Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 4,744 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 My Dusty Road
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,744 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the music is a combination of old Smog and new... there's a freshness here, a sense of change, and most remarkable, a real empathy on display. [May 2003, p.89]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Largely an enjoyable exercise in the perversion of the three-minute pop song. [Nov 2002, p.110]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hersh's voice is measured, husky, and quietly defiant, the sound of the [Throwing] Muses' ambient alter ego. [Apr 2003, p.97]
    • 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
    Up
    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]