Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 5,351 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 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Live In London
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
5,351 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic, exhilarating, extraordinary. [Feb 2004, p.98]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Godspeed have taken their by-now familiar elements and rearranged them in often beautiful or surprising ways.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their debut, Mono, gave voice to little beyond their frustration, and the distance between that impressively venomous fit of black-hearted flailing and Penance Soiree's stereopathic, multiphonic attack is similar to that between Nirvana's Bleach and Nevermind. [May 2004, p.94]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is classic Cure. Three listens and you'll love it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a narcotic quality to these drifting ballads, one that perfectly suits these shell shocked, terrorised times. As the world gears up for the Apocalypse, I shall take comfort in Bavarian Fruit Bread -- a very haunting, beautiful record. [Nov 2001]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stoner's paradise from start to finish. Most pleasurable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stories is a leaner, less experimental-sounding record than 1998's Is This Desire, its chips stacked on visceral power and vitalising vocals.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Choosing favourites is almost futile with so much scintillating brilliance on offer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Measuring out grief and resilience with a steady hand, these are the best songs of Low's quiet career. [Feb 2001, p.98]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nick Lowe has made the album of his career, a dozen stories of love and loss so beautifully simple that you'll never get to the bottom of them. [Nov 2001, p.12]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record is full of surprises, roping in all manner of esoteria for a sweaty, beer-splattered and tune-drenched rock'n'roll party that rivals even Nevermind for balancing the pop sugar with the twisted underbelly and subtle smarts. [May 2003, p.90]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A nearly flawless set of left-field folk. [Jun 2004, p.106]
    • Mojo
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sounding assured and triumphant, Scotland's finest finally have realised their true potential. [Aug 2002, p.112]
    • Mojo
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fabulous, strangely soothing listen. [Feb 2004, p.100]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Since I Left You fuses dozens of different styles -- and over 600 lovingly reconfigured samples -- into one riotously enthusiastic, awesomely seamless whole. [May 2001, p.116]
    • Mojo
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As one MOJO staffer commented, "This sounds like I'm trapped inside a damaged mechanical brain." Yes, it's that good. [May 2001, p.116]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arguably the band's most magical record to date. [Nov 2003, p.123]
    • Mojo
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Glazed soul music that's both lucid and ambiguous, that chimes simultaneously with Donna Summer, John Barry and Suicide, beautifully schizophrenic and poised on the edge of ruin. [May 2003, p.91]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mind-boggling intricacies and moody, broody sound-sculpting on tracks like Pen Expers find Autechre zooming off, leaving their followers eating cosmic dust. [May 2001, p.110]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it still whispers, this third endeavour works its way into your soul.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fantastic! [Aug 2002, p.112]
    • Mojo
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vaporous, layered, beautifully evocative, with moments of discordant madness. [Co-Album Of The Month [with 'Blood Money'], May 2002, p.94]
    • Mojo
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though the production isn't listener-friendly and the lyrics can be lovelorn in excelsis, Arthur's strong melodies and arresting imagery always win through.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As complex, compelling, and at times unsettling a record as Cale has unleashed since 1982's Music For A New Society. [Oct 2003, p.105]
    • Mojo
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a cookie full of arsenic, Universal Audio's indie sweetness conceals a dark, deathly heart. [Nov 2004, p.114]
    • Mojo
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oui
    Ultimately The Sea And Cake are just making timeless, faultless pop music.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Protest music that doesn't protest too much -- a music with such a joy and wit to its outrage that it acquires a universality beyond its subject matter. [Nov 2001, p.98]
    • Mojo
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This relentlessly engaging album hangs together even better than its illustrious predecessor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's as good as anything in this group's monstrous catalogue. [Dec 2003, p.120]
    • Mojo
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Moon's musical and thematic diversity is glued together by Brooks' ability to instill even the most desolate musical climes with warmth and emotion.... One of the year's most oddly endearing records so far.