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 2.4 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If anyone questioned whether or not Jayceon Taylor had what it took to stand on his own post-G-Unit, Game answers all of his critics with a resounding yes on Doctor's Advocate.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hip-Hop Is Dead... brings out the best in the emcee, who might have produced his strongest lyrical performance since Illmatic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Difficult. All very difficult. But cheap dates get old quick, don't they?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On its own merits, Phantom Punch is an assured, absurdly tuneful record, and one of the best of the year thus far.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Some Funeral devotees may be disappointed by the more straightforward approach on Neon Bible, but their numbers will likely be easily replaced.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The type of searing instrumental rock Explosions in the Sky has helped put on the map is the modern-day heir of the aural expressionism of Debussy and Wagner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When the proper songs throughout are so uniformly good in spite of their fractured approaches, complaining about scarcity seems despicably greedy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Atlantis is a shining example of pop music in the 21st century should be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nobody is putting out music like Pop Levi's right now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In the end, Writer's Block isn't a life-changing musical statement, but it is a superb collection of finely crafted pop songs.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An album that is warm and inviting without being overpowering and rich and varied enough to warrant repeated listening.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The songs on Armchair Apocrypha are broader, more sweeping in content and delivery than their immediate predecessors.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although it's certainly inventive in approach and execution, there's no denying that Person Pitch sees Lennox working within decidedly pop-centric parameters.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    23
    23 is one of the more enjoyable musical experiences I have encountered this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    She continues to extend a thoughtful arm, whittling intricacy into something poignant and manageable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What makes New Moon succeed is something similar to what Shakespeare gets at in many of his sonnets: the ability of art to beat death.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sky Blue Sky is Wilco's first step toward aging well, but it transcends transition and is an album that sounds right in its place and time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The indie-rock universe hasn't coughed up a record as rhythmically thrilling as Mirrored in ages.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can hear the band rediscovering its footing as one of the strangest, funniest, and best acts of the decade.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Fragile Army is the Polyphonic Spree's most consistent album, and it thunders with an assurance that was missing from "Together We're Heavy."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Everything Last Winter may be the most accomplished debut of 2007, and it will invariably be one of the best.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aesop Rock's None Shall Pass is filled with precise lyrical detail and head-nodding production, and the result is his most accessible record of his career to date.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    West's writing and delivery has improved since "The College Dropout," though they're still marked by both a cleverness and a clumsiness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I think The Shepherd's Dog is probably Iron & Wine's best record to date (Beam has never once even made a mediocre album, so this says a lot).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Smokey Rolls down Thunder Canyon may be his best so far.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sampson's penmanship here is the most minute and observant among a recent batch of great songwriting
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a grownup album, made for grownups.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I think we should all be thanking our respective Higher Power right now that [Lekman's] hiatus was brief, because the album he would eventually make, the stunning Night Falls over Kortedala, is among the best of the year.