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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, it's fun rockin' pop. But, unlike a lot of today's pop music, Guided By Voices keep their depth.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Björk continues to mine the fine line of minimalist lushness that her last album gave birth to; with tiny, crackling, skittery beats weaving open-toned ambient beds in which her breathy, pushed-forward vocals lithely lay, the closeness and drama of her every syllable commanding attention.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Doss on his own delivers a more controlled sound that recognizes quality over quantity without falling off the deep end of electro-dabbling, a fault that plagued some of OTC's later recordings. The result is clear, concise and powerful.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superior to its predecessor in just about every respect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The record spans time and genre, reinterpreting everything from ska to country-tinged folk as if it were the product of a whimsically inaccurate translation device from another planet, and in the process creates a new musical language altogether.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This whole is a sum of 14 songs that adds up to an estimable artistic much, the kind of album worthy of nestling in for months.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best, if not the best, of the Brooklyn-based, Gang of Four-worshipping lot.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, I suspect Costello non-devotees will find that too much effort is required to get into these songs and there may not be sufficient emotional payoff to justify the investment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Come Feel Me Tremble is a bit of a mess, like they stuck the disc on a wall and threw the songs at it.... But you could say the same thing for Hootenanny, and to me this captures a bit of the same magic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Utterly modern and utterly compelling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each of the 12 tracks on the Grey Album is finely tuned -- the precision cut-and-paste sampling DM exhibits is often mind-blowing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Confield presents one of the purest approximations of "machine music" we've heard yet. It's profoundly unsettling, but that's half its beauty; it's a sonic Frankenstein that refuses to let its plug be pulled.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's impressive is the way they bring all these elements together, the natural world leading seamlessly into a brighter landscape of surreal otherness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What makes Quality worth it is exactly what dragged down Train of Thought -- the slow and syrupy songs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Basic but gorgeously textured pop-rock with a country tinge, Rilo Kiley's music is led by vocals that'll stop you in your tracks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The grooves are righteous and the vibe is right.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cave's latest finds the singer in perhaps the finest voice of his career, armed with a set of melodic ballads and mid-tempo rockers which exemplify his dedicated, traditionalist's approach to the songwriter's craft.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One Bedroom does tend to lag in parts, perhaps lost in the legacy of the band that created it, but in the end it comes off as an unified organic being, both necessary and pleasant.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On Out of Season, Gibbons' voice takes the spotlight. There's a quivery sound, similar to Billie Holiday's, which gets lost amid Portishead's stops and starts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immersed in beautiful, stirring string arrangements, heartfelt melodies and an all-around warm and welcoming down-home folk feel, the new album is sincerely soothing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That unholy alliance of punk guitar and drum machine now shows off the organic contours of "real" band interaction -- check out how smoothly they funkify with one another on "Fake French."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout the album's dozen tracks, the sentiment Lightbody conjures evokes real pain and real beauty.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So while not breaking new ground -- a near impossible expectation given the amount of ground The Fall has already broken -- The Real New Fall LP is a strong indication that Mark E. Smith is nowhere near finished.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, it is clear that Hitchcock is having fun creating music with Welch and Rawlings, and that joy comes through in the listening.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the movie who are attached to the film renditions have no cause for concern; none of the songs here are dramatic reworkings of the originals. But almost all of them pop with the same buoyancy and joy, demonstrating that the artists covering the songs are Hed-heads too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A dozen mini-masterpieces of crisp, multi-layered production and tight, jangly guitar, a cohesive but loose effort that recalls the warmth of summer even in the cold chill of a New York March.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band doesn't quite manage to reconcile its mannered appropriation of a distanced, underground frigidity with its boisterous forays into abrasive, psych-tinged garage rock, but this is probably a good thing, because it's this resistance to homogeneity that gives them the sort of edge they'd otherwise lack.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a disc in which Dizzee diz, lyrical wiz, is more forthright as lyricist, using the blank canvas of an "album" to sketch together a thoughtful, carefully-sequenced set in which his voice, and its elastic accent, ring clear.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Black Album is a spectacular farewell if that's what it turns out to be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's basically more of the same sort of wistful, sometimes hard-charging melodic rock of the group's first and better release, Up the Bracket.