DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,284 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% 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 What Went Down
Lowest review score: 20 Last of Our Kind
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 1284
1284 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Concept albums may not be for everyone, and that's understandable, but they usually prove interesting at the very least, and this is no different.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [The Haunted Man is] beautiful, daring, and captivating, the sound of pop's dark heart carving out its own niche and cementing Khan's status as one of our most inventive, ambitious artists.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ever, there's a sonic depth here that most artists could only dream of attaining, he works melodic light and shade beautifully; perhaps never more so than on 'Hangtown', which is a veritable swoonfest.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an extremely fine album that is without doubt her best work yet.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a strong album and shows once and for all that Paul Banks doesn't need Interpol, Interpol needs him.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gem
    GEM is nothing short of spellbinding.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst it's a shame we've had to wait the best part of a decade for this collection of songs there is rejoicing in the fact these have been released to the musical world. There is little that will trouble MTV playlist compilers but much to satisfy soul-deprived purists.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a fine album. Pointed without being preachy, cerebral without being inaccessible and never anything less than thrilling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique record that puts a contemporary spin on an era that modern music forgot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a bewitching quality to it which suggests Clinic actually only exist in some form of musical vacuum. And right now, that sounds like a most spellbinding place to be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Koi No Yokan the band have not only delivered on their promises, but exceeded them so, whilst remaining one of the most engaging but remarkable heavy bands of our times.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They use a quiet/loud formula to epic create drone-filled symphonies, which rumble, crackle and erupt perfectly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though different in style and construction, they all succeed in doing in giving you the chills, in a whole new way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given time and patience, it will eventually unravel into a truly gripping that, although disturbing, is worth every minute of your time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an immersive album, without ever fading away from your immediate attention
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    sity. Dayve Hawke has created a record that's as graceful (sorry) as it is mighty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kin
    Kin is a hypnotic album on its own merit and needs no elaborate campaign to stand out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album of stirring highs and deeply intimate confessions takes the traditional live album to a new level.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lysandre frequently charms. It is a primarily low-key statement, but does enough to suggest that Owens' future post-Girls may be very promising.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arc
    Arc sees a stripped-back, 'more accessible' band.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its clarity, confidence, and cohesion set it apart from their debut which had room for improvement on those fronts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic is a great full-length debut that is far more than a nostalgia trip.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, seemingly indebted to many, this is a band equipped with new-found confidence, poise and an incredibly impressive sophomore effort.