Neumu.net's Scores

  • Music
For 474 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Source Tags & Codes
Lowest review score: 20 Liz Phair
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 474
474 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's magical and mysterious, compelling and complex.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their finest record to date and the most blistering, blissful album to be released by anyone in years.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What matters, what it all boils down to, is The Strokes write incredibly powerful songs, and those who allow the media -- or better yet their reaction to the media, what I call the anti media -- to influence their opinions are missing out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In danger of hitting the point of "OK, we get it" -- when that zap of newness wears off and a successful band suddenly feels less than essential -- the New Pornographers instead come up pretty big on Twin Cinema, transitioning to a sound just as catchy as their old stuff but with more space for the tunes to breathe.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Trampin' has her sounding revitalized, her contagious energy striking sparks off her longtime musical collaborators.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rocks like Bad Company and Thin Lizzy and vintage Springsteen. Look out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The most amazing power-pop album I've heard all year.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The magic of the album lies in the way Wilson's complex, challenging sonic vision can evoke the optimism, hope, and wonder that gave birth to this album decades ago.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Combining brute force with melody, Worlds Apart is a stunning showcase for AYWKUBTTOD's mature sound, full of unexpected subtleties, musical wild-cards and detours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Though this new political bent shows a heightened sense of maturity and substance, two of Morning's best tracks are poignant, unabashed love songs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    They still retain a unique identity even as they plunder and explore more generic alt-rock themes, and their particular skill is in making this transformation seem logical and welcome.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Akron/Family merge shifting, sometimes impressionistic arrangements with limpid lyricism. The result is an elusive -- but strong and deeply fascinating -- debut.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Chávez Ravine works because, ultimately, it isn't a history lesson or museum piece. It's the sound of musicians, now on the periphery, playing and singing the music they love.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The songs don't float off into space; the strumming guitars and subtle electronic effects give the fantastic lyrics an earthy feel, rather than lifting them into the air.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A rare, perfect instance of collaboration, where two distinct sets of talents merge into something larger than its parts.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Record of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Life Pursuit is an immaculate album; Belle & Sebastian craft pure pop perfection better than just about anybody.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is quite possibly Stoltz's best work ever, and certainly one of the landmark releases of 2006.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An album full of vitality that is smart and intelligent without being boring. More importantly, however, it is simply incredible.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Every line is razor sharp and yet brilliantly descriptive.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The difference this time is that the Hold Steady consistently kick ass, nailing both Paul Westerberg's Teenage Yearning/Angst and Bruce's Common Man to a cross of Pure American Rock, unafraid of cliché, undaunted by the task of making the familiar exciting again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even in the record's most strung-out moments of tension and distortion, Unwound sound nothing more than soft and sweet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are no shocks or surprises, but instead, How I Long... thrills us softly, its tiny layers and details all intricately woven together into a cohesive and aesthetically delightful tapestry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sea Change not only signals a pinnacle in his career but may just be remembered, in an environment fueled by accelerating cycles of disposable culture, as one of this young decade's best records.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Daybreaker bears all the strengths and beauty of the earlier Orton CDs, but it also shows some growth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Donelly shows a grace on this disc that a lot of people her age aren't capable of.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Foxtrot's songs were fractured pop, then Ghost is just plain fracture, a soft and brutal self-examination that pulls no punches even as it manages to remain carefully elliptical.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A work of real substance, brimming with honesty, humor and beauty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is exactly the album that should be blasting from car radios all summer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [He's] invented a loud and severely impassioned polished rock sound.