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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elephant is a startlingly dark and consistent record, incorporating frequencies never before heard on a White Stripes album.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plenty of bands have hooks and good songs and retro-garage sounds, but none compares to The Strokes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every single song is an hummable masterpiece of pop experimentation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last Exit is a monumental debut... on par with It’s My Life or Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though this compilation doesn’t rival any of the Pixies’ classic studio albums, it is still essential listening.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As difficult as it is gorgeous, Vespertine ranks among Bjork’s finest albums.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not exactly radio friendly, The Woods explores sonic deconstruction a la Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix instead of the preciously catchy indie pop hooks you’ve come to expect.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is the band’s most fully realized musical achievement.... A monumental album by a monumental band.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biggest problem with Hail to The Thief is its lack of surprise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Take away the insane lyrics, and you’ve still got music worth listening to. Granted, it sounds like Journey being raped by Ronnie James Dio, but you have to admit that’s intriguing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sleater-Kinney’s weakest album in years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OnOffOn is the aural resurrection of a band that still matters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gimme Fiction may not be your favorite Spoon record right now, but give it a few years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takk is sharper and more direct than anything the band has previously churned out, but that is not to say it’s by any means accessible by normal standards.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She’s clever and sharp with her lyrical daggers, and she’s frighteningly aware of the impact of her own voice.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By turns goofy, intellectual, and non-sequitur lyrics are indecipherable without the lyric sheet, but the strangely alluring charm of songs like "The Skin of My Country Yellow Teeth" will have you clamoring for more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We Love Life trades Pulp's characteristic risk-taking for smooth accessibility, which works a gray, rainy day magic over the proceedings.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is arguably Idlewild’s finest hour.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    !!! fuses the Tom Tom Club’s frivolous white-boy syncopation with ESG’s polyrhythmic propulsion to make your brain feel informed while your feet work very hard to embarrass you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Think Tank is Blur’s most cerebral, wildly experimental album, ever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The formula has barely changed, although there is a noticeable decline in songwriting quality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Albarn’s ability to slither arrogantly from genre to genre while maintaining his charm is truly remarkable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These songs will undoubtedly knock the wind out of you, but for every dynamic explosion or screeching wall of noise there’s a hook in tow.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Blood Brothers pretty much have one speed: murder. This will tire even the most patient ears after about fifteen minutes, although, the album does show signs of expanded musical breadth with slower, albeit, brief melodic interludes and unconventional instrumentation (xylophones, toy pianos).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Murray Street the band has made a persuasive case for its ongoing existence for the first time in over a decade.