Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 5,222 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Score distribution:
5,222 music reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the most powerfully surging melodies from a British band since the second Travis album. [March 2002, p.114]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mature and often profound record. [Dec 2002, p.102]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the shadows of Wilson and Lennon/McCartney loom large over this latest psyche-pop platter, the Apples tap into a tradition of classic pop songwriting rather than merely plagiarising their ancestors.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine a more perfectly realised Wire artefact. [Sep 2002, p.95]
    • Mojo
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fog
    Challenging and sometimes extraordinarily beautiful. [Mar 2002, p.108]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The solo J. has all the heartfelt keening of Where You Been-era Dinosaur, but with a fresh approach to his trademark blending of powerchords and melodies.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the band's best '80s output, Lilac6 is the work of a bona fide songsmith. [Nov 2001, p.108]
    • Mojo
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Less conceptually pure than its predecessor in terms of tone and motivation it may be, but Evil Heat's bespoke tailoring pays dividends time and time again. [Aug 2002, p.94]
    • Mojo
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Full and lush, yet somehow homey and direct. [May 2003, p.97]
    • Mojo
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An unconventional beauty. [March 2003, p.114]
    • Mojo
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's his skill as a bruised, intimate narrator that makes this album such an alluring addition to Doe's swelling canon. [Feb 2003, p.90]
    • Mojo
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The difference on this album is that their amps and tempos are turned up and their sound is pared down. [Jan 2003, p.102]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrilling. [May 2003, p.106]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The thread which binds is Merchant's seductive, bittersweet voice, something which quickly finds the richer you, than nourishes it. [Dec 2001, p.104]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the music is a combination of old Smog and new... there's a freshness here, a sense of change, and most remarkable, a real empathy on display. [May 2003, p.89]
    • Mojo
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Largely an enjoyable exercise in the perversion of the three-minute pop song. [Nov 2002, p.110]
    • Mojo
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hersh's voice is measured, husky, and quietly defiant, the sound of the [Throwing] Muses' ambient alter ego. [Apr 2003, p.97]
    • Mojo
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A real emotional rollercoaster ride. [Apr 2003, p.102]
    • Mojo
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sound[s] like a typical Elephant 6-related band--absolutely fantastic. [May 2003, p.108]
    • Mojo
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pig Lib is full of as many little mysteries as it is revelations. [Apr 2003, p.91]
    • Mojo
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If beauty and ambition be the defining values of that album title concept, they're served up here in spades.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He sounds like a cross between Sonic Youth and Massive Attack, and the results are immediately convincing. [Apr 2003, p.100]
    • Mojo
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly much more accessible than the idea first sounds. [May 2003, p.106]
    • Mojo
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumph, possessing a universal appeal that extends beyond the dancefloor straight to the heart. [Sep 2001, p.100]
    • Mojo
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rarely has any modern band made The Difficult Third Album sound so breezy... [May 2001, p.96]
    • Mojo
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On a couple of tracks here he feels the need to introduce some lame house beats and equally passe drum'n'bass, which is a shame because the rest of the time he creates a vocabulary that's utterly his own. [Jun 2003, p.100]
    • Mojo
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This band could, and should, go mega. [Jan 2003, p.99]
    • Mojo
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aural absinthe. [Jul 2003, p.115]
    • Mojo
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Imagine the Bronte sisters trying to play Yo La Tengo music on Air's instruments with Joe Meek producing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rehearsal-room feel of Mwng succeeds in capturing the organic, woody, mystical atmosphere that was sometimes missing from its highly-polished, heavily-digitised predecessors.