Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 6,966 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 Dream River
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
6966 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The results are terrific, harking back to The Black Album and Strawberries, with lots of Phantasmagoria-like gothic pop and '60s-via'80s garage a la Naz Nomad. [May 2018, p.96]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It all shines a light on Cash's enduring artistry. [May 2018, p.94]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Can't deny his range (hip-hop, disco, acoustic picking) or songwriting, but voice and lyrics lack depth. [May 2018, p.98]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TLICTFIR finds Wye Oak reaching new heights of sophistication. [May 2018, p.96]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is LaVette's album, start to finish: heterodox song choices, rearranged verses, tweaked lyrics--none of it gratuitous. [May 2018, p.90]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amid all the bleakness and despair, Goulden emerges as a true shining light. [May 2018, p.92]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Multi-Love's frequently tremendous follow-up. [May 2018, p.92]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beneath the surface sheen, Resistance Is Futile is a complex, multi-layer work. [May 2018, p.88]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another Eels album--the 12th!--to treasure. [May 2018, p.94]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dracula simmers like The War On Drugs, and Calling Paul The Suffering has Latino touches, while Blue Rose dresses Greenwich Village rock in Fleetwood Mac silk. [May 2018, p.96]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brion's 3/4 step-step micro-cues--for Greta Gerwig's perfect comedy drama--come with the necessary sprinkling of inexplicable sadness. [Apr 2018, p.89]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A provocative, anti-establishment critique of the blind idolatry received by the British monarchy and finds each of the nine tracks paying homage to Hutchings' list of notable women that he believes are worthy alternative monarchs. [Apr 2018, p.87]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Goat Girl's vision is as unique as an oily fingerprint, their confidence dizzying, and richly justified. [May 2018, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Musselwhite's bittersweet harmonica offers plaintive asides to 10 Harper-penned tunes, the most potent of which is Nothing At All, a solemn waltz-time ballad. Elsewhere, the material ranges from rough-hewn country blues to swaggering Muddy Waters-esque message songs. [May 2018, p.95]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Laveaux may have set out to rediscover Caribbean roots, but she also underlines how much the islands influenced the early rock'n'roll and soul that emanated from New Orleans ... but with the modernist sheen of France's A.L.B.E.R.T production team. [Apr 2018, p.94]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bursting with invention, energy and occasionally cheesy synths.[May 2018, p.95]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With smart synths and Young's wry lyricism ensuring a contemporary edge to their retro-leanings, Combat Sports is fizzy fun that won't rot your teeth. [May 2018, p.91]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [The] band's fine third album. [May 2018, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sounds here do at times recall territories previously mapped by Brian and RD James, with or without MDMA, but Song For Alpha still makes for an electronic listening album of particular quality. [May 2018, p.93]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album whose drawn-out grooves spiral seductively like dandelion clocks in the breeze. [May 2018, p.93]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another star turn for soprano Lavinia Blackwall. [May 2018, p.98]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Many of these 25 short pieces are rich in layered melody and texture, and full of primary coloured sonics. [May 2018, p.94]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fourth album of brisk Saharan grooves, heavy jamming and trance percussion. [May 2018, p.98]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ndegeocello's covers album comprises wonderful takes on R&B and soul. [May 2018, p.98]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Second time out, they've all but eradicated the gauzy abstractions, in favour of a cards-on-table, powerpop sound, which, i tandem with impressive melodic directness, should make them on e of 2018's hastiest crossover bands. [May 2018, p.90]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a generous and potent fix of Pollard eccentricity. [Apr 2018, p.94]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Good-natured guitar pop from Brighton-via-California by a young all-male quartet with a flair or radio-ready melodies. [Apr 2018, p.96]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing fundamental has changed, the attack is just more scrupulous. ... Hot Snakes' caustic, erudite commentary is more welcome than ever. [Apr 2018, p.88]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Instead of a bona fide entry in either band's catalogue, chalk this up as a Dungen sidebar. [Apr 2018, p.89]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is an album restless in its search for the new, the sound of White's reinvention in progress, scorching the Earth in anticipation of what might follow. If it misfires on occasion, it's certainly never dull. And if it never quite reaches its destination, it's still quite a ride. [Apr 2018, p.84]
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