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 Twin Cinema
Lowest review score: 20 Liz Phair
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 474
474 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Singer/writer/producer Jason Lytle has a little bit of Neil Young in his voice and Radiohead in his production style.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An album full of vitality that is smart and intelligent without being boring. More importantly, however, it is simply incredible.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's more body here, more barroom spill and rollick. There's also a feeling Ward is pushing at the fabric of his music, trying to expand and progress. But the same cinematic mist hovers, the same old, old intimacy fans know well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Plaid excel at the little moments where the music breathes -- moments all too rare within the regularized patterns of most beat-oriented electronic music.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Berman's most accomplished album.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Foxtrot's songs were fractured pop, then Ghost is just plain fracture, a soft and brutal self-examination that pulls no punches even as it manages to remain carefully elliptical.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, the melodies are so tight they seem vacuum-packed, and the album delivers a platter of faultless rock songs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Orchestral swells, kaleidoscopic tones and childlike fragility imbue All Is Dream with the theatrics of a trip through wonderland.
    • 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
    • 95 Critic Score
    Akron/Family merge shifting, sometimes impressionistic arrangements with limpid lyricism. The result is an elusive -- but strong and deeply fascinating -- debut.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    She selects songs that are somehow special, and presents them with great playing and singing, in a way that clearly means something to her. My bet is that they'll mean something to you, too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    His sound, gender-neutral swooning folk dressed in quirky analog jazz keyboards, would fit nicely on a mix tape alongside The Smiths and Nick Drake.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The songs don't float off into space; the strumming guitars and subtle electronic effects give the fantastic lyrics an earthy feel, rather than lifting them into the air.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Me First is a Sunday record, a rainy-day record, a home-alone record, a lying-on-the-floor, staring-at-the-ceiling record.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the close, the guitars surge forward in waves of noise, a precursor of what's to come. And come it does, with the hammering, staccato fuzz of the album's title track and the speed riffs of "Woman on the Screen."
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    A shimmering set of utterly gorgeous songs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If naysayers can't get past the sheen of spiced-up production, it's their loss.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    It recalls U2's The Joshua Tree, and not just for its stunning guitar work but for its wild passion and spiraling tension-and-release dynamics.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hate is a beautifully gilded record, thoroughly nice and thoroughly listenable, and a mark higher than a lot of pop music with lofty intentions, but it doesn't move you to extremes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The most amazing power-pop album I've heard all year.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's an indefinable freshness and purity here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Loveless and Psychocandy are obvious reference points, this album actually succeeds most on its charming, candy-colored pop songs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mostly downbeat, the album feels, at times, as if it were created beneath a black cloud.