DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,658 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 DAMN.
Lowest review score: 20 Songs for Our Mothers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 1658
1658 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warm and opening yet still dazzlingly inventive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an album to intently listen to every single line and every single syllable. There is a strange kind of hope and joy to the album's warmest moments that belie the, at times, dark themes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Until The Quiet Comes is an album that is celebratory and desolate, dense and sparse, dark and colourful--a trippy, fantastical ride that only he could create a path for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The narrative drawn by Marling throughout is at times heart-stopping, segues and recurrent motifs creating effortless enjambment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TOY
    What 'TOY' lacks in originality, it more than makes up for with an incredibly rich dot-to-dot of psychedelia laced musical education, and this album is, to coin an awful new musical genre, Nu-new-wave at its very best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forest Swords’ debut long-player is electronic mastery at its very finest, because Engravings manages to make electronic music feel tactile, organic, and alive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Shrines' is a joy from start to finish, with a sticking power that so many others seem to lack.... It would be no surprise to see Purity Ring top the end of year round-ups.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple, catchy, and ruthlessly energetic, it’s an irresistible mix, and refreshing to hear a band oozing with such raw passion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It should go without saying but it needs to said: this is an intricate, jarring and complicated piece of work and is undeniably brilliant.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a gorgeous album of soundscapes that are able to stand up alone.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lonerism is an absolutely amazing and inspiring record.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a first collection of work from the band this is a stunning release, bursting with life and creativity and fully deserving of the attention and praise that is bound to come its way.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rise Ye Sunken Ships is a monster of an album, rich in credibility and one that is often raucous, but never noisy.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Filtered through a dispersing wall of glistening synths and trippy haze, Ester is a sonically rich debut.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With new tools, they’ve taken liftoff from a proven formula when they really didn’t have to.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s two sides to Blood, that much is certain, and it’s the juxtaposition of these cradling tracks with the gut punchers that really leaves you breathless for more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone isn’t as callow as previous Chastity Belt records, and intentionally so, fully digging up the sadness that always lay ever-dormant beneath their tinny-swigging chaos, and leaving behind biting mockery for something that feels vaguer, and also more universal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haunting, intoxicating and crystal clear, the record is both sad it’s over and excited that things haven’t even begun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because for all the added atmospherics, the album never feels overcrowded - Daughn Gibson’s haunting baritone always shines through.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Four is better [than debut album, Silent Alarm]. Or at the very least as good.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You’ll be hard pressed to find a better document of troubled teenagehood than Vile Child.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Raging at full throttle, IDLES’ debut is as dirty as it is messy. An exhilarating escape along frenzied rhythms and powerhouse rhythms with a ferocious commentary for guidance, Brutalism is as vital as it is volatile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By building his own synths and meeting his troubles head-on, Nielson has created a bizarre take on romance, one that for the most part breeds devastating results.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The final word sees Neck Of The Woods as a great alternative rock record that will hopefully spur the band onward where 'Swoon' had them treading water.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taking an unmistakable euphoria and driving it home, with Life Of Pause Wild Nothing might have planted their feet firmly on the ground, but that hasn’t stopped Jack Tatum from creating a soundscape straight from your wooziest daydream.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moving beyond previous stand-out singles, Scheller also treads new paths, with varied results.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Positivity has no bounds, and in Galore this London duo has successfully created a prescription for crummy moods, rain soaked commutes and even the slightest hint of misery.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a thirty-five minute blast of garage rock of the highest calibre. Consider all boxes ticked: carefree, angry, passionate, loud, relentless, and fun.