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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Time (The Revelator) is ostensibly a solo album, but gives every evidence of being a near-telepathic collaboration between Welch and Rawlings, in which every element is carefully balanced to give the songs maximum impact.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes is far from a perfect offering, this album provides a plethora of outstanding moments reminiscent of the musical exploration the band's heroes The Pixies exhibited on their debut longplayer, Surfer Rosa.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album straddles R.E.M.'s past and their future, sounding fresh, assured -- and on par with their best previous efforts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst Bejar's songs are blessed with mucho rhythm and melody, you should still be made aware that there's no real beat, no real bass, and little that sounds organic. Yet there's still something quite regal and symphonic about it all, the synthesized strings and horns and piano stirring up a romanticism that goes with Bejar's fancy-pants lyricism.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes to Zeros, in spite of a few uneven tracks, makes the cut.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the album is not as cohesive a vision, many of its songs are more focused.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By corralling five hungry producers with a flair for the earthy funk and slippery samples that guided some of De La's best albums, the veteran trio have recorded the true successor to 1996's Stakes Is High.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A funkdafied smart-bomb that's one part Brooklyn, one part Madchester, guitar-meets-echo-chamber, a little Kompakt but still a little sprawling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is intense, serious music for serious times, and writing off Sparta as the "other," less interesting half of their previous group would be a major mistake.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Margerine Eclipse is a decided improvement upon their last three albums, discarding the dense and difficult song structures that plagued those albums.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This disc may have a wilder sense of love-and-adventure about it, and may offer the thrills of an unpredictable ride, but, in its capriciousness and incongruousness, the thing Medulla rarely feels like is an album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music roars along, occasionally slowing to build tension, then letting loose with a corrosive guitar assault.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A shimmering set of utterly gorgeous songs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not as consistent as its de facto partner, Digital Ash still contains several euphoric highs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Todd... smartly allows her soaring, angelic voice to take the lead, leaving the sparse arrangement of strings and keys to take a delicate backseat. This also means her lyricism, poignant and wry, stands out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a classic case of debut album as faux anthology of musical influences, but it's also a successful collection with a marked sense of individuality, massively helped by Murphy's dry sense of humor, which demonstrates a willingness to embrace the contradiction at the heart of his musical personality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous and moving collection of love songs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Woman King promises remarkable things to come for Iron and Wine, especially if Beam continues to expand his musical palette.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let Us Never is the latest sophomore album to make its creator's (actually really good) debut sound kinda paltry.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very strong -- albeit front-loaded -- album.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their reverb-drenched nostalgia trip is full of enough talent and original thought, though, that the result is respectable and classy, not boorish and (yawn) retro.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is, in fact, what almost every other Oasis album has been: Not nearly as bad as overhyped sufferers might fear, not nearly as good as its enthusiasts want it to be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Certain Trigger has Maximo Park inserting enough creativity, energy and personality into their music to get away with lifting sounds directly from such post-punk bands as XTC, The Jam and Wire.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You could dismiss Teenage Fanclub as not being original, but that would be missing the point. Instead, appreciate a group that, in 2005, can create absolutely perfect songs that somehow manage to channel the magic of early-to-mid-'60s pop-rock.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a compelling debut/reunion, with the two men seeming to push each other far more than any of their recent collaborators have.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's like Bright Eyes -- urgent, personal, pent-up -- but better; less focused on the individual ego of the "creative genius," more about the group dynamics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Honeycomb is a coherent and listenable collection of songs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hiatt delivers a batch of songs that powerfully evoke certain places, certain times, certain characters, with an eye for detail and an understanding of the complexities of human behavior seldom seen in songwriters these days.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether it's due to the backing band, or the better studio resources, Banhart seems more self-assured than ever as he sings his songs on Cripple Crow.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Noah’s Ark Coco Rosie have truly come into their own, delivering an eccentric sound so one-of-a-kind it could have come from no world but their own.