Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 4,997 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 Copper Blue [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,997 music reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Much of All The Lost Souls is far more icky-yucky than its predecessor. [Oct 2007, p.90]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are some very bad lyrics on this album. [Dec 2007, p.99]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Frustratingly, that search [for plaidits] and presumably producer du jour Ethan Johns--has led them into the uncomfortable territory of bombastic, charmless "October/War"-era U2. [Oct 2007, p.92]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stone pens 14 of the 15 songs and has clearly overstretched herself; the material is bland and only on sublime, transcendental 'Baby,'featuring Betty Wright and a cappella showcase 'Go Back To Your Life' do we hear the Angie of old. [Nov 2007, p.96]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
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    Sampling Serge Gainsbourg's quivering strings for 'Sensitized,' however, only serves to highlight the album's lack of truly knee-wobbling moments. [Dec 2007, p.98]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unsurprisingly for a 2D project, it's all a little flat. [Dec 2007, p.121]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Generally, the undistinguished R&B pop and trite lyrics he and his long-term bandmates come up with bear no comparison to the salty good cheer of 'It Don't Come Easy' and 'Photograph.' [Feb 2008, p.100]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite its promising title, Lust Lust Lust is mighty forlorn. Or, optimistically, transitional. [Dec 2007, p.100]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The new dad has ditched the gap-year spirituality to reach for a more adult world where poverty, war and uncertainty must be confronted, and it's a world beyond his expressive abilities. [Mar 2008, p.102]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It makes poetic sense but, like many autobiographical songwriters, he knows the stories so well he fails to tell them. [Feb 2008, p.112]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's substance to 'Long Sad Goodbye's accusing lament for his late father and Vietnam's denunciation of the Iraq war, but Kravitz generally limits himself to muscular yet uninspired multi-instrumental expertise and sloppy-thinking hippitude. [Mar 2008, p.114]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The polished arrangements of Heretic Pride do Darnielle's songwriting no favours. [Mar 2008, p.106]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The use of borowed items invites comparisons, not only with the originals but also with other versions of the same song. And there Moorer fails the test. [Apr 2008, p.102]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ther are moments of greatness, opening track 'Spit at the Stars' for one, though mostly it's pained adolescent observations about missing you already which doesn't cut it in the big adult world. [Oct 2007, p.92]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With her co-producers, they fashion some perfectly weighted, tastefully adorned grroves but her voice, an idiosyncratic mix of Lucinda Williams and Dolores O'Riordan inflections, sometimes jars. [Apr 2008, p.100]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is musical wheatgrass juice: wholesome, virtous, but ultimately fun-free. [Mar 2008, p.115]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Frontman Brendan Urie has a knack for jaunty pop but Pretty Odd is too clinical and calculated for one so young. [May 2008, p.102]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Green writes with a compulsive frequency, like an office joker cracking funnies. And after 20 of his songs, the appeal wanes in not dissimilar fashion. [Apr 2008, p.114]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The sneeringly portrentious title and tracks called'Being Bad Feels Pretty Good' or Epic Last Song' would be forgivable--japes, even--if there were a sense of bona fide abandon bubbling beneath the synth squelches, vocoder-shrouded vocals and obligatory cowbell bashing. [Apr 2008, p.114]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
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    His near facsimile approach to fond memory demands a revitalising new element and he hasn't got it. [May 2008, p.112]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All the ingredients for another hit album are here. The only thing missing is soul. [Dec 2007, p.110]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Much of this album's re-booting of Waits' back pages in an ambient '80s style is fussy and forgettable. [June 2008, p.112]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They all bed down with perfunctory efficiency as the voaclly gifted, lyrically vague Mraz holds court with a nylon-string guitar. [Feb 2009, p.112]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This misfires more than its hits home. [June 2008, p.108]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly A&E neither draws on personal crisis or the intimacy of "Acoustic Mainlines" [June 2008, p.106]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    He indulges in too many mudane romantic/spiritual invocations and vague geopolitical maunderings. [June 2008, p.112]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While there's some decent garage-punk dirt in 'Roughshod,' and lengthier tracks like 'Free Kitten on the Mountain' and Monster Eye' both briefly echo the menancing screwl of Magik Markers and early Sonic Youth, there's little here that really pushes the envelope much beyond an awkward and mildly abrasive collection of indie rock off-cuts. [July 2008, p.102]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The band remains shackled to that wearying off-beat pulse that cauise trhe likes of 'Fire,' 'Vision' and the title track to tire. [July 2008, p.112]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Any number of Zutons and Corals have already trod this path, and to keep up Kane will have to try harder than insering words like "insane" and "psychotic" into music that sounds as if it was made by James Shelley's naive young cousins. [July 2008, p.101]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The ultimate sugar hit: an occassional buzz but ultimately unsatisfying. [June 2008, p.103]
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