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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Walking With Thee isn't a rehashing of last year's Internal Wrangler; it's actually an inferior version of it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As forward-thinking as this sounds, it just kind of makes Gorillaz an Archies/Josie & The Pussycats for the new millennium. It also makes them and their album fit in with everyone else in the progressive hip-hop canon, all of whom see fit to make slightly ludicrous concept records.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just like every other record Malkmus has been involved with, it doesn't feel like an album, doesn't feel like one whole work, doesn't feel focused, or of some specific intent. Pig Lib sounds rambling and goofy and slump-shouldered and half-assed and happened-upon and lazily comfortable with every step that it takes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They're trapped by this, their one-trick shtick; it the same old song, played again, Sam, for all those girls in white belts who won't stop 'til they get enough.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the future the restless, insecure South-men may perhaps harness their broad tastes into a more cogent sound, but From Here On In finds them a well-produced but overly expansive mess.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Boy, is it a sprawling mess.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    [A] tired, uninspired collection of music and songs.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Their new pop direction finds them drifting about, directionless as opposed to eclectic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The glassy-eyed micro-manic bass-'n'-breaks belligerence on show-offy tracks on this Squarepusher longplayer is either tellingly tired or terrifically tiring, with Jenx's wicked licks of brown-note boogie either spuriously slow in the foot or a swift kick to the collective ass of a collectively ass-kissing musical community.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All for You is, for the most part, signature Janet.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the sound is often thick -- layers of dewy guitars, keyboards, old organs, bass, drums/beats -- it's always concerned with the "space" of the piece, such thickness often casting insular environments in which Eitzel's voice can wander lonely.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Their debut album flits between uneasy ambient pieces, pop songs buried in layers and loops, and crunchy takes on the IDM sound.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Part of the fun of the Beastie Boys is knowing that they're fucking with the rhymes and you; another part is knowing that they give a fuck about what's happening in the world. Those two things don't always work well together, though, especially when they say something watered down and deliver it as though they don't buy it either.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Guitars riff, drums pound, the bass plods, and the singer yowls -- but nothing gels.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's the sound of someone crashing and burning in a heap of misguided, grandiose intentions.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Gemstones is shit. It's awful. It really, really is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Cold and lifeless.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Rain on Lens isn't awful, but boy, is it a long way from The Doctor Came at Dawn.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's not bad, it's just so goddamn mediocre.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just like an album of guitar solos, an album of battling fancy-fingered trick-pony turntablism is an utterly artless endeavor.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Left to his own devices here, Marr has penned vague lyrics and delivered them in a monotone, coupled with uninspired melodies that only underline the singer's limitations.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    TA
    TA have now officially run out of original ideas.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Lyrically, I suspect that part of the problem is rust, while part of the problem is age — a song about bumping into an ex-girlfriend, then coming home to tell the wife about it ("Jane Allen") just doesn't stick to the ribs, while the more overtly political numbers feel heavy-handed and preachy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Even the non-Matricized songs are full of useless keyboard riffs, tacked-on guitar solos and loads and loads of overdubbed Lizclone background singers. Never before has so much work been put into making somebody sound so ordinary.