Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 6,234 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 Copper Blue [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
6234 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    It's reassuring that Beck Hansen can still pull an original record as substantive and absorbing as this one out of the hat. [Mar 2014, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    This is unashamedly traditional: committed, personal and really quite perfect. [May 2014, p.91]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    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]
    • 93 Metascore
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    This 1981 release was the middle and probably the greatest of Grace Jones's Compass Point trio. [Jun 2014, p.106]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    Brace yourself. This album is more clinging than quicksand, it is uncompromising, transcendent voodoo. [Sep 2014, p.92]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On this recording--as well as his body of work--Trane proved that music is the superior language. And that there is only one John Coltrane. [Oct 2014, p.100]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    You couldn't wish for a more fitting musical soundtrack to the rest of your 2014. [Nov 2014, p.96]
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    • 99 Metascore
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    The Basement Tapes ignored every record-producing rule while remaining true to the muse. [Dec 2014, p.109]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By revealing a snapshot of the creative process part-way through, the working mix included on IV's companion CD only adds to tone's grasp of their artistic achievement. [Nov 2014, p.106]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The seething, sweat-drenched yet shiny Doolittle is the complete package--and still a reason to believe. [Jan 2015, p.108]
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    • 90 Metascore
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    No Cities To Love stares down its troubles, power and joy ultimately lying in the hands of the people who can write such songs. [Feb 2015, p.86]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    An instinctive and honest sublimation of a state of mind, full of intriguing revelations but leaving enough questions unanswered to keep you ever seeking more in its grooves. [Feb 2015, p.88]
    • 90 Metascore
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    This is a fine celebration of a finely poetic band. [Feb 2015, p.103]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    This extraordinary record is more refreshing burst than last gasp and its timelessness speaks more to life than death.
    • 97 Metascore
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    You can file the seven bonus alternative mixes under "interesting" rather than "essential," but the sheer magnificence of the rest remains undiminished. [Apr 2015, p.108]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    Fantasy Empire buzzes, drills and throbs with a brutal power that is relentlessly, terrifyingly exciting. [Apr 2015, p.89]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky is a fitting celebration of a band that, 50 years after the release of their debut, remain utterly unrepentant. [Mar 2015, p.107]
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    • 100 Metascore
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    It's the sound of a band at the absolute peak if its powers. [Jul 2015, p.100]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    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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    • 85 Metascore
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    There's very little talking and the music is powerful and gentle, thoughtful and utterly riveting. [Sep 2015, p.101]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    This is not a record that wants or needs to be solved, but the clues and traces it leaves behind are so compelling it's difficult to let it alone. [Oct 2015, p.86]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    As confident a second statement as you could wish for, full of strong melodies, affecting lyrics, sharp playing, immense arrangements and sympathetic production. [Jun 2016, p.86]
    • 86 Metascore
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    The result is fittingly breathtaking, a singer destroying his own work, yet creating something more elegiac and profound in the process. [Aug 2016, p.90]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    Skeleton Tree is an extraordinary piece of work, one that might impact upon you profoundly if you choose to bed-down in its dark corridors of hurt. [Nov 2016, p.84]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    This is one of his most intense albums. It feels personal too. [Nov 2016, p.90]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    His singing has improved beyond recognition and, while rooted very much in the vintage storytelling values of the folk tradition, Upcetera is very much a landmark album for our times. [Dec 2016, p.95]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    The jazz roots of George Clinton's Mothership, Ra's visionary music now sounds simultaneously joyous and bereft, a possible future now consigned to the past. [Feb 2017, p.107]
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    • 97 Metascore
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    It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive collection from such an important group. [Dec 2016, p.98]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    All this may seem so exhaustive as to verge on the absurd, but fear not. It is the most fascinating document imaginable. [Dec 2016, p.100]
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