Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 4,827 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 Electric Circus
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,827 music reviews
    • 94 Metascore
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    Ultimately, the official album remains the crucible of the artist who flourishes to this day. [Dec 2010, p.112]
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    • 94 Metascore
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    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is genuinely a great record. [Feb. 2011, p. 108]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    This album is destined to redraw the parameters, thanks to its sheer scale and detail, its recurring themes and imagery, and its creators' refusal to settle for less than they could achieve. [June 2011, p. 90]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Collected together the fear might have been that the sound would be found wanting. yet from 1996's Nenette Et Boni to 2009's White Material here is a sound always pulsing with the same intimate warmth of Denis' films. [May 2011, p.112]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Sparely and intuitively performed, it's simply excellent. [Aug. 2011, p. 94]
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    • 74 Metascore
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    Perhaps not as many musical genres are represented as might have been but it's still a good reminder of just how many styles Holly's music crossed and influenced, if not invented. [Aug. 2011, p. 99]
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    • 96 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    Pageant has aged well, with the bonus disc of Athens Demos confirming that much of the album's brilliance is down to band and producer making the most of slum resources.[Aug. 2011, p. 113]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    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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    • 99 Metascore
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    Collective, improvisational, Krautrock gigantism for inner space odysseys.
    • 75 Metascore
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    [An] outstanding piece of work. [Feb 2012, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    While Blunderbuss appears to be definite off-loading of emotional baggage, it also feels like a move toward rebirth. [May 2012, p.80]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    A richer feast, from more humble ingredients, could scarcely be imagined. [May 2012, p.82]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    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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    • 95 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    Great songs and renewed relevance aside, Woody at 100's greatest bounty may still be Guthrie's own sketches and illustrations, beautifully reproduced in the book. [Oct 2012, p.101]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    Blur 21's extraordinary warts'n'all scope makes its subject's odyssey momentous and tangible. [Aug 2012, p.98]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    His first LP of complete originals is a thing of profound beauty; deep, sad, wise songs, allied to perfectly crafted arrangements, from a man who's lived long enough in darkness to address the big, heavy questions with a lightness of touch. [Aug 2012, p.96]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    Tempest is Dylan's best musical album of this century, a vibrant maximising of strict rules and the savaged-leather state of that voice. [Oct 2012, p.84]
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    • 98 Metascore
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    Blue Lines still goes above and beyond. [Dec 2012, p.102]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    Life Is People is superb. [Sep 2012, p.84]
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    • 99 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    New stuff for him every bit, from pain to process, and consequently unprecedented in his previous work is the sweet melancholy measure of his voice. His songwriting, too, emerges liberated, lyrics forged, melodies flowing. [Apr 2013, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    The dark matter of his fall that holds The Graceless Age together is formidable stuff. [Jun 2013, p.85]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    An album truly fit to do battle with the rock classics of any age. [Jul 2013, p.80]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    This box brims with supportive evidence [that they were "the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world."] [Oct 2013, p.103]
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    • 96 Metascore
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    The recovering dope fiend's songs cut even closer to the heart. [Aug 2013, p.104]
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    • 97 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    Dream River may be Callahan's most beguiling album yet. [Oct 2013, p.89]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    Most of us missed the party 42 years ago, but now it's boxed for our infinite pleasure. [Nov 2013, p.99]
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