Prefix Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 2,131 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Icky Mettle [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 Eat Me, Drink Me
Score distribution:
2131 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Has the album of 2009 been unleashed in January? I can’t see anything else coming near 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For all the over-arching themes, The Suburbs is the most rocking Arcade Fire album yet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes it breathe, what allows it to flourish above its glitchy techno, its processed wizardry... what untangles it from a mess of circuitry and power strips and anti-virus pop-up warnings, is Yorke's incredible, distinctive voice.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They deliver on [Sun Giant EP's] five-song teaser's promise and then some with their first full-length, a self-titled gem that already seems set to wind up near the top of any right-thinking person's year-end list.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    xx
    The xx recorded not only the year's best debut but also one of its best albums, period.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dear Science is another highlight from a band whose career has essentially been an extended one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Old
    Old is Brown’s best work. Complex beyond its two-sided structure, it is filled with narratives that collide, sentiments that conflict and resolutions that come to nothing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's part of the final duality that makes The Way Out a success: learning how it was constructed is fascinating, but it's equally enthralling to go into it completely ignorant.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bleak, distant, polarizing, and beautiful, Wolfe’s fourth album makes a gargantuan impact.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With his band's fourth studio album, frontman Will Sheff stakes a claim here for the right to be called the best songwriter working right now.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rare is the album that's able to expand an established band's fan base while completely satisfying the cult of early flag planters, but Strawberry Jam has that chance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On The Door, there is a sense that the sounds happening are not the products of the people creating them but rather those of some inscrutable (and vaguely dangerous) pulsing energy below our feet. It’s an amazing effect. And it’s created through the sheer power of quantity and repetition.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Two albums later, on yet another ingeniously titled album, Art Brut vs. Satan, the band members have done something no one expected: They’ve turned into socially conscious critics of their woebegone generation without losing the charm that made fans love them in the first place.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Modest Mouse influence is apparent but in no way detrimental to Wolf Parade's sound.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a focused 48-minutes, The Bones of What You Believe comes soaring through and makes its difficult for you not to press replay when it all fades out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ys
    From the lavish orchestration courtesy of Van Dyke Parks to the richness and sheer abundance of language at Newsom's disposal, Ys is a supreme achievement.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty isn't just an expertly produced and performed slab of brilliantly odd, futuristic dance music. It isn't just the best rap album of the year so far.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike previous releases, when we were taken on several rides within a solitary track, the thrills and tempo changes have been stretched out to album length, making this offering essentially a forty-three-minute song, with each track becoming a spike or dip along the way.