Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 5,651 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 Morning Phase
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
5651 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, though, the resolutely rubbish recordings--distorted, trebly drum breaks, scratchy guitars, monotonous voices--and near-total absence of melody, might test your stamina for mindless entertainment. [May 2003, p.104]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cex moves slightly away from his former snot and swagger towards more humble inflection. [Jun 2003, p.108]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Half existential joy'n'emptiness, half just empty. [Oct 2002, p.96]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For better and occasionally worse, it feels effortless for listener and writer alike. [Apr 2003, p.112]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its best, Pole's new sound is winning. [May 2003, p.98]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whether this leaves you head-scratching or dancing like an electrified monkey, it certainly won't bore you. [Jul 2003, p.109]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When on their game -- about two-thirds of this to-the-point-set -- Hot Hot Heat are too breathlessly enjoyable to refuse. [Apr 2003, p.98]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are times... when the stripping-down of The Jayhawks' aesthetic reveals [Gary Louris'] designs to be uncomfortably slight. [Apr 2003, p.92]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More judicious editing might have rendered this a classic return to form, but there are still enough high spots to keep nostalgic fans happy. [Sep 2001, p.92]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's ever so nice, except for the nagging feeling that a disembodied voice is about to say, "I'm going to count backwards from five and, when I snap my fingers, you will wake up and remember none of this." [Sep 2002, p.106]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's an uncomfortable homogeneity about it all. [June 2002, p.100]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    She breathes the vocals as if she were drifting in and out of death's door. [May 2003, p.95]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Has lingering '80s elements, with some pompous lyrics, laborious arrangements and long, drawn-out vowel sounds, yet it is also fresher and less strenuous than before. [Apr 2004, p.114]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Electric piano and pedal steel-caressed intimacy rules the day, keeping attendant preciousness almost, if not completely, at bay. [Aug 2004, p.99]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brilliantly produced and performed, rather than astoundingly well written. [Jun 2004, p.112]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tread lightly past the handclaps and keyboard quacks to find a collection of uncomfortably honest damaged-goods love songs set in the cold hours of the a.m. [Dec 2004, p.102]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Picks up where 2002's Impasse left off, with Buckner at large in a dusty, wide-screen landscape of brushed guitars, weeping pedal steel and decorous strings. [Dec 2004, p.114]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a freshness uncommon to fortysomething men two decades into their career. [Oct 2004, p.110]
    • Mojo
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sonic Nurse is not... a classic rock record. And it's not a classic Sonic Youth record. It's an excursion, into corners weird and corners familiar. [Jun 2004, p.100]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More attention seems to have been paid to assembling the cast than finding something for them to record. [Dec 2004, p.98]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tends to drift in one and out the other at times. [Jan 2005, p.102]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quality control slumps toward the end, but when they're good the're grrreat. [Nov 2004, p.110]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Explores Incubus' inner jam band. [Feb 2004, p.94]
    • Mojo
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In part gripping.... But Gore doesn't always push his voice to its brilliantly effete/effeminate extremes. [May 2003, p.104]
    • Mojo
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all his sour wit, however, Zevon remians a musical craftsman who's happy to leave the lyrics to others. [July 2002, p.102]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an honourable outcome for such overreaching ambition to fall inevitably short, but not flat on its face. [Oct 2003, p.110]
    • Mojo
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The actual tunes may not be particularly strong, but crucially, at the centre of it all Natalie croons and sighs with all the clear-eyed moonfaced sweetness of Juliette Binoche baking cakes. [Dec 2001, p.116]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An amibitious record. [Dec 2003, p.113]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The awe fades quickly as this album progresses. [Jun 2003, p.100]
    • Mojo
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An intriguing companion to DM's Songs of Faith and Devotion, heady with the lexicon of addiction and redemption. [Jun 2003, p.110]
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