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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even with slick production the instrumentation is lackluster, missing that rattling punk energy; in their overt politics and complete lack of subtlety, the lyrics are trite.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As with all covers records, the crucial issue is whether these renditions bring anything new to these songs. The answer is a resounding no.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In the Dark is a big, loud, dumb record, filled with songs about not respecting women you bang on the bus ("Someone's Daughter"), feeling empty inside ("So Lonely" and "I Don't Even Care About The One I Love") and being for real ("I Am For Real").
    • 81 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An Introduction to Elliott Smith [is] a compilation that maybe would have made some sense in 1998 but has no place in 2010.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Having blown out and polished away all of the music's industrial grit, Eisold reveals himself to be little more than a meticulously researched, clinical New Order cover act.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    How does this sucker sound? Not very good.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    What makes BAYTL really frustrating is the fact that besides V-Nasty's appearances, the album has a chance to be excellent.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Mired in the generic neo-new-wave and self-consciously emotive yawn of contemporary fashion indie rock, Athlete's unimaginative music matches up nicely with the shallow lyrics.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Call And Response is an interesting (and by “interesting” I mean “awful”) remix album due to the fact that no one seems to want to mess with the originals for fear of alienating anyone or veering off from the song’s original composition (likely for the sake of the commercial prospects of the album).
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    His lyrics certainly won’t help, but if he wasn’t a Stroke, this album could only be sold out of Fraiture’s trunk at open-mic nights in upstate New York.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Despite all the stupid records he's put out before, The Return of Dr. Octagon is the first one that plunges wholly into self-parody. He's now a fully realized clown, a prop, a joke and, most disappointingly, a sub-par rapper whose forced ideas and personality obstacles have devolved into flimsy, uninspired character sketches.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Dylanesque is a mess. Nearly every album has a few bright spots, but this is a lazy collection of covers that offers no insight into the catalog of one of the twentieth century's foremost songwriters.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Timbaland rose to the challenge of making Chris Cornell a solo star by producing arguably the worst album he’s ever had a hand in.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Rather than mature effectively, Electric Six has pretty much reached the end; at this point, the band is just cashing out.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    Earth to the Dandy Warhols is as much of a joke album as "Metal Machine Music," except I don’t see any rock ‘n’ roll scholars finding anything particularly smart in this slop 20 years from now.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The album is a stunningly lackluster, impersonal anti-work.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Twenty seconds into Necessary Evil and I'm cringing, and it's only amplified by the fact that this very same voice once performed 'Heart of Glass' and 'Rapture.'