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 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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Luckily, the album has an easy-going air that lifts it out of the realm of smart-guy assemblage and into sexy, summery territories.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Seems to be the culmination and synthesis of a solid musical progression from good, yet uncertain and unchallenging, pop music to better, more confident, but still unchallenging, pop music.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    She remains utterly, excessively self-involved.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A work of thematic and dramatic constancy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sprawling, overwrought, unkempt rock music.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For those devoted to this rock band's increasingly artistic gear, Gibbard's a bard spinning pop-song sonnets that cause such constituents of fandom to reel real deep in some crooning-along swooning induced by the lithe lyrics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only real problem with Hearts of Oak is that the band still can't make their less immediately compelling tracks sound as electric and urgent on record as they do when the Pharmacists tear up the stage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While appreciating Yoshimi for its merits poses little problem, actually enjoying it is more difficult.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unwinds slowly, slipping between ghosted noise-and-field-recording passages and the sustained explosions of big, bombastic caterwaul that have become Godspeed's signature sound.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the most original-sounding albums in a long while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fleeting moments of genius flanked by sketchy songs... [and] curious, dense production burying Eitzel's amazing voice under layers of maudlin instrumentation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Boy, is it a sprawling mess.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All you can really do is sit back and politely applaud.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It seems distinct from the discography that came before it (in both a good and a bad way), with intermittent moments definitely treading foreign waters, for both the band and its devoted followers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the orchestration and production are impeccable and finely crafted, it's not hard to pick out influences from the 1980s, ranging from brooding rock to pulsing synthetic pop.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The astonishing way in which the latest outing from San Franciscan deconstructionist darlings Matmos was put together is of such novel conceit it threatens to overshadow the final product.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just like every other record Malkmus has been involved with, it doesn't feel like an album, doesn't feel like one whole work, doesn't feel focused, or of some specific intent. Pig Lib sounds rambling and goofy and slump-shouldered and half-assed and happened-upon and lazily comfortable with every step that it takes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The songs on Mama's Gun slip from one to the next effortlessly, coming together as a set of sedate, buttery-smooth grooves.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ancient Melodies of the Future sounds more like "vaguely familiar melodies of the past," but so do some of the best albums in rock.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yanqui U.X.O. is the work of a band that has finally become confident in its popularity and influence.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One-upping their previous masterwork, 1997's The Dandy Warhols Come Down, Thirteen Tales... will trip you out, especially when listened to on headphones in the post-midnight hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    One problem: Common is an MC, not a musician. Which makes it difficult for him to achieve his lofty goals. Mostly he fails.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is giddy pop-rock in Technicolor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Walking With Thee isn't a rehashing of last year's Internal Wrangler; it's actually an inferior version of it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Tindersticks have always made music that conjures up smoke: songs that are elusive, wispy and ephemeral, sung by men with somewhat rough smokers' voices. With Waiting for the Moon, unfortunately, little remains once the smoke clears.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the group's previous recordings may have trouble accepting the fact that Lost in Revelry doesn't have the high melodic consistency of We're All in This Alone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Up Above Is, in such, a gentle enough jam to work/non-work in an incidentalist sense; but compare it to folk that do this sort of gear with a fearsome seriousness -- like, most obviously, the Vibracathedral Orchestra -- and T&C come up as pale as a Midwestern mid-winter tan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The set works like a spun-up set of carefully collated cuts, sequenced with stuck-tape-over-the-tabs-in-the-corners mix-tape affection that makes the whole seem like a sticky-sentimented sentimental love letter to the boys' record collections.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    His weighty messages are duly noted. Unfortunately, they're delivered so acrimoniously that the overwhelming lack of fun in the music makes his albums a chore to listen to.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The only obvious goal seems to be shorter, more direct songs, delivered with more straightforward demeanor.