Junkmedia's Scores

  • Music
For 403 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Earthquake Glue
Lowest review score: 10 Underwater Cinematographer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 403
403 music reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Often dreamy, sometimes rockin', but rarely more than pedestrian.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    And though the album is full of promising leads and sharp-witted initiative, it's hard to shake the feeling that this album is a collection of unfinished ideas, presented with no pretensions to the contrary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the structured nature of [Looks At The Bird] is likely to hold your attention longer than the static and hum of Brokeback's last release, Morse Code in the Modern Age, the lack of challenge often detracts from the fulfillment that comes with a difficult listen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Last Night is as moody as funk can get, and the results range from soulful to pretentious.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is an ambitious album that aims high but falls short.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Greater accessibility does not necessarily mean higher quality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When the compositions behind the words are as dull and lifeless as the album's core ("This Bum's Paid" and "Hair Dude, You're Stepping on my Mystique") the results are utterly disastrous, relying too heavily on tried dissonance over unimpressively staid tempos.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Grand Mal takes a connoisseur's approach to classic rock, and when it works, the best of Bad Timing can stand tall next to its forefathers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whiskey Tango Ghosts is a quiet meditative listen, yes, but those who haven't followed Donnelly's career trajectory closely may find it difficult to reconcile the contrast between her old and new selves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem with Blueberry Boat is that, while it's a musical marvel, it's not an album that I'll keep listening to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite mining decades-old forms, The Anomoanon's honest rock is hard to dislike.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You're a Woman, I'm a Machine might be the best party record on this side of '79 that your local abandoned warehouse has ever seen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Adherence to stock chord progressions, interminably chugging guitars and a dearth of new ideas since 2000's The Sophtware Slump gives the impression that Sumday is Grandaddy-by-rote.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An uneven mish-mash of musical ideas that is only occasionally thrilling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battery is an album of diminishing returns that sputters out of steam halfway through.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a bridge over the analog/digital divide, Chapel's a bit behind the curve. But, when they hit their marks, Weatherall and Tenniswood's versatility shines through.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Labeling Again as entirely derivative would be inaccurate, as Tan folds flourishes of dub and krautrock into a lascivious mix of after-hours cool.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Because every note is perfectly placed, and the contemplative mood sustained throughout, it's hard to notice the lack of originality and occasionally pedestrian songwriting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As you're listening, the songs begin to sound more and more like play-acting, as if Malin's trying to sound like his heroes more than he's trying to create anything that's all his own.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bumblebeez brings loose, frenetic energy to a mash-up of likely and unlikely sources.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though the dark atmosphere can weigh Cavelight down on extended listening, it is the record's most lush, emotional moments, like the operatic "Sunday Séance," that are most suggestive of Blockhead's potential.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Little Heart's Ease is a respectable effort - just not by Royal City standards.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Here we get the full range of peaks and valleys from Martina's vocals, but the songs are a bit syrupy for those prepared for the menace of Maxinquaye-era Tricky.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Waves is not quite a knockout, it delivers some undeniable pleasures nonetheless.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The harmonies aren't as blissful and the songs more conventional than those of previous releases.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a hip-hop record, Headset's Space Settings fails to hit the mark of its influences, but it is successful in its own right.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solid, if unspectacular.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Plays mostly as a digest of fairly enjoyable if not particularly memorable shaggy-haired rockers in the Kinks or Small Faces mold with little material to rival Sunshine's radiant highs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The songs are likable, but lack a core.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For every misstep on the mostly acoustic Spooked, there's an undeniable classic.