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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hercules & Love Affair is a testament to the great foresight and control is required in a disco producer to keep the track from lunging into an abyss of low-blow kitsch, and to be able to stimulate the ears and feet at the same time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rabbit Habits struck me most where it rescues the jazziness that's sorely missing from 2006's "Six Demon Bag." At the same time, though, the band continues to develop some productive tendencies from that sophomore outing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With In Ghost Colours, Cut Copy have created a record that is both en vogue and timeless, familiar yet fresh, full of glossy optimism, and unforgettably gorgeous from start to finish.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its muscular confidence and stylistic purity make it a must-listen for the psychedelically inclined, as well as an easy candidate for one of the best records of the year.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of all the bands in the rock canon, Wire may be the best embodiment of the term “forward-thinking” that is so vogue nowadays, and Object 47 keeps with the mantra with stunning results.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where You Go I Go Too takes the meaning of the term "full-length" quite literally, stretching his already epic electronic disco into works of effortless symphonic grandeur.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs are classic Mogwai, only more sophisticated--and, as such, startling different.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dear Science is another highlight from a band whose career has essentially been an extended one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They reproduce, even with simple materials and simple words, complex emotions and ideas. And at the same time, they just make you want to sing, freak-out, and play beach-blanket bingo in a basement.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Chemistry of Common Life is not a technically proficient album despite its epic leanings. Like most albums primarily consisting of anthems, its impact tapers off slightly on repeated listens. But the sheer power of the album is key.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Public Strain improves on Women in every way, which is no small feat. It's 13 minutes long than its predecessor, but Women doesn't use the extra time to spread out. The band keeps the tension up by building the various lean sounds of that record into new, more muscular variations.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The project is structured much like a high-end runway show, so although most songs work on their own, they’re far more revelatory as a group.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By investing a now-classic catalog with immediacy, freshness and a delicate, humbling charm, Sugar Mountain not only stands as the best argument for the Archives series and illumination it could provide, but as a classic live record in its own right.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mountain of shambolic, livewire B-sides and covers of heroes and influence ranging from the Fall to Echo and the Bunnymen, help add a sense of balance and ballast to Brighten the Corners. It makes for an expanded vision of the original while at the same time proving that the original’s vision wasn’t quite so narrow after all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    the majority of the album is exactly what indie rock has been lacking for over a decade, and this is too crucial a release to get caught up in nitpicking.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is something distinctly perfect about the naivety that the Pains of Being Pure at Heart seem to effortlessly inject into every bouncy ballad of young love and young living that makes their self-titled debut not only a welcome throwback but a much needed vacation from over-calculation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bromst annihilates all the expectations that have come to be expected of Deacon, without abandoning what made him everyone’s favorite dance-party czar.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ali can do this, can take the familiar, the overly confrontational, even the trite and overdone, and make it riveting, because he has a voice that strains syllables so that the meanings of his words are made perfectly clear--you can't escape what he's saying--and a flow that loads and unleashes relentlessly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    C'est Com..Com..Complique is superb, a monument that could only have been sculpted by the group's original hands.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On their fourth album, Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, they've simultaneously intensified and refined that blend, even as they've shaved off one of their original four members.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It plainly improves Grizzly Bear’s sound, and lends itself well to multiple spins, because each repeated listen reveals another perfectly crafted shard you missed on the last go-round.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a bit more playful and pop than its predecessor, but it retains Tiga’s signature finely tuned electrohouse sensibilities.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    McCombs still has an ear for language and roll-off-the-tongue singing. His voice coats the lyrics like thick warm caramel on this one. Though often obtuse and twisted, McCombs includes some straightforward lyrics, as well, with some political commentary to boot.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    xx
    The xx recorded not only the year's best debut but also one of its best albums, period.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This Is for the White in Your Eyes is a come-out-of-the-gate winner.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It surpasses the previous Circulatory System effort, and stands to rival the best of Olivia Tremor Control's output.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Only Built for Cuban Linx...Pt. 2 is top-to-bottom brilliant, and it's energy and emotion is too infectious not to inspire a dozen great hip-hop records to come.