Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 8,255 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Black Holes & Revelations
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
8255 music reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thrilling joyride through reggae's golden era and beyond. [Jan 2020, p.117]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A masterclass in mixology. [Jan 2020, p.113]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a surprise to have him back, but on the strength of After You, a more than welcome one. [Jan 2020, p.113]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Entering his maze of influences can initially prove a challenge. ... But over 13 tracks clarity slowly emerges. [Jan 2020, p.109]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This six-disc "Super Deluxe" edition rescues the treasure, including alternative mixes, a complete live concert and nearly two discs' worth of unheard brilliance. [Jan 2020, p.117]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More familiar than freaky. [Jan 2019, p.114]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reflections proves Diamond is so much more than a two-dimensional pop project. [Jan 2020, p.111]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Electrifying, again. [Jan 2020, p.109]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Confidence seeps through Coldplay's eighth album. It's a thrilling new start, a daring way to kick off their second chapter. [Jan 2020, p.104]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even three decade on, the era's best moments resonate with invention and imagination. [Sep 2019, p.118]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beauty made for basking in. [Dec 2019, p.114]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's as welcome as a warm fire on an autumnal evening. [Dec 2019, p.110]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dawn Chorus is quietly, but righteously confident. [Jan 2020, p.109]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's on the quieter moments--the lovely Wild, closer I Tried--that Champion finds its emotional sweet spot. [Jan 2020, p.106]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She's delivered an intimate record tailor-made for long wintry nights. [Jan 2020, p.106]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's their determination to flaunt their multi-instrumental credentials that derails some songs. ... Much more effective is when HMR exercise restraint. [Jan 2020, p.109]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
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    A vigorous, if patchy comeback. [Jan 2020, p.114]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer musical scope means Vagabon resembles a shifting mood piece, tied together not by generic tropes but its creator's singular sensibility. [Jan 2020, p.114]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The result is undeniably lovely, if never truly transcendent. [Jan 2020, p.114]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone wanting more of the multilayered sense of foreboding afforded by 2016's The Glowing Man, Meanwhile, will be delighted by the pulverising Sunfucker and The Hanging Man. [Jan 2020, p.114]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's a grating tweeness that pushes the saccharine levels far into the red. [Jan 2020, p.113]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Morrison languidly strolls though the light and dark of his past stylistic glories over 14 entirely new self-penned songs. [Jan 2020, p.110]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thrilling testament to Meredith's seemingly limitless capacity for reinvention. [Jan 2020, p.110]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smart, affecting and rich in melody, Krystal reveals Maltese to be very much the full ticket. [Jan 2020, p.110]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's warmly unreal how in thrall he remains to The Beatles, from melodic progressions down to the thwack of drums, but these heartache-powered ballads retain a simple elation at the power of rock'n'roll. [Jan 2020, p.110]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the proceedings might be more restrained than usual on the '80s hardcore-aping Husker Don't and Sabbath clatter of Halloween 3, if you think Lightning Bolt have softened you're very much mistaken. [Jan 2020, p.110]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes, the groovier, mellower tracks dull the clarity of the MCs' densely witty lyrics. But when the pair's smart humour and indignant ire is given room to shine, as on the chilly grime of I Spy, they live up to their reputation as two of the UK's foremost rap maestros. [Jan 2020, p.107]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    He remains a maestro at the mixing desk, even as the album's split-down-the-middle concept undermines his genre-splicing strengths. [Jan 2020, p.106]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Across the range of these 13 short songs is the sound of a singular musician revelling in his gift. A wonderful return. [Jan 2020, p.106]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For such a heavenly record, an all-star cast makes perfect sense. [Jan 2020, p.108]
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