By EW Staff
September 27, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

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

Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head CAPITOL

B ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times B GREG KOT Chicago Tribune A EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today B EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald B SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B+ CRITICS’ AVERAGE

Dixie Chicks, Home OPEN WIDE/MONUMENT/SONY

B+ [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] B- [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] A- [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] A- [EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald] B [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] A [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Eve, Eve-olution INTERSCOPE

C+ [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] C [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] C [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] B- [EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald] B+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] B+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Eminem, The Eminem Show INTERSCOPE

A [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] B- [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] A- [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] A- [EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald] A- [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Korn, Untouchables EPIC

C [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] B [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] A- [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] F [EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald] B- [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] C [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Avril Lavigne, Let Go ARISTA

B- [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] C [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] C [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] B [EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald] — [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] B- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Nelly, Nellyville UNIVERSAL

B- [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] C+ [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] C [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] C [EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald] C+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] B+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C+ [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Papa Roach, lovehatetragedy DREAMWORKS

C [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] C [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] B+ [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] D [EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald] C [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] C+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Red Hot Chili Peppers, By the Way Warner bros.

B- [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] B [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] B+ [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] — [EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald] B [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

Bruce Springsteen, The Rising COLUMBIA

A- [ROBERT HILBURN Los Angeles Times] B- [GREG KOT Chicago Tribune] A- [EDNA GUNDERSON USA Today] A [EVELYN MCDONNELL The Miami Herald] B+ [SONIA MURRAY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution] A- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] A- [CRITICS’ AVERAGE]

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