Nude As The News' Scores

  • Music
For 140 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Rings Around The World
Lowest review score: 25 The History of Rock
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 140
140 music reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Porcelain pulls off a rare feat: able to appeal to hardcore/emo lovers as well as fans of good, old-fashioned guitar rock.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Over the course of this album, you may laugh, frown, cry, cover your ears, or reach for the remote to fast-forward. But then you'll want to listen to it again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dark, downtrodden, and gloomy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an improvement over Standards, which sounded unfinished, but it's nowhere near the peaks of Millions, TNT, or even the self-titled first album's great "Tin Cans And Twine."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lot of major label-imposed ideas, like rhythm guitar and a heartbreakingly conventional new bass sound, combine to utterly ruin the record's first half. If you can make it through to News' innards, however, an EP's worth of something like better-recorded, more thought-out Lonesome Crowded West material awaits.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Of Montreal are at least three indie subfads too late.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is arguably better than the group's much-heralded debut, if by "better" we just mean more sonically impressive overall.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has so many promising moments, so few -- and I would say hardly any -- flaws, that I just can't help but think, "what if he saw it through?"
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rachel's has produced one hell of a gorgeous concept album - a sort of Dark Side Of The Moon for the Debussy set.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no doubt in my mind -- and in this I seem to have a lot of company -- that Transatlanticism is Death Cab For Cutie's best album so far.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flaws aside, Speakerboxxx more than lives up to its billing.... The Love Below, however, is a revelation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the songs aren't that different from "classic" Spiritualized, the method in which they were recorded presents a whole new set of sonic possibilities.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not unlike Wilco’s Being There, Show Me Your Tears gives classic rock lovers a new album to celebrate -- an album to drink by while mourning the fact that most aging rock icons rarely supply anything this raucous anymore.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rouse pushes the envelope in a completely different direction, and with modest, although not total, success, he delivers an album that will rival the New Pornographers' Electric Version as the -- for lack of a better word -- most fun album of the year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On first pass the album might feel like a lateral or even backward step. After repeated spins, however, its subtler arrangements take up digs in your head like pesky squatters who one day, inexplicably, start doing chores or even paying rent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another shining psychedelic opus.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As impressive as the early singles were, the material on The Violet Hour is often commensurate, sometimes superior.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The album has enough setbacks that Terroir Blues cannot be considered on the same page as Trace, Straightaways, or anything he did with Uncle Tupelo.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Singular parts of this disc throw forth a few pretty piano chords or guitar strums but don’t expect to gain anything from this listening.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is fun, fun, fun stuff -- one of the year’s best albums, no doubt.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a way, this could be Blur's best record.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By turns alluring, obnoxious, and laugh-out-loud-funny.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To long-time Jayhawks fans, the new album -- almost entirely acoustic -- is a welcome return to form.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An odd, almost schizophrenic collection.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Somehow The Ugly Organ has enough pop appeal and pseudo-uplifting sentiment to make it listenable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not quite as satisfying as Wilco's 1998 collaboration with Billy Bragg, Mermaid Avenue, the new record is a great document of two groups that enjoy experimenting and pushing the musical envelope.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This mixture of revealing honesty and defiant self-confidence pervades the majority of You Are Free, an affecting and unforced 14-track album that stands as arguably her most diverse and rewarding effort to date.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Once again, the enthusiasm of the delivery and the fun of being absorbed into the music belies the fact that the group's four members are amazingly talented at what they do.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hearts Of Oak is one of those albums on which each song has the power to get you thinking, and the hooks to resonate inside your head long after it's through playing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tweedy, O'Rourke and Kotche push each other in exciting directions, with songs building on the contributions of each.