Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 4,537 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 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,537 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A real emotional rollercoaster ride. [Apr 2003, p.102]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sound[s] like a typical Elephant 6-related band--absolutely fantastic. [May 2003, p.108]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pig Lib is full of as many little mysteries as it is revelations. [Apr 2003, p.91]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If beauty and ambition be the defining values of that album title concept, they're served up here in spades.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He sounds like a cross between Sonic Youth and Massive Attack, and the results are immediately convincing. [Apr 2003, p.100]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly much more accessible than the idea first sounds. [May 2003, p.106]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumph, possessing a universal appeal that extends beyond the dancefloor straight to the heart. [Sep 2001, p.100]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rarely has any modern band made The Difficult Third Album sound so breezy... [May 2001, p.96]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On a couple of tracks here he feels the need to introduce some lame house beats and equally passe drum'n'bass, which is a shame because the rest of the time he creates a vocabulary that's utterly his own. [Jun 2003, p.100]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This band could, and should, go mega. [Jan 2003, p.99]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aural absinthe. [Jul 2003, p.115]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Imagine the Bronte sisters trying to play Yo La Tengo music on Air's instruments with Joe Meek producing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rehearsal-room feel of Mwng succeeds in capturing the organic, woody, mystical atmosphere that was sometimes missing from its highly-polished, heavily-digitised predecessors.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The balance between Joe's resigned words and uplifting melodies remains sublime. [Aug 2003, p.100]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mellow, tender, easy album...
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a glorious entente of old and new technology. [Jul 2003, p.101]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beth's vocals are startling. [Jun 2003, p.100]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike many of dance culture's dedicated dilettantes, theirs is a smooth and millifluous whole, underpinned by the gentle pulsing of liquid bass lines.... Delightful. [Sep 2000, p.94]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    A sometimes disturbing, but often breathtakingly lovely record. [Oct 2002, p.98]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blissed out, beautiful... and quite probably bonkers, with Dilate Bardo Pond seem intent on redrawing their personal cosmos's final frontiers yet again. [May 2001, p.100]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Has a pronounced acoustic bent. [May 2003, p.95]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfolds like a hand-stitched musical patchwork quilt, gently educating its listeners in the great American songster tradition. [Apr 2003, p.114]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twelve years after the band split, it's immensely reassuring to hear Forster deliver lines only he could have written in his bruised, laconic, declamatory tone...
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Richard] Warren still makes great pop music--free of formula but full of character.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Among their best. [Sep 2002, p.104]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's still a warm heart beating under all this newly-assembled machinery.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album as confrontational and consistent as Public Enemy's Apocalypse '91. [Feb 2002, p.93]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Countless moments of sheer melodic magic. [Dec 2001, p.116]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with all Stephin Merritt productions, the real stars are Stephin Merritt's wonderful songs, and the 14 love songs on Hyacinths And Thistles are as sweet and prickly as the title suggests.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The winnowing, soul-pop sheen of the hit-yielding Soul Mining and Infected is long gone, replaced by an overall grungey, corrosive edge which indicates that Johnson bought up every last piece of analogue gear in town.