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 0.1 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I don't expect people outside the shadow of the Rockies to understand this music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The songs aren't always as good as one might hope, especially in comparison to The Mekons' peak period.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once you fall for "Yellow," the rest of the album will kick in, and fast.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pixel Revolt feels, at the end, like two EPs packaged together and passed off as a full-length. The justification could be made that the fierce, angry and frustrated responses to international armed conflict and girlfriends leaving are very much the same, though that would seem to be kind of a stretch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An eclectic, highly promising debut.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's simultaneously refreshing and amusing. And it rocks hard.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Their newfound versatility detracts somewhat from their own identity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are no real shocks or surprises on this album; instead a number of more understated delights come through.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Melding big, weary Fleetwood Mac-esque emotion to stretched-out arrangements, both electronic and folk, the Canadian singer/songwriter's power lies in his dedication to his own individuality.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the midst of its 14 tracks, there are a couple that, if taken on their own, would qualify as throwaways. But the way the album should be heard, as a whole, each piece works with the others.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They do a good job of mixing humor and fun with their politics...
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Photo Album is evidence of a band that's maturing, slowing down and trying new things.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slow-burn knockout.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As far as songs go, Barlow hasn't been this good in years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like so many great singles of the past, this is the sound of a good band getting great. Don't miss the moment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you thought Mooney Suzuki's Estrus debut, People Get Ready, rocked, Electric Sweat will blow you away.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While a nine-track, 30-minute-long album rarely begs for editing, what Timms has assembled here might have made better sense as an EP.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The songs on his latest, often about political ambivalence and soul-searching alienation, are still catchy as V.D. But they lack the fiery complexity of past efforts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Research has led me to conclude that the correct, and possibly only, way to fully appreciate this album is at extremely high volume on a decent hi-fi whilst massively stoned out of your gourd.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    His sound, gender-neutral swooning folk dressed in quirky analog jazz keyboards, would fit nicely on a mix tape alongside The Smiths and Nick Drake.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strong return to form.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite dozens of listens, much of Whatever People Say congeals together like so much spent gravy, with only the clever couplets sticking out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't have the edginess of the Kid's previous recordings, and cloaks its eclectic sense of play in tasteful, textured layers, but in so doing achieves a consistency that has previously been lacking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hot Hot Heat's compelling energy, original hooks and rhythms, and quirky, sometimes indiscernible lyrics combine to make Make Up the Breakdown one of the most energetic and enjoyable listens of the year.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Really, there are few surprises here, but there is a crucial one, which is that Continental gradually reveals itself to be a solidly constructed and rather strong collection.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When they play, they sound confident and sloppy. When they sing, they sound sincere and sarcastic. They crunch and slash like early punk, toy with country like The Mekons, and use chiming melodies like indie rock. And all fastened together by a combination of mockery and carelessness, they come out with something that could easily stand up against any of the favorite rock 'n' roll records you turn to for a good time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All those instrumental colorings are clearer, and the individual qualities of the voices in their choir shine through even when they're all belting it out together.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Suggests a progression and a retreat at the same time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not far from the sound that Yo La Tengo have made their own, especially in their more contemplative, less psychedelic moments...
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Somewhere in the mess of feedback and sonic sluggishness is something that strikes a nerve, makes you want to hear it again.