Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 4,990 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 Tooth & Nail
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,990 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those new to Sylvian's work or for those who tuned out after Tin Drum, this welcome career cherry-picker serves as a perfect portal to discover some of the most haunting and beautiful music of the last two decades.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This time Linkous lets his gift for fractured folk song to resonate without encumbrance from freaky noise slugs. The results are sensational. [Jul 2001, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Grohl's pounding presence throughout lifts Killing Joke right back to the savage intensity of their early records.... The best punk album in years. [Aug 2003, p.106]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Holmes is scrabbling throught he ashes of Vegas strip supper-club jazz to craft a decidedly 21st century soundtrack, mourning its passing while happily rifling its pockets. [Album of the Month, Feb 2002, p.90]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fully realised Lambchop record, the most perfect blend yet of their alt country roots and their obsession with soul.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who want their Emmylou full of sweet, sad longing will play a quarter of this album to death.... Elsewhere, there's righteous anger and an assertiveness and sexuality to the love songs. [Nov 2003, p.128]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an album of stadium sized melodies and exquisite songwriting, allied with almost too many ideas. [Jun 2003, p.110]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An astonishing album... a nu soul master that should ride high on any 21st century 'best of' lists. [Dec 2003, p.109]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their masterpiece--the re-interpretation of Western rock history as some consenual power-prog dream narrative where Led Zeppelin and Soft Machine are more important than The Beatles. [May 2004, p.105]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The former Talking Head has rarely sounded so vital.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What they achieve here is hard to get right: lush, summery music-for-pleasure that sounds effortless. [Album of the Month, Sep. 2002, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no easy niche in which you can place this new statement: like Dylan's Time Out Of Mind, it ventures into a doomy, mythological area, where the directions are muddied and the heartbreak is total. [Jul 2001, p.98]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is quizzical, troubled, socially concerned, compassionate, schizoid, retro-eclectic, strikingly modern, racially mixed--and even likes women. [Apr 2002, p.112]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sits to the right of the likes of Philip Glass and Glenn Branca while outdoing the experimentalism of either Radiohead or Sigur Ros. [Jan 2003, p.98]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her songs, paradoxically both epic and intimate, shimmer and pulsate as their kaleidoscopic images and mysterious characters drift in and out of focus.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here, backed only by guitar or piano, she inhabits other singers' material (including Smog's "Red Apples") with a fierce conviction that's often startling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The work of a genuine individualist. [Aug 2001, p.108]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If this is to be Cash's last album, then what a magnificent way he has chosen to say goodbye. [Album of the Month, Dec 2002, p.100]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fabulous record, a baffling, joyful, touching, frustrating, silly, totally seductive album that you can lose yourself in for an hour, a day, a week. [Aug 2003, p.92]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With The Private Press DJ Shadow ups even his own considerable ante. [May 2002, p.96]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a singer, the South Dakota-born, Ontario and Illinois-raised Colvin occupies a niche between pensive Sheryl Crow and pre-jazz Joni Mitchell: no histrionics but a telling, often moving restraint.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic, exhilarating, extraordinary. [Feb 2004, p.98]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Godspeed have taken their by-now familiar elements and rearranged them in often beautiful or surprising ways.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their debut, Mono, gave voice to little beyond their frustration, and the distance between that impressively venomous fit of black-hearted flailing and Penance Soiree's stereopathic, multiphonic attack is similar to that between Nirvana's Bleach and Nevermind. [May 2004, p.94]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is classic Cure. Three listens and you'll love it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a narcotic quality to these drifting ballads, one that perfectly suits these shell shocked, terrorised times. As the world gears up for the Apocalypse, I shall take comfort in Bavarian Fruit Bread -- a very haunting, beautiful record. [Nov 2001]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stoner's paradise from start to finish. Most pleasurable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stories is a leaner, less experimental-sounding record than 1998's Is This Desire, its chips stacked on visceral power and vitalising vocals.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Choosing favourites is almost futile with so much scintillating brilliance on offer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Measuring out grief and resilience with a steady hand, these are the best songs of Low's quiet career. [Feb 2001, p.98]
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