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 Phrenology
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
6612 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Intense, painfully frank, hysterically funny,and in the end, exultant... OSIGTS isn't always an easy listen, but it does offer a fearless experience that invests pop with more theatricality than the form can usually tolerate. [Jul 2012, p.80]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Isolation doesn't get more splendid than this. [June 2008, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [An] outstanding piece of work. [Feb 2012, p.92]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What's really mind-blowing is the audio quality of that initial 60-year-old performance (and indeed, the box set in general), which is so lucid that it sounds as if Miles is in the room playing right next to you. [Aug 2015, p.106]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All of the new mix’s strengths are writ large here. Ringo is restored. The voices feel ‘properly’ balanced and positioned. And in general, where there was whimsy (the bête noire of most Pepper agnostics) the power of solid drums and central voices irons it out. ... It’s an album--maybe the album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's among the best albums ever made. [Nov 2002, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's never just meat and potatoes. It's more like eating bone marrow in a fashionable restaurant - earthy, carnivorous but still beautifully designed and knowingly conceptualized. [Jan 2012, p.88]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This 4-CD box is the monument to both the cult and the art. And it's great. [Oct 2009, p.117]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Seductive, stirring songs about crushed hope and the corruption of beauty and some of their most ambitious arrangements make this their most fully-realised and accomplished album yet. [Mar 2003, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their most affecting and cohesive statement to date. [Oct 2001, p.108]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album of colossal strength and maturity. [Sep 2006, p.104]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album virtually bereft of fluff and filler. [Album Of The Month] [Oct 2001, p.104]
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    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's as good as anything in this group's monstrous catalogue. [Dec 2003, p.120]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Greying at the edges, its tremor more pronounced, his voice is sober, honest, defiant. And it turns rock songs into something that sounds as old as the hills.
    • 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
    This is a great record for and about New Orleans and one of the best the two men have ever made. [Jun 2006, p.96]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    604
    Despite a shared Giorgio Moroder influence, they are more DAF meets Soft Cell and early Detroit techno than a 21st century Human League.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magic.... Its rhapsodies present a portait of an artist at an early height of his powers. [Feb 2005, p.102]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like [Brian Wilson's] Smile, it extends the language of pop, setting a fearsome standard for anyone equal to the challenge of matching his limitless invention. [Jun 2007, p.98]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album that sounds effortless, but at times almost dissyingly diverse--imagine The White Album, but made by happy people. [May 2006, p.96]
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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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The former Talking Head has rarely sounded so vital.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Listen to Frances The Mute without any prog-induced prejudice... and it emerges as the triumphant sound of a band bound only by their imagination. [Apr 2005, p.86]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can stick with its synthetic marionette oompah band designs, become immersed in its whirlwind momentum and flint-eyed wit, the chances are you'll fall in love with the album's deep miined reservoirs of charm and sheer eagerness to impress. [Sep 2004, p.90]
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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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Yoshimi.... lacks the sheer shock value of Bulletin's panoramic delirium, its peak moments are enough to make it one of 2002's most rewarding releases. [Album of the Month, Aug 2002, p.92]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A seamless, melodic blend of psychedelia and C&W... the songs and instrumentals here hang together beautifully. [Nov 2004, p.95]
    • Mojo
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Walks the same Cold War-era Bowery streets as Interpol but is not more than a half step away from lysergic brilliance. [May 2005, p.108]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A work of uncommon beauty and torment. [Mar 2004, p.95]
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