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 Source Tags & Codes
Lowest review score: 20 Liz Phair
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 474
474 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The songs on his latest, often about political ambivalence and soul-searching alienation, are still catchy as V.D. But they lack the fiery complexity of past efforts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zedek is still shrouded in her aesthetic darkness, is still hungry, still driven; her music is still driven by the same ghosts that've haunted her throughout her career.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where The Blackened Air sounded haunting, Run to Ruin sounds downright haunted, and, indeed, it's got moments filled with menace and chords written to make you feel uncomfortable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If there's one misstep on 100th Window, it's that [Sinead O'Connor's] talent and her range are underused.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Their newfound versatility detracts somewhat from their own identity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sturdier production and straightforward songwriting make a strong backbone for someone once lauded for his mysticism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All those instrumental colorings are clearer, and the individual qualities of the voices in their choir shine through even when they're all belting it out together.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ágætis Byrjun is one of the most sublimely immersive albums to come along in ages.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like a night taxi ride along a broad, lighted, skyscraper-lined city street, Happyness, the band's latest, feels wondrous, daring and slightly dangerous.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Music of reassuring terror.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maryland Mansions wants to be a great record, but it's simply a good one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sumday's only real flaw is the creeping sense of professionalism that is starting to emerge in the band's songwriting and playing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This record finds a band scaling the heights of their precise craft in a way that gives upward mobility a good name.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album is surprisingly consistent despite its unbalanced components.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Her most skillful and soulful work thus far.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The songs aren't always as good as one might hope, especially in comparison to The Mekons' peak period.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's always pretty, but overall, the allure is almost meretricious, considering four or five songs provoke nothing beyond a pleasant ambivalence.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once you fall for "Yellow," the rest of the album will kick in, and fast.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kannberg has made an album of fine indie pop that few could have expected.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While some of their songs deliver nothing more than noisy twaddle, British Sea Power are a formidable band when they choose to simply stop making sense.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Continuing an audio development from Dots and Loops, Sound-Dust is littered with a giddy array of hand percussion instruments — marimba, vibraphone and glockenspiel stir up a polyrhythmic stew, its busyness and complexity sounding like the product of painstaking studio assemblage.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Swings like a pendulum from playful dance beats, cutesy female vocals and spacey synth effects to feedback-drenched, guitar-heavy rock fronted by a raspy male singer. And it does so with such affection that the unique power of their contagious, inventive sounds cannot be denied.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is gloriously trashy glam-rock with an updated cybernetic edge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Band Red spins bouncy, raw, sloppy and slightly erratic punk that can stake a claim for carving out a jagged edge of its own, complete with loveable, contagious sing-along sounds.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like so many great singles of the past, this is the sound of a good band getting great. Don't miss the moment.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cash might surprise with his choice of covers, but in nearly all of his selections, he locates some personal meaning, or introduces new emotional elements.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An eclectic, highly promising debut.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Let's face it, no one else today is making music as cool and original as that of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are no real shocks or surprises on this album; instead a number of more understated delights come through.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Phrenology, The Roots have finally made an album that lives up to their potential.