts to sound like a Saint Sinner record produced by Tycho that the problems arise, but it remains worth a listen for those who appreciate immaculate soundscapes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As far as compilations and rarities sets go, this is no cynical cash-in, but neither is it absolutely essential, even for fans of the band. There’s a lot of cool material here that is definitely worth exploring, but nothing that will demand a second listen for anyone other than the most hardcore of fans.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given the number and variety of artists appearing on EGOLI it could have been easy for it to feel uneven, but it flows brilliantly and should be hailed as a significant achievement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a tremendous album that provides a new favourite each time you listen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rousing music shows The Black Keys have plenty of rock’n’roll fire left in their bellies. ‘Let’s Rock’ certainly proves the electricity’s still there.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are far more high points than low, all of which indicates that Pixx’s third album could well be something very special.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leading The Raconteurs, the restlessly inventive maverick White and the sunnier, more straightforward tunesmith Benson really do complement each other well, mixing thrilling aggression with focused sweetness. White may have a much higher profile, but Benson brings a positive, restraining influence to some of his partner’s self-indulgent tendencies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mostly this is just a bit Bastille by numbers. If you’re looking for a photocopy of their previous albums, faded and off-colour, Doom Days will satisfy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an intriguing album with few dips (only Kanye’s verse on Puppet sounds rather phoned in and lacklustre), and it adds up to Tyler, The Creator’s best work to date. He may not be threatening Western civilization anymore, but he is creating something far more interesting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Most of these tracks would probably count as mid-tempo throbbers, and this aesthetic cloys a bit by the end of the record. In the same interview he also joked that this release exists because he “owes the label an album”, and this is evident in the filler that pads out an EP’s worth of good tracks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another six-minute effort closes the album, Ducter, and like all the album’s best tracks it manages to navigate all the band’s best checkpoints of note, showcasing those spellbinding vocals and extraordinary percussion as they tread a truly staggering path. Schlagenheim will open up a whole new bottle of weird, if you let it in. It’s Troutmask Replica for a new generation, or perhaps it’s Can attempting to recreate the madness that Captain Beefheart’s enigmatic classic contained.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whilst Psychedelic Porn Crumpets remain an attractive proposition, this outing would perhaps suggest that they’re starting to cool off a little after the hot, toasting stage they enjoyed with their first two releases.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Bath Full Of Ecstasy might be a somewhat eccentric name, but it ultimately does sum the album up rather well (assuming it means the abstract emotion rather than literal pills stacked up in a bathtub): a lush, adventurous experience, immersive and refreshing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More restless than Solan Goose, Sule Skerry is always on the move, constantly changing but all the more exciting and compelling for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There could be an argument that a couple of edits to make the track listing shorter would have resulted in an even more effective album. However, this is easily one of the best pop albums of the year as it is: one that’s unlikely to be bettered unless a certain Ms Swift really pulls it out of the bag.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At over an hour long, this isn’t an album to dip in and out of--it’s that rare album that you have to commit to, and let it wash over you.