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 The Black Album
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,827 music reviews
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    Whether you consider London Calling to be the last great rock album of the '70s or the first great rock album of the '80s, the extent to which it fully merits its cultural and aesthetic status is utterly beyond question. [Oct 2004, p.123]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    This is tough, honest, uncompromising beauty and the next great voice in music. [Apr 2005, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    [An] alarming intimacy is the bedrock of Devils & Dust. [Jun 2005, p.92]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    A musical odyssey across a real and imagined landscape of mountains and cities, dreams and memories. [May 2005, p.95]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    [They] have made an evolutionary leap in rock. [Jun 2005, p.108]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    The Magic Numbers have made one of the records--perhaps the record--that 2005 is destined to be remembered for. [Jul 2005, p.110]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    Throws out the genre manual and leaves every cell, body and soul, buzzing. [Dec 2005, p.100]
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    • 90 Metascore
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    With Z, My Morning Jacket have left their comfort zone, assumed the mantle of firebrands, and delivered a truly momentous work. [Oct 2005, p.96]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    Kate Bush is the greatest living British artist in song and this is her masterpiece. [Dec 2005, p.96]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    It's remarkable how organic and right (as opposed to gimmicky) the church voices sound on these 14 melodic folk, spare soul and various-tempo blues songs. [Apr 2006, p.98]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    [It] was mind-bending in its day and remains so now. [May 2006, p.122]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    It's a set packed with ideas and enthusiasm. [May 2006, p.105]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    Stimulating, entertaining and moving. You'll listen to it more than you have Anthology, I promise. [Dec 2006, p.100]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    Astounding... More even than his Exile On Main St., this is Tom Waits' Basement Tapes. [Dec 2006, p.104]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    As intimate and unforced an album as I've ever heard. [Nov 2006, p.104]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    The immediately obvious aspect of Magic is there hasn't been such a musically dramatic Springsteen album since "Born In The USA;" and like that album, this is a State of the Union address disguised as a pop record. [Nov 2007, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    Joni Mitchell delivers a counter-intuitive, brilliant artistic response. [Oct 2007, p.90]
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    • 76 Metascore
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    An album of great emotional depth and uninhibited artistry. [Nov 2007, p.96]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    The most remarkable collaboration since Norah Jones and the Foo Fighters is also one of the best albums of the year. [Nov 2007, p.92]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    Isolation doesn't get more splendid than this. [June 2008, p.100]
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    • 79 Metascore
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    Smilers is a masterpiece from a songwriter who's quietly chronicling the blanched last days of a sunshine empire. [July 2008, p.112]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    The sense of wonder in Fleet Foxes' songs is matched only by the discipline and talent that created this adventurous, evocative record. One which is already shaping up as an album of the year. [July 2008, p.98]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle is a record of grand hopes and epic imagery, and powerful, uplifting music--the most accomplished of his 20-year career. [Apr 2009, p.102]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    Apart from the comprehensive compilation aspect and the rich live presence, this double CD also pauses to capture the remarkable way he welcomes 20,000 people to his fireside. [May 2009, p.98]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    The sound is excellent, especially considering the age and the state of technology of some of the recordings. The songs, too, are invariably excellent. [Jul 2009, p.111]
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    • 96 Metascore
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    This 4-CD box is the monument to both the cult and the art. And it's great. [Oct 2009, p.117]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    The two CDs move forward with an eerie dread and romantic wonder; violin, piano, bass, celeste, cello creating an alternate wordless narrative to normal Cave blather. [Oct 2009, p.115]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    The songs, six previously unreleased, range from good to outstanding, the sound quality as clear and natural as if he were singing in the next room. [Oct 2009, p.115]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Have One on Me is a very mature work indeed, even its resonant, discursive themes are underpinned by Newsom's usual playfulness. [Apr 2010, p.90]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    Brooklyn duo deliver shock psychedelic masterpiece. [May 2010, p. 96]
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