Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 4,743 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 Blur 21
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,743 music reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An homage to Memphis soul and R&B that initially seems a pleasant lark but grows blander and more characterless the more it is heard. [Apr 2002, p.106]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A fairly routine batch of middling-to-turgid funk numbers about lurrve performed with rather more duty than excitement.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Pushes the trio's grandiose delusions onto new levels of interpretative-dancing, mirror-cracking excess. [Oct 2003, p.107]
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sadly sterile...
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Much of Get Ready is less a call to arms than the sound of an old man wheezing out of a creaky armchair. [Sep 2001, p.108]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A profoundly ordinary, deeply monotonous LP. [Apr 2002, p.100]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The story feels thrown together in two seconds, and much of it is irredeemably hokey.... In the end, despite its kooky charms, Greendale is just one more lazy Neil Young album. [Sep 2003, p.96]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Fails on multiple fronts. [Dec 2004, p.116]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Profoundly disappointing. [Jan 2005, p.105]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Cry
    Listening eventually becomes a test of endurance for anyone raised on the true country sounds of a Dolly Parton or Emmylou Harris. [Dec 2002, p.115]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If Swingle Singers melodies and mind-numbing repetition is your bag, you're on a winner here; basically, it's easy listening with a bit of electronica.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Sadly, the results are soul-less. [Apr 2003, p.99]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The album takes on an airbrushed blandness that drowns out both the odd outbreak of compositional quality and the promise of adventure offered by the guests. [Dec 2001, p.104]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Coral Fang finds The Distillers aping the bloodless Hollywood impotence of Hole's Celebrity Skin, their 'punk rock' inoffensive and utterly forgettable. [Dec 2003, p.113]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Testify really doesn't work. [Dec 2002, p.122]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Tired and contrived-sounding.... Baptism? Craptism, more like. [Jun 2004, p.102]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Beats click and rumble while Jewel simpers baby-doll vocals which sound deflatingly calculated. [Oct 2003, p.114]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A vapid yet relentlessly self-regarding solemnity prevails. [Feb 2004, p.95]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    She's lost track of almost everything that made her music marvellous. [Jun 2004, p.101]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Tired, frightened-sounding and hopelessly misjudged.... Hugely disappointing. [Dec 2001, p.116]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Disappoints big time. [Oct 2003, p.110]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    They're a bit like '80s vintage Judas Priest but not quite as good. Or indeed as gay. [Sep 2004, p.99]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Warning is the sound of three men growing old far too gracefully.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Starts promisingly soulful, but soon descends into faux gangster bullshit and lazy, dumb-ass sexism. [Feb 2005, p.100]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Material which says something, but feels nothing real. [Nov 2004, p.95]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The perkiness and quirkiness are paper-thin. [Dec 2004, p.112]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Breach is a dull affair of humdrum tunes, mundane performance, and lyrics which lose themselves in vague imagery as if Dylan were actually evading the chance to express himself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Ghastly. [Feb 2005, p.102]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Could pass for a load of Stone Temple Pilots B-sides. [Sep 2006, p.106]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson's endless calls for us to party hearty sound like nothing less than Shampoo's sozzled grans on a hen night, Fred Schneider's ironic lounge lizard is just creepy, and the same old tuned guitars spar against the same old Barbarella beats. [Apr 2008, p.102]