Punknews.org (Staff)'s Scores

  • Music
For 147 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Pythons
Lowest review score: 30 The Other Side
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 147
147 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's easily the band's best release in the last 10 years, and with time it will garner more appreciation in the overall catalog.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This plays like any other band's greatest hits. Every song is gold.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Against all odds, My Bloody Valentine managed to put together an album that keeps enough of the elements that made us cherish Loveless, while stretching their sonic palette just enough to keep things interesting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The question is then, on Everybody Loves Sausages, the band's first all covers album, can they maintain the originality that seeps through their reworkings for an entire album? Yes, yes they can. And how.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stevenson and her band have been improving in every aspect since their inception, and they've nailed it here on Wheel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a fantastic flow from upbeat, crescendoing rockers to gentle yet looming ballads.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jar
    Daylight have released an album that'll have you talking about it for weeks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album on par with its predecessor but at times, exceeding it. It has everything people love about the band in abundance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pacing of Youth is near-flawless. It's a gloomy atmosphere but ambitious nonetheless.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record is so good we don't need to focus on those details. With I Hate Music, Superchunk will once again land near the top of my year-end list.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's bitingly honest, thoroughly self-reflective and often, uncomfortably relatable. One of the best albums of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jeremy Bolm and his posse have taken the time and care since 2011 to ensure that Is Survived By plays off as not only their most mature and heartfelt record to date. It's the record that could well define Touche Amore's legacy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn’t resort to chest-beating nor does it attempt to dilute its primal metal urges. It simply cuts through.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ["Pothole" is] about someone wanting to be placed atop the mantle, of someone who doesn't deem them worthy enough. Them feelings. This album is full of them and it's assuredly going to be dubbed their best work to date. I bet everything on it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    M-Glory took a risk by being unique and going for the bigger sound. It was a gamble that paid off immensely.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is far and away the best record Ragan has done.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Baldi's lyrics encapsulate those tenets just as well as the music he and his bandmates create.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cope is a loud dose of poetry which I can see stretching its musical arms very far and very wide.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album is arguably their strongest music to date and they manage to shoot the most cathartic of bullets at you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a skillful, daring, side-step into a new plane that leaves the band with far more aspects to explore than when they started.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While nothing too original, Loom still acts as its own thing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With so many amazing tracks on tap, it's hard to single out which is deserving of repeated listens because they all are.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album comes off as the most definitive and most complete that Joyce Manor have to offer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as their attention spans can accommodate the extremely lengthy tunes, any fan of heavy music would do well to pick up Foundations of Burden. Highly recommended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tight musicianship around Kingfisher assembles like a puzzle.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wolf's Law doesn't expand on the Joy Formidable's sound so much as it cements their sound.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The more intelligible lyrics and mid-fi production keep things entertaining and give it the feeling of a fully fleshed-out work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    IV is a worthy return that shows the Bronx still have those chops.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They really proved that they're a conduit for great music and a band that's chomping at the bit to explore and vary their style.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of melodic rock music with a tinge of punk attitude will find plenty to sing along to here.