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 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Phantom Power
Lowest review score: 10 Underwater Cinematographer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 403
403 music reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solid, if unspectacular.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A buzzing, raw jewel of a record that hints at seemingly limitless possibilities for Beckett's songwriting.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The spoken-word Sonny and Cher act of Chains and Sue does gets tiresome at moments, lyrics like "you be the follower, let's kill the leader" aren't as clever as their authors believe, and the record does run on a fairly consistent mid-tempo bounce.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The album feels half baked, as though Morrison isn't quite sure which direction to take his nascent solo career.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amber Headlights has clear thematic and structural parallels to the Afghan Whigs' excellent 1996 rock opera Black Love.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The outcome is alternately brilliant and awful, adventurous and boring, incisive and pretentious, over-wrought and subtle.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the wailing vocals and insipid lyrics, the rhythm section nearly saves this album with its tensely coiled, ready-to-explode grooves.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's hard to think of any reason to buy this album, and if you do, it's hard to imagine any reason for listening to it more than once (unless you hate your neighbors or your cat).
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The disc's highlight, "TV Pro," ably blends the band's two moods and adds some promise to an otherwise bland and vacant offering.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the band is not able to match their vitriol with memorable tunes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Over the course of Gemstone's 15 tracks, Green's heavily enunciated, lumbering delivery become more irritating than a busload of thespians on their way to an audition. Thankfully, Green's elementary-school melodies, which call to mind Jonathan Richman at his silliest, ultimately save this album from the topical hell to which it aspires.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Shiny, soulless dance tracks that would have been mediocre even as Rick Astley backing tracks.