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 Summer In Abaddon
Lowest review score: 10 Underwater Cinematographer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 403
403 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An album of both phenomenal concentrated bits, as well as some disappointing gaps.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A puzzling release.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Often dreamy, sometimes rockin', but rarely more than pedestrian.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Starting with track six, Laughter's Fifth verges on unstoppable.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When the songs work – it's some of the best material Faithfull has ever produced. But when they don't – you're left... falling asleep in the car.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An uneven mish-mash of musical ideas that is only occasionally thrilling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Waves is not quite a knockout, it delivers some undeniable pleasures nonetheless.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For every misstep on the mostly acoustic Spooked, there's an undeniable classic.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Second disc Chirpin' Hard is the crowd-pleasing Speakerboxxx to Hill's less-accessible Church Gone Wild.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Little Heart's Ease is a respectable effort - just not by Royal City standards.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the relatively spartan proceedings, there is a substantial amount to latch onto here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solid, if unspectacular.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Last Night is as moody as funk can get, and the results range from soulful to pretentious.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's still very plainly the Dulli Show, placing his cigarette-stained voice and oversized heartache front-and-center.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bumblebeez brings loose, frenetic energy to a mash-up of likely and unlikely sources.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite mining decades-old forms, The Anomoanon's honest rock is hard to dislike.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battery is an album of diminishing returns that sputters out of steam halfway through.
    • 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.