Drawer B's Scores

  • Music
For 121 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Kill The Moonlight
Lowest review score: 10 Don't Believe The Truth
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 121
  2. Negative: 21 out of 121
121 music reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every single song is an hummable masterpiece of pop experimentation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Spoon rebounds from the insurmountable challenge of following up the colossally brilliant Girls Can Tell with an equally impeccable album.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not an easy record to absorb. The band’s rough-hewn production is tinny and sonically chaotic, but underneath the surface noise lurks one of the finest records of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once all the influences roll off your tongue, however, you’ll find yourself speechless before the excitement this album will invariably instigate.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sonic consistency may bore fans thirsting for more of Cornelius’ spastic and unpredictable eclecticism, but the ensuing stereophonic experience is second to none.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plenty of bands have hooks and good songs and retro-garage sounds, but none compares to The Strokes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As difficult as it is gorgeous, Vespertine ranks among Bjork’s finest albums.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An astoundingly seductive debut.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, lush, and surprisingly optimistic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OnOffOn is the aural resurrection of a band that still matters.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last Exit is a monumental debut... on par with It’s My Life or Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is the band’s most fully realized musical achievement.... A monumental album by a monumental band.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gimme Fiction may not be your favorite Spoon record right now, but give it a few years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The band’s finest release by far, it’s a swaggering, head-long dive into funk, rhythm and blues, gospel, roots rock and roll, and disco but with a very sleek modern edge.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elephant is a startlingly dark and consistent record, incorporating frequencies never before heard on a White Stripes album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is arguably Idlewild’s finest hour.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic party record from start to finish.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Mission of Burma’s most aggressive and impassioned record to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though Guero sounds familiar sonically, it still pushes Beck further into a league that he all but owns.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is dance music with unquestionable soul.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Costello has never experimented so freely on an album in his entire career.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    while the production’s sleek sheen holds tight reigns over any explosive guitars threatening to get out of hand, The Stills still manage to build up enough tension to hold your attention through good old fashioned songwriting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each listen reveals depth and texture that allow the hooks plenty of room to breathe.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mr. Beast isn’t Mogwai’s most challenging or daring record, but it might be its most beautiful or powerful.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Strokes match their innate catchiness with a new found intensity that makes First Impressions of Earth sound like a band hungry for blood.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sunny Border Blue will go down as her finest album outside of the Throwing Muses because it’s her finest batch of songs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lyrical terrain is insultingly common (girls, life on the road, girls), yet the band has such an idiosyncratic method of expression that makes these everyday themes sound – at least over the course of each song – radically inspired.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Late Registration... definitely mines familiar terrain, but West’s zeal for clever wordplay juxtaposed with his unflinching confidence makes for a charismatic and often electrifying punch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Low sounds fearless in its experimentation. Such personal intimacy juxtaposed with extremely haughty pretension could easily turn off listeners, but it’s all woven together so well that it’s hard to dismiss even the wrong turns.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album skillfully and confidently showcases all of Martin Gore’s songwriting strengths.