Prefix Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 2,104 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Icky Mettle [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 Eat Me, Drink Me
Score distribution:
2,104 music reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Times may not contain a single song that would rank among Dylan's all-time best, but it doesn't have to.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    When listening to Icky Mettle, you feel included, like they're the crew you've known your entire life. The fact that it's both very relevant today and a thrilling snapshot of the restlessly creative 90's underground is no small achievement.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Listen carefully to Fantasy Black Channel, as the journey is slightly different with each listen. Every surreal note smacks with the infectious energy and vigor of youth, yet Late of the Pier’s musical proficiency and mélange of influences definitely belie their tender ages (early 20s).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It proves that with the same attention, wit, grace and intellect that these musicians gave to their songwriting, they can indeed construct a retrospective that not only reflects the brilliance of their band but heightens and intensifies it as well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Has the album of 2009 been unleashed in January? I can’t see anything else coming near it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I'm gushing, I know, but listening to something as lovely and effusive as this album on repeat can only inspire those same qualities in those fortunate enough to hear. That having been said, consider Yesterday and Today for your next indiscretion.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For all the over-arching themes, The Suburbs is the most rocking Arcade Fire album yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If this isn't an instant classic, it's only because it takes some time (and ears) to appreciate.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dark Twisted Fantasy is an album full off melodic ideas, copious guest features, winding songs, unexpected twists, and improbable pairings.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If there's been a better album, hip-hop or not, out this year, I haven't heard it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Unsurprisingly, The Lost Tapes is a masterpiece in his own right, much like previous revolutionary releases Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Lamar's no impressionist, however; his lyrical gifts weave a complex, yet uniquely-West Coast set of influences into something that feels new and forward-thinking.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There is so, so much content, so beautifully and flawlessly presented that it can be baffling at times. The Suburbs, to many, was decade-defining music. Reflektor, I feel, through both content and design, will be artist-defining.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of vocals may initially turn off some, but in time the new style melds with the old, much in the same way that what has come before sits comfortably next to what is yet to come throughout this forty-two minute album.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The members of 13 & God have created a genuinely rewarding record that is better than the sum of its parts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does The Woods jumpstart a moribund genre, it also serves as a wake-up call for the zeitgeist.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re only going to buy one Belle & Sebastian album (and shame on you if you are), make it this one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nearly everything on Minimum-Maximum sounds astoundingly fresh.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Total immersion in the passion of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah reveals the true power of music as a means of artistic expression.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vast in scope and breathtaking in its beauty, Illinois may very well be the album that heralds Sufjan Stevens as one of this young century’s most talented artists.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between his willingness to experiment and a bountiful arsenal at his disposal, a spectacular range of dreamlike moods and sounds are created across Infiniheart's sixty-five minutes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Set Free is a triumph, full of tunes that affect well beyond their modest means.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Modest Mouse influence is apparent but in no way detrimental to Wolf Parade's sound.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    By trimming thirty minutes off their standard record’s length, the members of My Morning Jacket have paradoxically managed to broaden their sound, cutting the fat to give us ten songs that jive, moon-walk and cock-rock in equal measure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [It] turns out to be a proper Silver Jews rock album, which is to say it has the feel of a drunk snapping into his second wind long enough to belt out a few.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's still plenty about the group to satisfy long-time fans, and there's a wealth of quality and innovation to win them some new ones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aceyalone can't do it by himself, and by finding a kindred musical spirit in RJD2, he manages to make an album as expansive as his talent continually hints at.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Donuts is a big black pot of sonics, comparable only to Madlib's 2002 effort, Blunted in the Bombshelter, the difference being that this is all original material.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who choose to fixate on Bejar's lack of a pretty singing voice are missing the point. Much like John Darnielle, everything outside of Bejar's verse should be seen as peripheral -- a means to deliver the lyrical ends.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Man Man's music will irritate you, make you laugh, put you off and then bring you back for more.