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 Hot Shit
Lowest review score: 10 Underwater Cinematographer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 403
403 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mice Parade is an original, hovering over multiple traditions without disturbing any of them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The results are stunning.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps the best overall representation of Belle and Sebastian’s distinctive brand of indie pop.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The results are predictably wonderful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Humming By The Flowered Vine takes the rootsy sounds of classic country music (incorporating Hank Williams, Lucinda Williams and everyone in between) and plops them smack dab in the middle of Manhattan.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By album's end, two coming-of-age stories are complete: the boy has grown into a black sheep man, and the literate musicians have become a hell of a rock band.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The compilation will not alter your opinions of Lali Puna. But between the new material and older cuts previously scattered across numerous singles and compilations,I Thought I Was Over That is something fans old and new will want to have around.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My only problem with the album is that it begins to devour its own tail about halfway through, at times sounding tedious, or worse, precious.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A shot of raw psych rock that's as adventurous as it is accessible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, shimmering 40 minutes of music - a sonic road trip through parts unknown.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A debut album so confident and flawlessly developed it seems more like the work of a band hitting its mid-career creative peak.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is some irony in following up a record called We Fight Til Death with one titled (and as vital as) Giving Up The Ghost. However, Windsor For The Derby doesn't sound as if it has succumbed to anything save for its singular atmospheric pop tendencies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This turn for the yee-haw is a bit mystifying but hardly a mistake; Howl is exactly the cry the BRMC needed to make.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bright Ideas has an air of excitement and energy about it, and contains some of McCaughan's strongest songwriting to date.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The punk-informed material on Blitzkrieg Pop sounds like the missing link between Ministry's earlier, sensitive electro material and its later and more well-known incarnation as the nihilistic buzz-sawing and bile-spewing industrial unit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells is a near perfect collection of four-minute songs that recall a more ragged XTC, the skewed pop/rock style of The Kinks, and The White Album-era Beatles.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the fifties rocked this hard, we'd be dead now.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If gripes were to be made, one could argue with Crow's length, which at 74 minutes may be a little more whimsy than one can handle.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music is as soothing as a lullaby and as challenging as a modern art exhibit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While In The Reins bears the unmistakable imprint of both Calexico and Iron and Wine, these collaborators donâ??t seem to be interested in playing it all that safe.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not Them, You is one of those rare records that rewards on both repeated listens and initial forays.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zilla delivers a cleverly orchestrated junket of joyful raucousness and synth whirls.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their sturdy, inventive debut, Apologies to the Queen Mary, draws further, fresh blood from the indie rock stone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with most things this conceptual, certain aesthetic sacrifices must be made. But Matthew Herbert is the remarkable musician, with his keen senses of rhythm and melody, who can pull off such an audacious ruse.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not be the underground hip-hop record of the year, but it is easily on the short list.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's on the sonic departures, though, that Feels strikes its most resonant chord.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boards of Canada seems to be able to release albums pre-aged, so that all the things that might have bugged you a couple years ago now sounds like another part of why it's a classic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More hypnotically dark gems.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The record may have a little less electronic slink than prior efforts, but it has a propulsive energy, even in the mid-tempo tracks, that makes the record easy to like.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tanglewood Numbers, musically at least, is Berman's most fully realized album.