DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 887 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Do It Again
Lowest review score: 20 Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 887
887 music reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Love is a flawed collection that is on a par with Zomby’s previous work but one that is minted in the producer’s unique persona.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More than anything though this is a record which feels warmed by summer sun, reminiscent of misty sunsets to blistering mid-mornings it listens like an album made by a band from California rather than New York.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Idiots is the wonderful sound of The Electric Soft Parade belatedly coming of age.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unoriginal, yes, but while some elements can verge on sounding a bit tired in places, the notable musical lineage it follows gives The Mountain Moves the potential to be as timeless as it is conventional.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's very different, and whether or not it's better than The Mars Volta is a debate for others; what is clear is that Omar Rodriguez Lopez--and friends--still have a lot more to offer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You can be left feeling drained and exhausted after listening. What is clear, though, that if you give yourself over to it it is incredibly rewarding.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonically, it’s extremely impressive, and almost every song sounds massive. The cavernous sound suits the intensity of the band’s delivery.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is not their most groundbreaking work, but it's very easy to enjoy a band who themselves enjoy what they're creating.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a bit more focus and a more cohesive feel running throughout it, this could've been a great record. As it is, perhaps as a result of their success to date and the expectation it undoubtedly brings, it feels almost like a missed opportunity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a short and sweet affair, clocking in at just over half an hour, but Splashh don't need any longer than that to make their stamp.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Between The Walls is wonderfully unhinged; it just still needs a little more structure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To some Goldheart Assembly will stand as a fine example of musical romance, but others might not enjoy the beta endearment that washes over the record, and find it dry, maybe even a little dull.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The weight of the album and the somber nature of its subjects can nearly get too much at times. Yet it’s the lightness and dexterity in Nadine’s voice and songwriting that means she has created an album of stories that will warm you and keep you company.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing album befitting of a fascinating man.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoy music that’s fun and rousing and are curious about other musical traditions--even if they are all jumbled up together--then Pura Vida Conspiracy makes for a joyful, life-affirming experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a debut, Melbourne is about as honest an expression as it comes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A glorious mix of the human and machine where you don’t know what you’re going to get until it happens. It’s the best kind of surprise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The concept is interesting, it fits well with the sonic ambitions of the band, and for the most part it flows effectively and has good changes of timing and pace.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A promising album that should make the next journey with them all the more exciting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Each song sounds like it has an endearing air to it. At times the lack of polish can be grating, but there are moments of delicacy and sensitivity that create a more rounded record than seems to exist on first listen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You’ll come across both seemingly self-explanatory clues and more esoteric ones, which taunt you with their mysteries, and you will lose sense of time and reality as you wade through the debris. This album will absolutely floor you if given the chance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Save for a couple of filler tracks--especially the trashy, throwaway 'Staying Home'--I Hate Music is an earnestly constructed album of melodic alt-rock.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So Versions, the answer to the question of what happened when Zola Jesus met JG Thirlwell with orchestral intentions, is a success.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They’ve managed to balance brutality with a controlled ambience that takes nothing away from their distinctive character.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    6 Feet Beneath The Moon broods, spits confidence and sits, thinks just as much.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is among The Dodos’ best work--Carrier is a fitting eulogy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's an unabashed sweet sincerity to Dent May’s music that makes Warm Blanket a joy to listen to.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This record could well have been made 20 years ago, such is its timeless quality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that Vernon’s voice is so distinctive means it’s difficult to distinguish this from his Bon Iver work yet there’s more than enough shimmering beauty here to get excited about.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Khan's state of the world message might be slightly obscured, but there's an obvious feeling of hope and refreshing lack of restraint on this hugely enjoyable return.