Classic Rock Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,162 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 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Master of Puppets [Remastered & Expanded Edition]
Lowest review score: 20 One More Light
Score distribution:
1162 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their basic musical ethos - pounding, bass-driven punk brutalism delivered beneath a banner of love, compassion and unity - comes into its own, particularly when recorded in Le Bataclan, a venue with its own powerful stamp of solidarity. [Jan 2020, p.89]
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    • 69 Metascore
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    Mayhem are restrained by an obsession with their past. [Jan 2020, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a pleasant enough album, but not a crucial one. [Jan 2020, p.85]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When a collection of contrasting voices tackle [Mose Allison's] songs for charity here, it's that character of songwriting which shines through a diverse range of new styles laid upon it. [Jan 2020, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You'll feel dirty. In a good way. [Jan 2019, p.89]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there's nothing radically off-blueprint in the finished article, it's obvious that every note has been pored over with love and respect. [Jan 2019, p.88]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is the occasional flash of pop brilliance - notably desert-rock nugget Arabesque - but for non-fans Coldplay this dose of Everyday Life will be one they can easily do without. [Jan 2019, p.87]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sound of the otherworldly sci-fi R&B that's released when psych country singer-songwriter and a future-pop production legend bond at molecular level. [Jan 2019, p.86]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quality levels inevitably vary, but there are enough counterfactual detours and half-realised experiments here to excite even casual fans. [Jan 2020, p.94]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, far from being another vault-raiding cash-grab by the label, it's a privilege and an honour. occasionally dreamlike. [Dec 2019, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a renewed freshness and immediacy to several of the tracks, particularly in his laconic vocal delivery. [Dec 2019, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    Potent yet poignant, bright if not blinding. [Dec 2019, p.81]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Gospel according to Water hovers in a mystical space between country, folk and jazz, his literate lyrics providing the thread which holds it all together. [Dec 2019, p.85]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This, by any yardstick, is great music. [Dec 2019, p.89]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's short--11 tracks over in less than 39 minutes--but genuinely sweet. [Dec 2019, p.80]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dependably solid. [Nov 2019, p.85]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A murky modern masterpiece. [Oct 2019, p.87]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A labour of well-deserved love. [Dec 2019, p.91]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Live, earlier material, Welcome To The Occupation and Me In Honey especially, benefits from an increased aural muscular density, while several songs from Monster itself pack a greater punch than the studio versions. [Dec 2019, p.90]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Menzingers deliver an energetic strain of melodic rock and bare their souls on aging, alcohol and angst. [Dec 2019, p.85]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nobody's pretending that this album is a masterpiece, but it's convivial. [Dec 2019, p.85]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is music to immerse yourself in, lose yourself within its many complexities and layers of sound, sudden explosions of light and directed commentary; always fascinating, challenging and densely packed. Sepulchral, sombre, challenging, claustrophobic. [Dec 2019, p.85]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ghosteen is an album which raises the bar in terms of lyrical expression, sonic exploration, and even how an album can be released in modern times. Experiencing Ghosteen involves entering another man's world. It’s a world that is both painfully intimate and startlingly alien.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    She's at her best and most fiery in default-setting rock-chick mode. [Dec 2019, p.81]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Retro rock with rage and aspiration. Follow that, Astley.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wistfulness, the super-saturated sound, the layered harmonies and instrumentation, the timeless echo of pasts and retro-futures colliding. The humanity, the performed frailty at the heart of manufactured perfection. Lynne still has it. He still knows how to create the magic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is no means a case of Brock and co serving up space rock comfort food to the faithful. But at the same time the final, nine-minute The Fantasy Of Faldum would be welcomed onto any Hawkwind album of the last 40 years. [Nov 2019, p.80]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Four 11-minute "Improvised modal drones." [Nov 2019, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not essential, then, but well worth a peek through the window. [Nov 2019, p.84]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cronin's produced an engaging gem. [Nov 2019, p.85]
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