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 Hot Shit
Lowest review score: 10 Underwater Cinematographer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 403
403 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Two tracks focusing on guest vocalists are stand-outs.... The other eight songs are more hit-and-miss, often depending on whether Bip's headed toward rock (the blah "Eyelashings," which sounds like a mediocre U2 song, without vocals or a chorus) or hip-hop ("The Move," a nice piece of synthesizer and vibraphone chemistry).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's endearingly all over the place, but depressingly self-referential.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Second disc Chirpin' Hard is the crowd-pleasing Speakerboxxx to Hill's less-accessible Church Gone Wild.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Where Corpse works, it's merely a repeat of past successes. The few tentative steps into unfamiliar territory are marked failures.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the relatively spartan proceedings, there is a substantial amount to latch onto here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As grounds for our own wandering imaginations and protesting voices, Horses' six songs are not as fertile as what's come before them.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results are not for the faint of heart – beats stutter uncomfortably, disappear without warning, and practically scratch out the walls of your speakers from the inside.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Impressive despite its occasional lack of maturity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Restraint and frustration are the dominant themes, but the short, aggressive outbursts don't always offer enough release to justify the fatiguing buildups.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A set that flat out refuses to be ignored.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It all recalls a traveling Klezmer troupe, unsure of its audience, warming up with tributes to "Schindler's List", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", and "The Godfather", while waiting to find out if they're playing a festival or a funeral.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Starting with track six, Laughter's Fifth verges on unstoppable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Radar Brothers have been called "pastoral," "wandering" and "spacey." Their latest, The Fallen Leaf Pages, adds nothing new to this mix of descriptors.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Otto Spooky is designed not so much to be enjoyed as to be a spectacle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To be sure, there is nothing on Often Lie that is revolutionary - for the most part Dalley delivers straight ahead power pop.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What strikes most is a sense of uncomfortable suspension, and what keeps the album afloat remains a true mystery listen after listen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fusion of The Books' folk stylings and traditional instrumentation (cellos, banjos, clavinets) with Prefuse's hip-hop stutter-funk produces fresh moments, just not as many as desired.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lead bat Eric Johnson is a talented songwriter but his '60s lite-psych melodies and scruffy acoustic backdrop are not just tired, they're nearly dead.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On songs like "In the Afternoon" and "Time is Running out," Maclean fails to add even a shred of feeling to his chilly IDM clones.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The production is crisp and idiosyncratic as usual, but many of the songs fade into the background.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much of the record lands solidly in novelty territory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The whole affair is polished to such mirror-like perfection that I have to dim all the lights and cover my eyes when I listen to it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Resilience is laid-back Kid 606.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An album of both phenomenal concentrated bits, as well as some disappointing gaps.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are not in the right mood, Strange Geometry sounds like pretty melodies, plenty of atmosphere, and not a whole let else.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The album feels underwhelming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Does it replace the originals as the definitive Gang of Four collection? No way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The punk dominates more than it ever did on its electro-tilted predecessors.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The tunes hop as often as they whimper, with stand-up bass, slap-happy drums and wordless vocals fleshing out the reverb-rich arrangements.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Pole contains no revelations beyond what was revealed in the prior EPs. With this release, Betke calls his own bluff and loses.