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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the close, the guitars surge forward in waves of noise, a precursor of what's to come. And come it does, with the hammering, staccato fuzz of the album's title track and the speed riffs of "Woman on the Screen."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of funniest, smartest, truest, saddest and flat-out rockingest (in the very best way) albums I've heard in a very long time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    The album coheres; it's a full body of work intended to be heard holistically, not simply as a collection of songs. But it takes some work. You must be an active listener to appreciate it fully.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nextdoorland is one of the rarest of things: a reunion album that captures the spirit of what made the band special in the first place.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The instant pop buzz Pulp have concocted in the past is largely missing, but each listen reveals another layer, another level, another reason to love it. Highly recommended.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Low Kick and Hard Bop doesn't necessarily lend itself to all listening situations, and may even be tiring at times. It can, however, enlighten and surprise the listener.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cex's production style favors an air of deep melancholy and foreboding, similar to the style of the Anticon Collective.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Beachwood Sparks balance deft restraint with hot guitar licks, making Once We Were Trees the best Byrds album since Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their sound is dirty and raw, sexy and wrong.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't music about angst or ego, hooks or licks, or lyrics we've heard before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than just a sick joke, Souljacker is a rocking, thought-provoking journey.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His best work since 1997's Built to Spill album, Perfect From Now On.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spoon's most ambitious album is also their best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Road-testing new material has produced a tight and confident work that transcends many third and fourth attempts by artists of similar caliber.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drawing notions of rhythm, tonality and structure akin to the work of avant-garde greats Roscoe Mitchell, Sun Ra and Kool Keith, Antipop vs. Matthew Shipp is an inventive, spaced-out fusion of classical free jazz and futuristic electro hip-hop.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eternal Youth is broad and ambitious. Merritt's singing is missing; his baritone would have added a male perspective, not to mention an added playfulness. But Gonson suffices.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    May well be the best of its seven studio albums, one that even approaches the heights of the stellar Singles Going Steady collection.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you listen closely, for the sonic textures, or in a cursory fashion, scouting out the allusions galore, with each listen you'll likely appreciate something different.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    The marked contrast between the deadpan vocals and the lightness of the music mostly works, although because of the limitations of Merritt's vocal range, he is not always able to project the same depth of feeling detailed in the songs' lyrics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of tuneful, American-influenced pop-punk, Ash are waiting to burn a hole through your heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sticking to a formula -- a formula that works for them -- the band sounds fiercer than ever on Riot Act.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their inventive, experimental-leaning music dances through history, passing from blues to rock 'n' roll to pop to experimental to something uniquely theirs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crimes is nothing but poetry, poetry in that way that song lyrics never are, profound both on page and in song.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brings together the best parts of metal, hardcore punk-rock and dance-y post-punk for a sound that would be otherwise useless if it weren't for one thing: The boys got "it."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Orchestral swells, kaleidoscopic tones and childlike fragility imbue All Is Dream with the theatrics of a trip through wonderland.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blacklisted proves that Case's musicianship has evolved alongside her songwriting skills.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A welcome return to that good stuff Gang Starr has delivered over the years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Last Broadcast is big, intelligent, irony-free music that demands an open mind -- and rewards the heart quite well. Magnificent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether they're shrieking or pleading, dancing or shivering, they're always exuding an intensity that never fails to find a way to hit you hard, really hard.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music is mysterious and moody, with an unusual blend of instruments and lyrics full of strange imagery, but no real narrative.