Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 4,778 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 Let It Be... Naked
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
4,778 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is unashamedly traditional: committed, personal and really quite perfect. [May 2014, p.91]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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
    • 100 Critic Score
    This 1981 release was the middle and probably the greatest of Grace Jones's Compass Point trio. [Jun 2014, p.106]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Brace yourself. This album is more clinging than quicksand, it is uncompromising, transcendent voodoo. [Sep 2014, p.92]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their most affecting and cohesive statement to date. [Oct 2001, p.108]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [A] sensual, endlessly inventive record. [Aug 2003, p.106]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extraordinary album. [Aug 2002, p.95]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sea Change aches too thoroughly to be mere career shift. It's the kind of album that at times seems too sad for the singer's own good. [Album of the Month, Oct 2002, p.90]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Could well be her finest yet. [Oct 2001, p.128]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The playing is terrific throughout... [Jan 2001, p.98]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A phenomenal album.... As always, Wire embrace the technology of the day while always sounding somehow out of time. [May 2003, p.91]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hood have crafted a singular meeting of modern electronics, carefully layered arrangements and more conventional rock melancholia. [Dec 2001, p.96]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Greying at the edges, its tremor more pronounced, his voice is sober, honest, defiant. And it turns rock songs into something that sounds as old as the hills.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a truly freeflowing masterpiece that stands shoulder to shoulder with Mos Def's 'Black On Both Sides.'
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A satisfying, and often very moving, body of work. [Dec 2001, p.100]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A seamless, melodic blend of psychedelia and C&W... the songs and instrumentals here hang together beautifully. [Nov 2004, p.95]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tender dream-pop which is simulataneously familiar and novel. [Aug 2004, p.96]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of controlled electronic violence. [Nov 2004, p.102]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These intimate hushes and lilts would be remarkable even as instrumentals.... Yet it's Nastasia's voice--and the words that it sings--that really sucks the air out of the room. [July 2003, p.102]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can stick with its synthetic marionette oompah band designs, become immersed in its whirlwind momentum and flint-eyed wit, the chances are you'll fall in love with the album's deep miined reservoirs of charm and sheer eagerness to impress. [Sep 2004, p.90]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Elephant does differ from what has gone before is in terms of quality. It's just better all round. [Apr 2003, p.88]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album virtually bereft of fluff and filler. [Album Of The Month] [Oct 2001, p.104]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If anything, surpasses its illustrious predecessor. [Sep 2001, p.98]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those new to Sylvian's work or for those who tuned out after Tin Drum, this welcome career cherry-picker serves as a perfect portal to discover some of the most haunting and beautiful music of the last two decades.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This time Linkous lets his gift for fractured folk song to resonate without encumbrance from freaky noise slugs. The results are sensational. [Jul 2001, p.98]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Grohl's pounding presence throughout lifts Killing Joke right back to the savage intensity of their early records.... The best punk album in years. [Aug 2003, p.106]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Holmes is scrabbling throught he ashes of Vegas strip supper-club jazz to craft a decidedly 21st century soundtrack, mourning its passing while happily rifling its pockets. [Album of the Month, Feb 2002, p.90]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fully realised Lambchop record, the most perfect blend yet of their alt country roots and their obsession with soul.