DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,177 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Get to Heaven
Lowest review score: 20 Let It Reign
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 1177
1,177 music reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a patchy but rich tapestry of sounds whose strange shape bewitches you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the sound of Dirty Projectors just being themselves and fully justifying the royalty status Longstreth and Co. now enjoy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the best rock albums of the year and shows there's no age limit on kicking up dust and splitting ear drums.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are strokes of brilliance on Twin Shadow's second full length, 'Confess', as Lewis Jr. blends 80s influences with dashes of funk and pop to create a largely cohesive record that is steeped in lustful atmosphere.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'MTMTMK' may not quite carry the same dazzling shock of hearing something truly different in the way their debut did but it is certainly an album that carries on the spirit of the debut while progressing their sound at the same time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between sombre tones and esctasy highs, and with tracks like 'Folk Hero Shtick' and 'Reagan's Skeleton', this will leave you with a grin on your face and a confidence music will keep going.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with all Dan Deacon albums, 'America' is a challenging listen and at times the sheer amount of things going on becomes a bit much, however it is also a supremely powerful album from a musician at the very top of his game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Tracer] is more expansive and impressive than their previous output.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part this is a flawless, breathless lap around both pop and "underground" music. 'Devotion' is the sound of modern pop, modern love - and heartbreak.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Experimental, psychedelic, mad, and oddly, very listenable pop music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Spoon and Wolf Parade fans may be mourning during the hiatus of their favourite bands, this is a tasty release in the interim.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Four is better [than debut album, Silent Alarm]. Or at the very least as good.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's enough variances in the sound, with the tracklisting set up in such as way that you notice the changes in style, to make sure you pay attention to every minute.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sun
    [Sun] is never less than intriguing, and more than often, grabs you by the heartstrings and pulls you in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Breakup Song' manages to hone and control their more outré-moments into a more cohesive structure than before without every compromising the band's predilection for sheer bonkers-ness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the most powerful records to be released in a very long time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if at times the album can be quite esoteric despite its pop veneer, there is a purity of expression that is addictive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is not an ounce of fat on this record, nor one wasted note.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if you weren't a fan of their last couple [of albums], there's definitely going to be something for you here. As soon as the synth kicks in for opener 'The Theory Of Relativity', you know you're in for a treat.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gallows at their harshest, their angriest and their most thrilling and it turns out that no change in frontman can stop that.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of those albums you could listen to again and again.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Breakthrough] is so much more than the hectic pastiches of exoticism that The Gaslamp Killer is famous for. Meticulous arrangements, pace, narrative and emotional authenticity are prioritized over an all-out assault of catatonia-inducing madness to convey its message.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sea & Cake could have been in danger of becoming an indie-band-by-numbers, but 'Runner' is performed with all the vigour and aplomb of fresh-faced youngsters and executed with the deftness of touch of grizzled old hands.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that Efterklang have managed to cultivate such an effortless sounding exercise in sonic geographies is sheer testament to their skill as master artisans.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the lyrical focus on family life, this record is their most personal, powerful and cathartic yet.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strapped is a significant step forward from their debut; far more expansive and ambitious.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a seductive if not immediately obvious piece of work, her adventures into folky-jazz work well, never straying too far from pleasing familiarity into all-out experimentalism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times, the record is a grower. Off the bat, the singles sell the release but other numbers require additional listens to click. Having said that, once you hear that click this record is completely blinding.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WHY? have always been an acquired taste but anyone with a shred of interest in Yoni Wolf's idiosyncratic talents will find much to savour on a very impressive return.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Shut Down the Streets is] a truly mature and well-rounded work, with a complete lack of pretension, and a lot of warmth and heart.