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Here’s how a sampling of music critics from across the country grade 10 current releases.

Dido, No Angel ARISTA

B ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times — SIA MICHEL Spin C+ GREG KOT Chicago Tribune B EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today B+ SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution B ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B CRITICS’ AVERAGE

The Beatles, 1 CAPITOL

A [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times]A [SIA MICHEL Spin]A [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune]A [EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today]A [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]A- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]A [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Backstreet Boys, Black & Blue JIVE

C- [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times]D+ [SIA MICHEL Spin]C [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune]C [EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today]B- [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]C [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]C [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Jill Scott, Who Is Jill Scott? HIDDEN BEACH

B+ [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times]B+ [SIA MICHEL Spin]B+ [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune]A- [EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today]B+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]A [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]A- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Tim McGraw, Greatest Hits CURB

C [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times]D [SIA MICHEL Spin]C [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune]C+ [EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today]B [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]C+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Xzibit, Restless LOUD

B [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times]B- [SIA MICHEL Spin]B [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune]B [EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today]B [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]B+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]B [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Shaggy, Hotshot UNIVERSAL/MCA

C [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times]C [SIA MICHEL Spin]B- [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune]C [EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today]C [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]C+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]C [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Various Artists, Save the Last Dance HOLLYWOOD

— [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times]C [SIA MICHEL Spin]C [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune]C [EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today]B [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]C [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]C+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Various Artists, O Brother… MERCURY NASHVILLE

B+ [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times]A- [SIA MICHEL Spin]A- [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune]A- [EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today]B+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]B+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]A- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

David Gray, White Ladder ATO/RCA

B+ [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times]B [SIA MICHEL Spin]B [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune]B+ [EDNA GUNDERSEN USA Today]B- [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]B [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]