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 0.1 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just like an album of guitar solos, an album of battling fancy-fingered trick-pony turntablism is an utterly artless endeavor.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Lacking the startling mark of cool-hearted covermongers such as Cat Power and Mark Kozelek, this is still an easeful album of mostly slow-blooded tunes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    An album that, despite all its misty melancholy, is filled less with lyrics of heartache, and more with words of warmth and romance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Brings to mind an image of someone stuck on a treadmill who has been fooled into believing that he's actually moving forward.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rainer Maria have never been more skillful in their playing or stronger in their singing than on the slickly recorded A Better Version of Me -- which some may see as a problem.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Guitars riff, drums pound, the bass plods, and the singer yowls -- but nothing gels.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the future the restless, insecure South-men may perhaps harness their broad tastes into a more cogent sound, but From Here On In finds them a well-produced but overly expansive mess.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is gloriously trashy glam-rock with an updated cybernetic edge.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A set doing less of the poker-faced electro revivalism and more of the palette-diversifying pop-song penning.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The New Danger is overambitious and undercooked, adventurous and bland all at once.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    [A] tired, uninspired collection of music and songs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The gear is buffed to such a productional sheen that its every sound seems like a reflective surface, the compositional complexity leading to an album as confusing -- and, ultimately, distancing -- as a hall of mirrors.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's well produced and mixed, but lacks the edge to make it really interesting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The disc is basically a more straight electro-pop variation on the Gold Chains angle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, the overall sound is more uniform. Uniformity, however, is not necessarily a bad thing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Amber Headlights fails, when it does, because it's trying to be two things at once: a personal reflection on life and death and a commercially acceptable rock record. But when the album ditches the tricks and conventions that define mainstream rock and focuses on Dulli's songs, it is very powerful indeed.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Their debut album flits between uneasy ambient pieces, pop songs buried in layers and loops, and crunchy takes on the IDM sound.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's not bad, it's just so goddamn mediocre.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Left to his own devices here, Marr has penned vague lyrics and delivered them in a monotone, coupled with uninspired melodies that only underline the singer's limitations.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    His songwriting shine is soon obscured behind the dark clouds of densely layered home recording.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Gemstones is shit. It's awful. It really, really is.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Even the non-Matricized songs are full of useless keyboard riffs, tacked-on guitar solos and loads and loads of overdubbed Lizclone background singers. Never before has so much work been put into making somebody sound so ordinary.