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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 The Violet Hour
Lowest review score: 25 The History of Rock
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 140
140 music reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Most indie-somethings will scoff defiantly upon hearing the note-for-note schlepping of excerpts from Mogwai's Young Team or the Sonic Youth-isms dripping from some of the guitar build-ups. Still, the members of Kinski, like a stubborn weed in a thicket of thorns, grow past their numerous predecessors at times, unearthing moments of pure psychotropic bliss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although some aspects of the group's live show threaten to turn the entire thing into an ironic joke, the excellent music here betrays no such mixed messages.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amazingly, the entire package coalesces without sounding tacky, no matter how funhouse-quirky the instrumentation gets.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Blacklisted is certainly a high-water mark for Case; a statement, if you will.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    BLD is arguably Black's most straightforward rock album; his sound is becoming more and more "classic rock" with each passing record.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Devil's Workshop is the most compact realization of the group's aesthetic, and it contributes 11 solid songs to Frank's ever-expanding canon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A maddeningly ambitious album, Lifted fits into the pantheon of the great concept records of the past few years, joining the likes of The Flaming Lips' The Soft Bulletin, and Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It almost sounds like Pirner is born again, and as anyone who's heard some of Soul Asylum's earlier records -- especially Hangtime and And The Horse They Rode In On -- knows, that's a good thing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Rising somewhat falters in its middle third, as Springsteen struggles to make this a cohesive record.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It augments the band's traditional pop sound with string arrangements and baroque instrumentation, to varying degrees of success.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to fresh melodies, a surprisingly effective voice, ever powerful rhythms, and burning guitar/bass workouts, Jason Loewenstein has coined a voice of his own.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether they came on board at Daydream Nation or Experimental Jet Set, true believers will relish this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GBV have made a record that should please any fan still listening.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A rather haphazard collection of dialogue snippets, instrumental vignettes, and the occasional proper Belle song.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Private Press does not break ground like Endtroducing... did, but it showcases a wiser, more versatile Shadow, and in many ways it is a better record than its predecessor.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    After repeated listens, Title TK congeals into a beautiful little slice of fuzz-rock-pop.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With her second solo album, Timony returns to earth, revitalized by a renewed sense of adulthood, while continuing the experiments with mood and texture.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Vapor Trails is a great, straight-forward hard rock album from a band that actually seems to be getting better as it ages.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maladroit combines the best parts of the three previous Weezer albums: creamy guitar riffs, addictive beats, staple "hoo hoo's" and the brilliant mystique of Cuomo’s lyrics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Retains the experience of its formative years in the heyday of psychedelic collective Elephant Six, but expresses itself in more of a straightforward manner, with a set of agreeable pop-rock tunes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A subtle pop album that needs multiple listens and draws upon 1970s soul harmonies as much as it does Lou Reed’s repetitious rhythm guitar.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album's songs do not attack you with bombast but rather smother you in a slow burn, like gathering frost suffocating a mournful shut-in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Blood Money should be heard as a complete piece of music -- like watching a play -- and some tracks that might appear thin on their own will be revealed as far meatier in context.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album leaps between influences of Hawaiian music, classic indie rock, '70s-era orchestration, and country -- all very very delicately, as is Aden's way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's an okay album, not nearly as overproduced as Liquid Skin nor as unnecessary as Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline. It isn't anywhere near the stellar debut, though, which is quickly becoming a tag Gomez is sick of hearing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite the presence of a few misses, When I Was Cruel will be well worth the purchase for anyone still trying to work their way through All This Useless Beauty. It's a straightforward, catchy, and of course smart record from the meanest man in the British Isles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stark, mostly beautiful but sometimes mind-numbing disc.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A glossy, major-label-sounding record that’s dull, atmospheric, frustrating, and beautiful in pretty much equal amounts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The catchy songwriting doesn't sit well next to Neil's crunchy soul, and the performances feel so stiff it makes for an unusually uncomfortable listen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rings Around The World takes another twelve bold strides forward, applying the technology explored on earlier efforts like Radiator and Guerrilla and the restraint exercised on the more lo-fi Mwng to a fresh set of songs that stretch the group's stylistic boundaries and provide the young century with one of its first classic albums.