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 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Is All Over... The Map
Lowest review score: 10 Underwater Cinematographer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 403
403 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
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    A luminously lovely solo album.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Worthy of any superlative you can throw its way.
    • 71 Metascore
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    LaValle demonstrates that he is one of post-rock's strongest artists.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Coomes' blatant, almost hilarious, display of his guitar mastery is fun to hear. His solos and fills ride front-and-center, perfect and expansive and insane.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Achieves that rare supernova of artistic vision that dares to reconcile palpable, unapologetic ambience with unpretentious soulful simplicity.
    • 87 Metascore
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    It is every bit the equal of recent pop classics like the Flaming Lips' The Soft Bulletin, Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, or The Shins' Oh, Inverted World.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's nothing Herren can't and won't do on this record.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their best album since 1996's brilliant Under the Bushes, Under the Stars.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gelb creates masterful songs for the ages.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Particularly striking is the group's ability to mix vast instrumental soundscapes with subtle electronic manipulations, creating a synthesis of analog and digital elements that is visionary in its sonic impact.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For pure intensity and soul, Damage is now THE album in the Blues Explosion catalog, and essential listening at that.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There have been releases that have excited me so far, but none that have completely recharged my faith in intelligent rock music. This is the first essential album of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Love Songs for Patriots picks up exactly where American Music Club last left us: producing uniformly excellent music filled with heartbreak, loneliness, and - yes - politics.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Your Blues is some kind of masterpiece, the work of a truly original and iconoclastic talent.
    • 92 Metascore
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    Corner's gutter low ends, amphetamine drum programming, and Dizzee's cockney slang-spitting place this record among rap's paradigmatic moments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Summer in Abaddon delivers an all-inclusive perfection that sets it apart from any other record this year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On A Grand, everything Skinner does is in service to an infinitely satisfying and resonant whole.
    • 84 Metascore
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    The album, impressive in its scope and sense of adventure, is a further reinvention in Björk's already massive discography.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
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    When layers of choir-boy vocals are added to the group's singing ("Hun Joro"), when feeble, naturalistic sounds are used in questing improvisations ("Sigur Ros"), or when acoustic instruments coalesce with a swath of electronics ("Dogun"), you'll find your jaw on the floor, too, stunned as ever.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An exceptional testament to James Murphy, both as a musician and producer.
    • 78 Metascore
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    No Wow is pure sex, pulsating blues-based rock and roll from start to finish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although Lost and Safe would be a crowning achievement for any band, The Books show no sign of running out of beautiful musical ideas to convey.
    • 80 Metascore
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    A true supergroup -- a set of songs that might be superior to either group's work separately.
    • 84 Metascore
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    All eleven songs on Gimme Fiction are immaculately crafted, concise pop gems.
    • 82 Metascore
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    These are songs about horrible times in horrible lives; hearts are rotten long before they break and the sounds they make are awful and haunting and beautiful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the natural and logical epiphany of three musicians who have been getting to know one another for some time. It's also a damn good album.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Malkmus' songwriting is back from blandland, the backing Jicks rock, and the production got it all on tape without screwing it up.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 10 tracks are hands down the most irresistible pop music you'll hear this year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monday at the Hug & Pint is Arab Strap's best record, and should land on every critic's 2003 top 10 list.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Happy Songs is epic and subtle, technically savvy and emotionally charged and visceral all at once -- in short, it's a summary of everything that is great about Mogwai's music.