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 Modern Times
Lowest review score: 10 Eat Me, Drink Me
Score distribution:
2,104 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ballad of the Broken Seas is mysterious and theatrical and totally cool.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Case's genius as a writer, evident from track to track, stems from her ability to write lyrics that conjure up amazingly clear images but that still leave the songs as a whole up to interpretation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs sound as modern and fresh as if they were recorded last year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mono has upped the post-rock ante with You Are There.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of all the group's works, Pick a Bigger Weapon has a greater sense of inclusion and belonging.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strikes with a magnificent urgency.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Son
    Folk-ambient doesn't get any better than this.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lean, focused record, Scale is Herbert's best record to date, and a must-buy for any dance-music fan.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To call the album the band's most accessible to date is no slur. There's nothing wrong with accessible indie rock when it's this pristine and polished.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Return to Cookie Mountain makes Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes look almost silly by comparison.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Body, The Blood, The Machine is the holy grail of anti-political/anti-religion records to come out in the last seven years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Donuts was Jay Dee's swan song, The Shining is a glimpse of what his work may have sounded like in the future.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Infectious, progressive, immediate dance music.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Food & Liquor is the best hip-hop album of 2006.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although none of the new material is even remotely bad, a handful of diverse tracks on the album's second half exceed the high standards set by the hand-picked singles.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Orphans is something akin to taking a journey through a familiar yet entirely foreign dream-place.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's impossible to guess what kind of album would've turned out had this seen the light of day two years ago, when it was originally expected. Chances are, though, we wouldn't be talking about intensity or hunger or survival with the same emotion in our voices.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Back to Black stands in testament to the fact that talent and originality still exist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a cohesive album and a personal statement, Sound of Silver is superior in most every way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Advance of the Broken Arm is at least two songs too long. Yet Stern's manner of weaving together fiercely subjective, lyrical daydreaming with Olympus-level fret-searing finally means that the album justifies the majority of its many decisions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They're a tight fit: Ant likes to experiment, and Ali's nimble enough to keep up and make it work.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tears of the Valedictorian is an incredibly dense record and may take several passes before you can even begin to peel away its layers. That sense of rigor, though, is what makes it so arresting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An ambient record that doesn't bore or get bogged down in its insistence on fading into the background.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is Kala a stark confrontation of set notions of authenticity and identity--and my new favorite record.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!, Cave weaves yet another tapestry of characters.