Planet's Scores

  • Music
For 34 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 78
Highest review score: 90 Gimme Fiction
Lowest review score: 70 Demon Days
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 0 out of 34
34 music reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The vocals are really what seem to live with you after one listen, making Neon Golden memorable beyond its audio gimmicks. [#3, p.87]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Marks the crown atop Elliott's other five albums: a unique gift from a huge-hearted musician. [#8, p.79]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sounding as unfinished as if it never made it out of her bedroom before it was pressed up, this very rawness is part of why Arular makes as bold a statement as it does. [#9, p.71]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the overall grainy sheen of Phantom Power sounds a bit forced, it's still not as polished and canned as its predecessor. [#5, p.104]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's like drinking a cold one with Willie Nelson down Mexico way. [#3, p.87]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The replay moments on Medulla are the tracks where Bjork reconnects with perennial producer Mark Bell. [#8, p.78]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best since their debut. [#10, p.70]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Norah Jones and Gillian Welch are the sunny side of the roots revival, then Jolie Holland is Grapes of Wrath darkness. [#7, p.73]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The results are sinister. [#10, p.70]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Love and heartbreak hasn't sounded this good since Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend. [#9, p.70]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to think of a more fully realized album out now. [#9, p.70]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sparse arrangements and DIY aesthetic give the Keys a rock and roll genuineness that's missing from their contemporaries. [#8, p.79]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kylie Minogue for hipsters. [#10, p.70]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A surprisingly mature debut record. [#3, p.87]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They're five years ahead of their time. [#6, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a restrained atmospheric affair indeed. [#5, p.105]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bright, brash rock songs colored by staccato rhythms, new wave keyboards, and jagged speedy-clean guitars are juxtaposed with drony, understated post-Velvets moments. [#6, p.86]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A spastically raw and cacophonous basement record. [#8, p.79]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sophomore-slump-beating Two Way Monologue showcases Lerche's expanding sensibility for songwriting, even if it sacrifices some of the passion of his debut. [#6, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What's strangest about M83 is that they try to, and very often succeed in, creating rhapsodic, gorgeous music out of an array of tacky, patently unromantic synth sounds. [#9, p.71]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Filled with thoughtful electronic counterpoint and personable songs. [#5, p.104]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resolutely bottom-heavy and abstract. [#7, p.73]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of their best tunes to date. [#8, p.78]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The downside is a lack of innovation that has always accompanied Massive Attack's recordings. [#3, p.86]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Consider it a pre-fab Tarantino soundtrack, shopping music for a perfect vintage boutique. [#10, p.70]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans may consider it his best yet. Others, especially the unexposed, may decide the record is a cruel form of torture. [#6, p.87]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A raging success. [#7, p.72]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although modern electronic fans may find Nguyen's well-versed reconstruction of the past a bit too underwhelming... studied rock postmodernists will find his mix of retro-influences and garage-y vibes worthwhile. [#7, p.72]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty Girls Make Graves' sound relishes frenetic, funky guitar leads and loping bass lines from which everything (de)generates. [#5, p.105]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of Handsome Boy Modeling School, DJ Spooky, RJD2 and other genre-melding, conscious hip-hop are gonna want to procure this one right away. [#9, p.71]
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