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 Bavarian Fruit Bread
Lowest review score: 20 Liz Phair
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 474
474 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Magnolia Electric Co. succeeds where other albums of a similar nature fail because it has the courage to point towards what is wrong with itself and the medium through which it is presented.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The beauty and richness of our seemingly mundane lives can be found here, in the bossa-nova of minor catastrophes, the pseudo-jazz of strippers, and the easy lilt of coffee cups.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With this album, French Kicks have taken a sizeable leap forward, taking the right bits and pieces from half a century of rock 'n' roll to make something new and, yes, unique.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She sounds as distant as much of the Anthology of American Folk Music, and yet there is an intimacy to her songs. This is a singer/poet who really feels things. And this is the new, weird America, and Holland is singing its woes with a wisdom far beyond her age.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With About a Boy, Badly Drawn boy has grown up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music here combines the scrappy, psychedelic folk of Hour of Bewilderbeast with the more melodic and sentimental "About a Boy" soundtrack.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the best albums of 2000.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    O's seductive, cooing/shrieking contributions to the power of the Yeahs are immense, but they are no bigger than those of guitarist Zinner or drummer Chase.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A collection of slow, sad, stately songs whose obvious studio smarts are dwarfed by a big bleeding folkie's heart.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of timeless songs, superb production and Banhart's often mesmerizing performance make for a very strong album.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It recalls U2's The Joshua Tree, and not just for its stunning guitar work but for its wild passion and spiraling tension-and-release dynamics.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transcendent and well-turned, Soft Commands is another exceptional recording from a talented, aware artist.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's big but it's also clever.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Horn turns in the best work of his career, giving DCW a collection of sounds so potent and invigorating that the album may be Belle & Sebastian's Revolver.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Moonlight, which grows more and more likeable with repeated listens, is Spoon's strongest effort yet, topping 2001's Girls Can Tell and even 1998's A Series of Sneaks.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Strokes don't make the most original sounding music you've ever heard, but they make something that is only The Strokes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once you get acclimatized to the torturous messages and the dynamic, diverse musical accompaniment shifts from song to song, it becomes obvious that Uh Huh Her is one of Harvey's most rewarding albums.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Meloy's words stir your insides like good poetry, his imaginative tales climb into your mind, set up camp and stay awhile. But without the enchanting, heart-wrenching and totally affecting power that is the consequence of The Decemberists' music, the words would not have ever found life.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    YHF is a fierce record.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Boy in da Corner defies genre in a defiant manner, refusing to be defined, refusing, even, to be dismissed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combining dramatic, ethereal pop vocals with moody guitar and piano theatrics, Summer in Abaddon recalls a tighter, smoothed-out Built to Spill, or maybe a Dismemberment Plan reunion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike previous albums, Ovalcommers wheezes and squirms its way inside.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of One Beat is strung loosely together by a common plea: for awareness, for understanding, and, most of all, for holding onto hope.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is simply some of the best guitar-driven rock I've heard all year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a sound that doesn't loudly proclaim itself, but nevertheless insinuates its way in, until it feels quietly indispensable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As whole, the record is hardly notable for its special guests; the beauty of Antony's singing, the ferociousness of his delivery, the profundity of his songs, and the unflinching nature make the disc truly transcend such.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is The Decemberists' strongest release to date, and proves that the group's unique thesaurus-rock has a bright future.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What really puts the album over the top is the way Edan manages to twist the DNA of two distinctly throwback styles, '60s psych-rock and '80s golden-age hip-hop, into a 2005 mutant plaid platypus.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately the album is bolstered by the risks he takes, and though it trips a bit and never quite achieves the direct vision of previous efforts, it's rewarding nonetheless, for the perspective it brings to Darnielle's body of work.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finn's masterful lyrics can't be ignored. And the music, stopping, starting and crashing with wrenching enthusiasm, is equally undeniable. But the way Finn understands the human condition in all its glory and contradiction is, simply, brilliant.