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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Many adjectives have been thrown around in reference to this latest album: lush, atmospheric, beautiful, summery, melodic. All apply. This is R.E.M.'s pop record.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The first Mouse On Mars album to truly surprise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This album is to Unwound what Daydream Nation was to Sonic Youth: the application of wild imagination and ruthless harmonies to a more mainstream format, while largely dispensing with their heritage and experiments.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The material is maddeningly inconsistent, sometimes in the course of the same song.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike past efforts, the songs don't overstay their welcome, evoking more smile-enducing moments than one would come to expect from RHP
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Possibly a step forward from The Boatman's Call, but far from being a return to form.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guided By Voices sound more assured than ever before, reflecting on the travails of life in a rock’n’roll band with uncommon honesty and power.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Live In New York City does nothing to diminish Bruce and his bandmates’ reputation as one of rock history’s finest live acts, it doesn’t offer many listeners a substantial reward for purchase.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    In relation to what the Dave Matthews Band is capable of -- or even what they've recorded previously -- it's dreadful.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Little more than infuriatingly lame collaborations.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their music is as strong as ever and they certainly deserve your attention.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It will remind you that Stephen Malkmus is one hell of a songwriter, whether you like him or not.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Low's most accomplished album yet, if not its most creative.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dog has a strong, old-school rock and roll feel to it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sophtware Slump more than makes up for its repetitiveness with sheer atmosphere and brilliance.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    OutKast are hip hop’s version of Radiohead: the only consistently platinum act concerned with not only pushing the limits of their genre to another level, but moving music as a whole.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stories is rich with texture and memorable melodies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As musically far away as it is from OK Computer, the record is actually a logical progression.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Oui
    Effortless, breathy pop music that you just have to close your eyes and smile to.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This ambient/noise/psychedelic amalgam is limited by tedious repetition and a lack of emotional focus.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ghost have helped Damon & Naomi reinvent themselves on this dream-pop excursion.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sounds more like a toss-off by a drunk band in the studio.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While Golden Greats features some intriguing tracks and a healthy dose of Brown's trademark bravado, it doesn't come close to ringing in as powerfully as the Roses' era-defining sound.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mwng fits right in with their unique vision, and shows that the band can happily and productively work outside of the traditional bounds of the music industry.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SDRE has always flirted with prog-rock machinations, but some of these songs are just too over the top to be written off as experiments in musical nostalgia.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With White Pony, the Deftones have crafted the kind of top-notch album that Tool and Korn have been wanting to make for years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolutely awesome album.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The true strength of Elephant Shoe lies in its transcendent quality, in its ability to sweep you away with its hypnotic beauty and transport you to the heights of your own imagination.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Certainly Blonde Redhead's most accessible yet.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Belle & Sebastian's formula is beginning to see some wear.