Magnet's Scores

  • Music
For 2,093 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Alternative To Love
Lowest review score: 10 Crimes of Passion
Score distribution:
2093 music reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's all here - all seven studio albums, which, despite the hype, remain truly fantastic. [No.91, p.54]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All at-once nauseating, delectable and habit-forming. [No.90, p.55]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Major comes across as the next logical chapter for one of music's most-unique and positive forces. [No.90 p.56]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Standouts are so effortlessly and relentlessly infectious that it's impossible to think that Pujol didn't spend long nights spinning and internalizing Fleetwood Mac and Kinks LPs. [#88, p.59]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Criminal Heaven is an infectious, off-kilter, damn near perfect indie-pop album that manages to effortlessly cover a bizarrely large plot of musical territory. [#86]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    America is both a progression and a departure for Deacon: an album rife with danceable party music, but also a deeply political gesture. [No.90, p.56]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Antibalas crew is in peak form, plating circles around any other second-wave Afrobeat outfit in town. [#90, p.53]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This minor genius from Gothenburg hurdles over [the heartbreak record] as effortlessly and charmingly as his livelier material. [No.91 p.58]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, Dylan has never been more deliberate or so overtly savage. [No. 93, p.54]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every move this unit makes feels intrinsically and unaccountably right in all sorts of inexplicable ways. [No.92 p.57]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not since the Men dropped Leave Home last summer has a young band made an album of pure, hard-edged rock this good or entertainingly lacerating. [No. 92, p.56]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is, in a way, a dad-rock opus, the songs imbued with the residue of a man pondering not just the intricacies of family but the greater implications of existence that come with it. [No. 93, p.51]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's as raucous and vital as their first three. [No. 93, p.52]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essentially, it's the super-cool but super-classy Christmas record all hipsters hope they'll find under their tree this year. [No. 94, p.61]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A ground-breaking debut, an original game-changer, a true, flawless, 24-carat triumph. [No. 94, p.60]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even when he's pouring on the lushness, the producer keeps Fay's gentle, weathered voice and arresting lyrics front and center. [No.91, p.54]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blood Oaths Of The New Blues has us realizing, possibly for the first time, what an amazing, enrapturing voice the dude has. [No. 95, p.61]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bassist Dunn and drummer Stanier lay down weird sprightly grooves, while guitarist Denison arranges their melodies into something hard and densely poppy with arch-but-upbeat harmonics pulled from Pet Sounds. [No. 95, p.61]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The noise that's here is lovely, heartbreaking, expansive and raw. [No. 97, p.58]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the band's latest, they continue the move toward the tighter concision found on 2009's King Of Jeans, but unlike Pissed Jeans' previous efforts, there isn't a seven-minute dirge on Honeys. [No. 95, p.51]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rousing, energetic exploration of the Roy Orbison-influenced rock 'n' roll, classic country and Latin influences--that blows all the damn mall-folk clogging up our inbox out of the goddamn water. [No. 96, p.57]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Marriage Of True Minds is pure late-model Matmos: perverse, urbane, crowded, hilarious, and efficient. [No. 95, p.55]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They take genre conventions and flip them inside out. [No. 96, p.57]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [A] momentous sixth LP. [No. 96, p.60]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a record that fans of Juliana Hatfield, Lightning Bolt or King Crimson could fall in love without compromise. [No. 96, p.60]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This time out, he brings all his influences together into an LP that may be his most musically diverse offering yet. [No.96, p.56]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a denser, darker album than 2011's S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT, spending more of its time gazing outward, intent on gleeful subversion and taking delight in making noise for the hell of it. [No. 98, p.52]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monomania is stacked with track-to-track unshakable, albeit twisted, pop melodies and an atmosphere of unrest that will stick with you between repeated listens. [No.99, p.52]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Partygoing is arguably as good as Memories Of Love. [No.99, p.54]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music remains solidly Southern, using all three chords, but the lyrics reach for new levels of cussedness and vulnerability. [No.99, p.57]
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