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 Twin Cinema
Lowest review score: 20 Liz Phair
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 474
474 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's no different from the formula that made Fatboy Slim and the Chemical Bores such big hits, but something's different this time around: Basement Jaxx have soul.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On a musical level these new songs are clearly identifiable as the Poster Children's work, but the band covers a broad array of lyrical turf on No More Songs About Sleep and Fire.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apropa't has a tendency at first to gently wash over you, striking no particular chord. But as you pay closer attention to the music, the melodic wash of it all becomes one of its addictive qualities.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no question Aesop Rock makes essentially no sense half the time. The other half, he's painting abstract art all over fractured soundscapes. The music is smart and progressive; it's also pretentious and challenging.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lounge-rock for world-weary sophisticates.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Across Old Ramon's sprawling 70-minute set, Kozelek is still a master of his sly charade, disguising sprawling webs of complex guitar chords and considered narratives as humble, simple acoustic ditties.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Singer/writer/producer Jason Lytle has a little bit of Neil Young in his voice and Radiohead in his production style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever the lyrical content, though, the pleasures of N*E*R*D ultimately come down to their exhilarating production, flush with the breathless energy of rock and starry-eyed with the psychedelic potential of the studio.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you know the Divine Comedy's previous work, it's hard to imagine how Regeneration could disappoint; if they're new to you and you're a fan of literate, orchestrated pop music, give it a try.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They don't always sound consistent on this debut, occasionally misfiring with underworked material, but overall the strengths overshadow any weaknesses, and when they truly hit their stride they're devastatingly effective.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They are pop and punk and rock and indie and a combination of all these things, but, more than all of the above, they are Harris' personal songs and they are incredible.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Written with some basic, inviting rock structures, the album replaces the hyper energy and angst of older material with slowed-down, complex textures and delicate grooves -- but still rocks out intermittently.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is pop music pushing the boundaries of what pop music should be, without having to resort to overproduced and mass-marketed gloss.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They combine the angular dread of Joy Division with the slow burn of the Velvet Underground (circa the third album), underpinned with some sinuous rock dynamics and topped off with laconic, sometimes languid vocals.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ghosts of the Great Highway is one of those albums that you want to have around for when life gets you down.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Super Furries have indulgently embraced a collision of musical elements; what we hear is a jarring, yet surprisingly seamless, mix of sounds and exceptional songwriting.... Their best work to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sturdy reminder of why Warren will be missed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Private Press is full of rollicking beats, spectral tone colors, and enough subtle textures and supple surfaces to fill a textile warehouse.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You aren't free after all, because once you've let the album in, you may never shake it off again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album that is both emotionally powerful and truly beautiful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Her songbird's voice has never sounded more beautiful than it does here.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pyramid Electric Co. is a vast step forward for Molina. It provides ample evidence of his spiritual growth and shows him once again evolving as an artist.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A dizzyingly crafted explosion.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Musically, The Argument represents Fugazi's best collection of songs from their 13-year career.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like all his best work, the whole of The Rising is better than the sum of its individual songs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Things We Lost in the Fire finds Low enamoured with harmonies, drawing from such disparate sources as Swans, the Beatles, Wire, and Simon & Garfunkel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot of empty space in these songs, the better to focus on Kim and Kelley's up-front vocal harmonies and classically off-kilter lyrical ideas.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with a couple of missteps, this is a solid album that will likely stay in heavy rotation on your stereo for months to come.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most shocking aspect about You Forgot It in People is just how easily everything seems to be accomplished. Every note and transition is smooth and effortless, and there is such a wealth of brilliantly executed music.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Idlewild are rapidly outgrowing their influences as they forge a unique identity that leads me to suspect that they may soon be inspiring a slew of like-minded new bands.