Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 4,671 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 Van Lear Rose
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,671 music reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether you consider London Calling to be the last great rock album of the '70s or the first great rock album of the '80s, the extent to which it fully merits its cultural and aesthetic status is utterly beyond question. [Oct 2004, p.123]
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Collective, improvisational, Krautrock gigantism for inner space odysseys.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're the kind of listener who has come to associate outtakes from classic albums with meagre, dryly forensic spoils, prepare to be very pleasantly surprised by Disc 3.... Rumours reminds us why we should continue to indulge them. [Mar 2013, p.100]
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blue Lines still goes above and beyond. [Dec 2012, p.102]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are many extras here to pique the completist's interest.... But the real punch rests in the unprecedented clarity of the remastered original tracks, and the audacious creativity and humour of the packaging. [Oct 2013, p.104]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a remarkable consistency about Smile's complex tapestry of delights. [Oct 2004, p.98]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lynn's voice... is as strong as it was during her heyday, while her songwriting ability has only increased with age. [Jun 2004, p.98]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This album was Williams' breakthrough, with excellent songs.... A 20-track bonus CD offers a 14-song live set from that time and some very nice radio performances. [Mar 2014, p.105]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The empathy between the four is palpable. [Jun 2003, p.113]
    • 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]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Siamese Dream is full of bombastic romanticism and undiminished power. [Feb 2012, p.108]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though it'll never be fully completed, Smile is a welcome time capsule from an unrepeatable moment in popular culture. [Dec 2011, p.106]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The recovering dope fiend's songs cut even closer to the heart. [Aug 2013, p.104]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Guthrie sometimes plods wearily, betweenwhiles you get a hot stew of the laconic anger and irony that inspired the Seeger-Dylan-Springsteen-Bragg-and-beyond heritage. [Dec 2013, p.101]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Crafting a sound that incorporates stinky Funkadelic psych with Prince harmonics and Rick James' pimp disco, this is hip hop with the power to convert even the most reactionary nonbelievers. [Jan 2001, p.107]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though true sub-notes of contemplation are hard to find in Noel’s initial tranche of songs, there’s vulnerability in his solo version of Half The World Away recorded live in a Tokyo hotel room on September 16, 1994, as Oasis madness spiralled in earnest. It’s this expanded edition’s one true unreleased gem. [Jun 2014, p.102]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    B-sides included here aren't without their charms but the album's genius clearly lay in distilling only the finest of Mould's new material into a powerful, singular statement. [Jul 2012, p.100]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the official album remains the crucible of the artist who flourishes to this day. [Dec 2010, p.112]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is genuinely a great record. [Feb. 2011, p. 108]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The wily creativity on display here is astonishing. [Jun 2004, p.114]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This 1981 release was the middle and probably the greatest of Grace Jones's Compass Point trio. [Jun 2014, p.106]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album virtually bereft of fluff and filler. [Album Of The Month] [Oct 2001, p.104]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's too taxing for the less intense of the band's admirers. [Nov 2004, p.127]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vibrant, vividly colourful and high spirited. [Jan 2006, p.146]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For diehards, these takes [on the second disc] have an attractive live-in-the-studio-run-through feel, complete with informal chat and occasional sloppy edges. [Feb 2012, p.108]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The songs, six previously unreleased, range from good to outstanding, the sound quality as clear and natural as if he were singing in the next room. [Oct 2009, p.115]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blur 21's extraordinary warts'n'all scope makes its subject's odyssey momentous and tangible. [Aug 2012, p.98]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now restored to their original length, the Fillmore performances--characterised by lysergic avant-funk and tripped-out soundscapes--are incredibly powerful and a permanent reminder of Miles Davis's pathfinding genius. [Apr 2014, p.107]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the title's Depression-era jokes onwards, Cooder protests like it's 1939. [Oct 2011, p.96]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Astounding... More even than his Exile On Main St., this is Tom Waits' Basement Tapes. [Dec 2006, p.104]