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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Expo 86 just straight up rocks. It never lets up on the monstrous riffs it delivers in its first 10 seconds.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Black City is his thesis on how he's capable of delivering a dark, lustful album just as easy as he can mine more bubbly, melodic sounds. Beyond this, he's delivered one of the more cohesive and thematically sound albums of the year so far.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    They manage to make the grandest songs imaginable seem like they were composed with only you in mind.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Majesty Shredding is one of the finest rock records of 2010.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With this album, Marnie Stern has proved once again that there are several effective ways to emotionally recontextualize her craft. Or, to put it simply, she's managed to produce one of the most fun albums of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Swanlights may not be the best of his works, but it is a welcome excursion along the path of his career.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bilal and McKie place emphasis on the craft of each song and the arrangement of each instrument. Bilal's voice is treated as one of these parts, so there is a flat quality to the sound. This may frustrate fans of Bilal's voice or those expecting a conventional star-centric album that places the spotlight on a voice or an instrument. Instead, Bilal's feelings are the centerpiece here. That alone makes Airtight's Revenge a welcome return for a needed voice.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pilot Talk II is brilliant because it builds on its excellent predecessor, but finds just a touch more focus.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ghostface can rest easy in the fact that Apollo Kids shows that the drop in quality on Wizard of Poetry was just temporary, and amongst rappers who are 40-years-old or older, he's the definite champ. There aren't even many graying rockers making art as vital as Apollo Kids, radio play or not.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even for Deerhoof, this is a tricky album to work your way through. But even if you never quite figure it out, it's unlikely you'll get tired of trying any time soon.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kind of like the whole idea of a disco album, a collaboration with a visual artist about African-Americans' tragic history is something you would never expect from Destroyer, and yet once you listen, it seems perfectly authentic, inspired, and essential.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As of right now, the main emotional component of this music is the whiplash thrill of hearing rock music played on the edge of sanity, but if we can be nudged into feeling something in our hearts more affecting or cerebral, something more powerful than an echoing warstomp, then we've got a landmark album on our hands.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Harvey's singing delivers the material by juggling unwieldy emotions with care and empathy. And she makes the experience sound natural -- like a true no-brainer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A powerfully uncomplicated rock album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's in that strange tug and pull from which struggle springs passion and beauty that these men seemed to effortlessly thrive. And it is there with both a genuine, relatable sadness and an unwavering resolve so rooted in the broken concrete Bradley walks upon, that No Time For Dreaming also comfortably sits.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Darnielle's usual knack for detail and word play is surgical here, as usual, but All Eternals Deck is notable for its wide sonic palate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Credit Callahan then not just for his latest vision, but for how he done it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a lot to take in, but the simple, hypnotic beauty of the stark landscapes Tyler has created here reveals itself more with each subsequent listen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Here they've proved that their success isn't all charm or happenstance. Woods have gotten to this point by following every creative impulse, and they seemingly have a million more possibilities stretching out ahead.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra has produced the rare indie pop record that seizes you on the first listen but also rewards repeated playing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rock music's era of overarching influence on culture has no doubt passed into the historical twilight, but artistry and ambition in the form is alive and well on records like Hp-1.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Boston Spaceships is his most accomplished musical vehicle working right now, and Let it Beard is one of the finest releases in his endless discography. Period.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Simply put, this album is more than pretty good.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Watch the Throne is as much of a celebration of the A-list prominence of its two marquee stars as it is an exegesis of all of that fame's attendant complications.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In short, Thursday is a mixtape of subtleties.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Heems and Kool A.D. might be deconstructing rap for the purposes of delivering ingenious and challenging verses, but Relax is one of the best capital R rap albums out this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Throughout it all, it still feels like essential, singular Waits, like moody and manic are two sides of one very marked coin.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Dreamer, The Believer reestablishes Common's place in the upper echelon of hip hop.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fin
    Fin creates a passionate kind of poetry not only in its music but also in its listeners.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is in this tension--the struggle to find hope and comfort quickly and the realization that you can't--that Mr. M exists and shines.