Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 6,612 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% 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: 71
Highest review score: 100 Live at the Academy of Music 1971
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
6612 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Glazed soul music that's both lucid and ambiguous, that chimes simultaneously with Donna Summer, John Barry and Suicide, beautifully schizophrenic and poised on the edge of ruin. [May 2003, p.91]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sounding assured and triumphant, Scotland's finest finally have realised their true potential. [Aug 2002, p.112]
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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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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a remarkable consistency about Smile's complex tapestry of delights. [Oct 2004, p.98]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If only all pop music could be this smart and soulful. [Dec 2006, p.106]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extraordinary record... It's not, nor is it intended to be, easy listening. [Sep 2004, p.94]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Protest music that doesn't protest too much -- a music with such a joy and wit to its outrage that it acquires a universality beyond its subject matter. [Nov 2001, p.98]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oui
    Ultimately The Sea And Cake are just making timeless, faultless pop music.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic consolidation of everything good about LCD. [Apr 2007, p.108]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fantastic! [Aug 2002, p.112]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock'n'roll band in the 21st century. [Oct 2004, p.106]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frankly, you could get drunk just on the minutiae here. [Feb 2005, p.92]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is their best and most thematically complete album since Achtung Baby. By turning towards their past, U2 have found their way back to the future. [Nov 2014, p.88]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An effervescent rush of melody, invention and magic. [Jan 2006, p.119]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mind-boggling intricacies and moody, broody sound-sculpting on tracks like Pen Expers find Autechre zooming off, leaving their followers eating cosmic dust. [May 2001, p.110]
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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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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Damon and Naomi haven't so much altered what they do as augmented it, often beautifully. The results are occasionally breathtaking.... A rare and graceful record. (Oct 2000, p.92)
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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]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is Nas's poetic erudition that makes it a stone cold classic. [Mar 2007, p.100]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Choosing favourites is almost futile with so much scintillating brilliance on offer.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sonic quantum leap. [Jul 2005, p.100]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vaporous, layered, beautifully evocative, with moments of discordant madness. [Co-Album Of The Month [with 'Blood Money'], May 2002, p.94]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it still whispers, this third endeavour works its way into your soul.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record is full of surprises, roping in all manner of esoteria for a sweaty, beer-splattered and tune-drenched rock'n'roll party that rivals even Nevermind for balancing the pop sugar with the twisted underbelly and subtle smarts. [May 2003, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant second album unembarrassed about building on the strengths of the first, delivering 13 knockout tunes betraying not an ounce of flab or self-indulgence. [Nov 2005, p.94]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is 31 minutes of constantly surprising music, more absorbing and less conventional than anything on their self-titled 2005 debut. [Feb 2007, p.102]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though the production isn't listener-friendly and the lyrics can be lovelorn in excelsis, Arthur's strong melodies and arresting imagery always win through.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Invigorating and intriguing, as hummable as it is inventive... it's also possibly the best thing Blur have done. [May 2003, p.88]
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