DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,154 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Year of the Hare [EP]
Lowest review score: 20 Let It Reign
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 1154
1,154 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all its unoriginality, Clarietta more than makes amends with the proficient psychedelia of its groove-based jams.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout, the record oozes an elegant stream of sophistication and songwriting nous, backed up by a rich, clearly well-thought out and measured Tucker Martine production.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With this record Hopkins has finally succeeded in putting on record a definitive statement of his musical vision and ideas.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fire will simmer out, and one day this record will sound ridiculously dated, but for the time being it is everything 2013 requires.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fleshed out with a full band, tracks like newest single ‘In Your Car’ sound dramatic, full-bodied, but still in possession of the emotional intricacies that made us enjoy Big Deal in the first place.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only ambitious, Blood & Chemistry is also invigorating.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boards of Canada have created a fascinating vision, one that will reveal more and more gifts over time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Richly detailed and supremely defined, Half Of Where You Live is a wonderfully vivid follow up from a producer at the top of his game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ambition often manifests itself into self-indulgence, and from the off you're convinced Field Of Reed could slip into said territory. But it's an exceptional case, where its makers hit the jackpot, where imagination runs riot and gets away with every daring feat, each one more foolish than the previous.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Howlin' works impeccably as a whole. Equally uplifting and calming, it's the dancefloor via the beach.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tape Two sees them moving further away from a classic De La Soul template into something deeper and darker.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result feels less like accidentally walking into David Attenborough's funeral and more like some incredible, unrealised score for an immersive, imagined Icelandic crime drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not a punk record for people who like Blink-182 but a punk record for people who like punk.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soft Will marks Smith Westerns moving into another realm of quality and experimentation, and, to put it quite simply, this album is just a complete pleasure to listen to.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ranging from intimidating to wonderfully eye-opening, it's always forthright, and it barely falters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Oasis bled into mediocrity faster than you can say 'Blur were better', but just occasionally on Spacehopper in Tripwires you can see the same ambition and pop nous that made their early tracks such a thrill to the mainstream.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s immediate and hard-hitting in the same way as blues rock.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because for all the added atmospherics, the album never feels overcrowded - Daughn Gibson’s haunting baritone always shines through.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a swaggering victory lap for two artists at the peak of their creativity; it's a record that sees their talents fused in the most cohesive way; it's a coming together of immense talents.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the hype machine had previously inflated letlive's worth beyond their means then with this LP they are most certainly redressing that balance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than three decades on from the day the pair first met in an electronics shop on the King's Road the Pet Shop Boys still manage to pack more ideas in an album than many others do in a thirty year career.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swim Deep have written a youthful, entertaining debut that it’s hard to find fault with, and they graduate from B-Town with a first class degree.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times bleak and nigh on disturbing yet always thick with complexity, it's a record which takes many, many listens to get to grips with and rewards repeat listens with almost unbelievable depth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aluna and George balance each other in the perfect see-saw, and Body Music is an absolute playground of pop music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Savage Heart couldn't be more vital. What The Jim Jones Revue do is good. The way they do it is nothing short of brilliant.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Filled with experimental electronic goodness but maintaining a graspable simplicity throughout, Sleep Of Reason is a gorgeous and rewarding listen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    II
    II is their finest work yet and cements the fact that Moderat have developed into a dance act whose existence should never have even been questioned in the first place.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hobo Rocket is a genuinely believable, and extremely successful celebration.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Washed Out himself stumbled first time round, even. Here he creates a fuller piece, totally unconcerned with its context and its audience. Hence why it excels.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may seem strange to get so excited about a record of vocal loops, but Barwick continually proves that truism that art isn't about elements but what you make of them--and this latest album is simply sublime.