Ink 19's Scores

  • Music
For 68 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 A Little Deeper
Lowest review score: 10 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 68
  2. Negative: 8 out of 68
68 music reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Up in Flames isn't the next revolution of electro-pop, but it's a damn good try.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily Jurado's most successful album, both musically and lyrically.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some may consider the Super Furries to be treading water on Phantom Power because it feels comfortable and familiar. But when something sounds this good and touches this many bases, I'll take a few more like this one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Repeated listening reveals Holopaw to be both a richly textured and profoundly moving record, one of the year's first truly mesmerizing folk albums.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the detailed complexity and playfulness of the performances that really set Yoko apart from your regular psych-pop release.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    De-loused is definitely worth checking out, but make sure to keep an open mind and check any preconceived notions at the door.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a hard, focused album that should both piss off and impress the jazz and rock clientele in equal measures.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A Little Deeper is one of the truly defining albums of its genre, an album that future artists will look to for inspiration as well as be measured up against. An effortlessly stunning masterpiece.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best indie rock albums you're going to hear this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is somewhere between the Pet Shop Boys' meticulous dance pop and the driving keyboard rock of acts like Zero Zero.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitchock's hand is fairly evident on here, and it generally sounds a bit more early-Hitchcock than it does late-Soft Boys.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautiful album -- and it's a double live set, dammit! Brilliant.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He's proven that he can do some beautiful long players, but this just sounds like someone else's greatest hits. Which isn't to say it's not one of the top 20 albums of 2002, because it is. But it shoulda been Top Ten.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grandaddy's mellowest, most cohesive material to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Holy shite what a record.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a good album, though disconcertingly reminiscent of something you could have heard on Modern Rock radio 12 years ago.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This supremely confident disc is easily an early standout for year-end best honors.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Steal This Album is still not the perfect SOAD album, but it's by far their most realized yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Have You Fed the Fish? seems like a bit of a let down. A surprisingly catchy and listenable disappointment, but a disappointment nonetheless.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's rich and multi-layered, yet straightforward and deliciously chilly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All Around is an up-beat look at all that garage rock can be, reminding the listener why garage rock is supposed to be fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vague and awkward.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brave and inventive album that refuses to be held down by conventional barriers of genre or style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The end product falls short of being synergistic. Neither contender in this sonic duel really lets loose; both Shipp and Anti-Pop Consortium seem too passive and deferential toward each other.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jurassic 5 is sophisticated and mature, yet it's energetic, fresh, and still knows how to have a good time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    This is music that took out all of the adjectives.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An indie pop masterpiece that's easily one of the best records to come out this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Laced with bitter irony so thick it drips out of your speakers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bridging the gap between Trio and British pub rock, Stereo Total seem to possess an endless supply of minimalist studio creativity to complement the direct but infectious style of their melodies.