Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 4,993 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Life Is People
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,993 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Has a pronounced acoustic bent. [May 2003, p.95]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfolds like a hand-stitched musical patchwork quilt, gently educating its listeners in the great American songster tradition. [Apr 2003, p.114]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twelve years after the band split, it's immensely reassuring to hear Forster deliver lines only he could have written in his bruised, laconic, declamatory tone...
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Richard] Warren still makes great pop music--free of formula but full of character.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Among their best. [Sep 2002, p.104]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's still a warm heart beating under all this newly-assembled machinery.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album as confrontational and consistent as Public Enemy's Apocalypse '91. [Feb 2002, p.93]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Countless moments of sheer melodic magic. [Dec 2001, p.116]
    • Mojo
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with all Stephin Merritt productions, the real stars are Stephin Merritt's wonderful songs, and the 14 love songs on Hyacinths And Thistles are as sweet and prickly as the title suggests.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The winnowing, soul-pop sheen of the hit-yielding Soul Mining and Infected is long gone, replaced by an overall grungey, corrosive edge which indicates that Johnson bought up every last piece of analogue gear in town.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A compelling blend of 21st Century world music. [May 2003, p.106]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is her best to date, but she'll be better yet. [Sep 2002, p.102]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's impressive stuff. [Jan 2003, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The surface mayhem actually masks an admirable craft. [Aug 2004, p.96]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite such flamboyant touches, the songs here are more caustic than camp. [Oct 2003, p.120]
    • Mojo
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lyrically it's one of Cohen's least ambiguous albums... Musically it's melodic and memorable. [Nov 2004, p.96]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    True, [Merritt] still sings in a voice that's subject to fairly strict demarcations of range and malleability, but his deft spadework in the trench of song-craft more than compensates. [May 2004, p.93]
    • Mojo
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Retains the gum-tingling pop harmonies and guitar-throttling riffs of previous albums, but their reedy punk sinew has swollen into rock muscle. [Jun 2004, p.112]
    • Mojo
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beam's evocation of elemental themes and dramas is too profound and affecting to deny. [Jan 2003, p.92]
    • Mojo
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These stark, sweet confessionals easily rank among the best of his career. [Nov 2004, p.108]
    • Mojo
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's recognisably the same band, but lower key, less structured, a set of soundscapes rather than songs, and sometimes almost gothic in its mood. [Mar 2003, p.97]
    • Mojo
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their signature tension between black blues gestures adn white boy harmonies has never been more vividly exploited than here. It'll keep you busy for months. [Jun 2003, p.95]
    • Mojo
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drifts somewhere between Mogwai's softest moments and Her Space Holiday's wry prettiness. [Aug 2004, p.101]
    • Mojo
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arthur's delicious art is a potent, concentrated thing. [Oct 2004, p.96]
    • Mojo
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Celebrates the little people with full powerpop majesty. [Jul 2003, p.108]
    • Mojo
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the elements which made its predecessor so great are here, but in excelsis, and occasionally excess. [Sep 2002, p.95]
    • Mojo
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A significant return to form. [Feb 2003, p.86]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bowel-rattling rhythmic rock that's as viscerally exciting as it is grubby. [Feb 2005, p.101]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Somewhere between Faultline's bedroom-boffin invention and Stephen Merritt's pensive elegance. [May 2003, p.99]
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