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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Part of what makes this album work so well is that Gummere is willing to cede the mic to other bandmembers whose contributions contrast nicely with his own vocals.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His 12th record holds no surprises for longtime fans, and yet here it is, his best, his greatest.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The comparisons to the Mamas and the Papas are ultimately weak; there's a lot of blues mixed in with the folky pop, and traces of '80s British band Prefab Sprout, who also spun their troubles into melodic gold full of boy/girl harmonizing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They've broken their own mold and achieved something unexpectedly fine and durable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spine-tinglingly great.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sigur Rós piece together breathtaking orchestrations that sound like they're singing to you from another world, telling you why your world is not so bad, that even in all the miserable monotony, something beautiful perseveres.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Among contemporaries, Calla now stand alone, making dark, beautiful, intensely understated music that's as much landscape as narrative story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their third full-length is their best ever, a passionate yet cohesive vault into outsized rock sound.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Listening to Hypermagic Mountain is like picking up the live end of a downed power line.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Berman's most accomplished album.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Over two CDs the music expands towards novel-like richness.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exhilarating take on rock-'n'-roll caught, torn, between striving for the light and reveling in the dark.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exceptionally beautiful and assured.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the defining Destroyer work because of its size and scope, because of its melodicism ("Painter in Your Pocket" the hottest pop song Bejar's authored yet), because of the caliber of its musical chops, and because of the shots Bejar continues to fire.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, it is musicianship that makes Duper Sessions unquestionably successful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like previous albums, this one is full of sharp, sudden observations, rueful admissions of failure and surprising sweetness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes At War With the Mystics different is spontaneity -- and not spontaneity in a jazz sense. Listening to this album you get the feeling that absolutely anything could happen -- as if it's taking final form only as it reverberates off your eardrums.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cannibal Sea is startlingly immediate.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's an indefinable freshness and purity here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While their sound may be familiar, Camera Obscura are anything but run-of-the-mill.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rather Ripped is what you'd expect from a Sonic Youth that's getting back to the cool rock 'n' roll sound they trademarked years ago, completed by a tagline of frenzied feedback and chiming guitars.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If naysayers can't get past the sheen of spiced-up production, it's their loss.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Listening to Introduction is like viewing the world through someone else's glasses, skewed, disturbing and perhaps causing a bit of vertigo.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No, this album is not superfluous -- far from it. The Avalanche brings Stevens' exacting vision on Illinois into sharper focus.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whichever way you look at it, as avant-pop or cubist soul, Return to Cookie Mountain remains an intoxicating, intriguing but accessible album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The icy qualities of Last Exit's synths are retained, but the old minimalism is certainly gone, and enough real warmth buoys these productions that songcraft actually develops.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Crane Wife is an impressively realized song cycle.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For Human Animal, Wolf Eyes have stepped back from pure violence, bringing in some of the old cinematic features while retaining pieces of the vicious nature that has served them well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A monumental rock-'n'-roll album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very fine solo album indeed.