Kerrang!'s Scores

  • Music
For 1,116 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 To Be Kind
Lowest review score: 20 Here and Now
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 1116
1116 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an important, thoughtful album that will serve to unite the grief-stricken with a new-found sense of purpose to find some form of healing. [9 Jun 2018, p.53]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the resultant dizzying whirl of kaleidoscopic guitars and life moving at 100 miles a minute, Culture Abuse sound right at home. [16 Jun 2018, p.58]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A compelling, dizzying blend of chaos, commotion and beauty. [2 Jun 2018, p.55]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cloud of heaviness that hangs over the whole thing is matched only by the emotion on display, and the momements of beauty once again reveal YOB to be not just another doom outfit, but one of the finest heavy bands on earth. [9 Jun 2018, p.55
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From gritty social commentary to '80s metal cheese and retro-futuristic space rock, this is an album that sees Ghost spreading their dark wings. [2 Jun 2018, p.53]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Black Labyrinth is an interesting, if flawed distraction from this icon--though it doesn't justify a 10-year wait. [26 May 2018, p.53]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A deft and skillful trio, here songs such as the effervescent Annabel, the spacious and confident It's A Trap and the irrepressible, bouncing Buzzkill make this point with insouciant ease. [19 May 2018, p.55]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are a few more stately and sombre moments, like the atmospheric Daggers Of Black Haze, bu this is still At The Gates absolutely owning their sound and their legacy. [19 May 2018, p.55]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A couple of tracks two-thirds of the way through could probably have been left on the side of the road, but Attention Attention concludes just the way it started--with defiant power, immense vocals and thunderous, thirst-quenching melody. [5 May 2018, p.55]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautifully arranged and commandingly composed, Be More Kind is a great work from an expert in his craft. [5 May 2018, p.55]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It might not be the Melvins at their most essential, but their status as rock's quirkiest heroes remains irrefutable. [Apr 2018, p.55]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the sound of an already killer band distilling their essence and producing a truly spectacular piece of work. [21 Apr 2018, p.55]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not as romantic as their debut album, or as dynamic as the second, third album proper Eat The Elephant instead comes swathed in captivating coat embroidered by growth and maturation that doesn't unbutton easily. [14 Apr 2018, p.53]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A record that feels completely at ease with itself. [Mar 31 2018, p.53]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    America is an odd album, one that requires patience to unlock. [7 Apr 2018, p.54]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Erase Me is not a perfect record, but it is a solid statement from a band who believe they still gave unfinished business to attend to. [7 Apr 2018, p.53]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Used Future comes embedded in a murderous groove and with enough trippy melodies to give off a genuinely psychedelic edge. [17 Mar 2018, p.55]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ReiĆ°i is an album that's as difficult to get the measure of at first as its title is to pronounce. But, like any journey worth taking, it's one that rewards involvement and ceaseless exploration. [17 Mar 2018, p.54]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This second self-titled album in a row feels like a new start for Stone Temple Pilots, and they're clearly determined to make it count. [17 Mar 2018, p.55]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Canterbury quartet have cemented an incredibly engaging style all of their own. [10 Mar 2018, p.55]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their lengthy hiatus has clearly not dulled Hot Snakes' razor-sharp edge, one bit, making Jericho Sirens a very welcome return. [17 Mar 2018, p.55]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's as sharp as can be, as powerful as an atom bomb, and exactly the sort of thrilling metal adventure you want from them. [17 Mar 2018, p.53]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Admittedly, they do occasionally disappear up their own collective backside, with too much noodling trying your patience, but their ambition and scope show no signs of diminishing. [10 Mar 2018, p.55]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall you might have to go back to 1989's The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste to find Ministry sounding quite as vital and engaged as they do here. [10 Mar 2018, p.55]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Time Will Die is a hugely satisfying listen, with the longer songs in particular allowing the band free rein to indulge every experimental urge. ... This album sounds like a multi-part epic made up entirely of multi-part epics. And also, undoubtedly, like a career high. [3 Mar 2018, p.50]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's absurd, OTT stuff. But who wants anything else from Andrew W.K. [24 Feb 2018, p.51]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Already legends, American Nightmare's iconic reputation should only be enhanced by this mighty return. [17 Feb 2018, p.52]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wait for Love sees them largely sticking with what worked last time. [24 Feb 2018, p.51]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Time & Space they've made a record that will blow minds as surely as it will elevate them from beyond an emboldened, resurgent and vital scene. [24 Feb 2018, p.50]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A largely drab album. [10 Feb 2018, p.51]
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