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 9.3 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 Out Of Nothing
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 121
  2. Negative: 21 out of 121
121 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn’t until you’ve given it your full attention that the album starts to reveal its true depth and worth with songs that stick and get under your skin and make you come back for more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by the constant references to other bands. While the foundation upon which Interpol is building, certainly is borrowed, its music is not a miming act.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    604
    So yes, it has that retro-futuristic edge, but what sets 604 apart is the distinct lack of kitsch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Mission of Burma’s most aggressive and impassioned record to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each listen reveals depth and texture that allow the hooks plenty of room to breathe.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If you take Sharpen Your Teeth as the superfluous wank-off side-project that it is, you won’t be as offended by its utter lack of imagination and artistry.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Antics is a grower. It’s not as grandiose as its predecessor, but it still packs a lasting punch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is dance music with unquestionable soul.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give Up is pure, unadulterated dance pop from start to finish.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Silkworm as classic rock? Yep, and it’s damn good, too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It sounds overcooked, over-thought, and overly ambitious, but such growing pains are preferable to pandering.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Suffers from too much open-faced honesty and a serious lack of intensity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    The only disappointment is the fact that everything sounds a tad too familiar.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ambitious, sprawling string of songs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though Guero sounds familiar sonically, it still pushes Beck further into a league that he all but owns.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If the fact that Albini seems to bury Falkous’ yelps behind too much dissonance bothers you, there’s plenty of joyous wreckage to revel in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album skillfully and confidently showcases all of Martin Gore’s songwriting strengths.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Hives’ propulsive, polyrhythmic outbursts are so packed with hooks and catchy choruses that you can’t help but overlook the schtick and give in to the raucous delight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It all unfurls more like a musical than an indie rock record, but don’t let the dissonance scare you away.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An astoundingly seductive debut.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic party record from start to finish.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    I’m just astounded by how bad this album actually is.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album is an extraordinary display of Oberst’s songwriting prowess. It’s obscenely ambitious and pretentious and ridiculous but unquestionably memorable and affecting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On Take Fountain Gedge uses his sharpened songwriting chops to present his case and again proves himself a master of the pop song. It’s just that sometimes it feels like routine.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, lush, and surprisingly optimistic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This collection is the antithesis of anything Kurt Cobain would have authorized, right down to the shiny metal packaging.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only vaguely hints at what the future holds, relying mostly on its tried and true formula of layered, epic rock and raw, pounding emotion.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The smarmy lyrics are back in full force, but the music is so crisp, clean, and catchy that it hardly matters at all.