DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 906 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 Night Time, My Time
Lowest review score: 20 Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 906
906 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Time Team' is a hugely rewarding album that delivers rich emotional laden electronic music with a human heart and an impressive debut.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly astonishing, unique and unchallenged sound.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Best Coast will never win over the cynics who like their music to sport a more assured style of intelligence and invention, but for those who fell in love with the sunburnt stoner of old, there's plenty more to revel in, here.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great album full of slightly haywire, unpretentious pop music.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is perhaps no band with a greater appreciation of the sheer joy and thrill of pop music in its purest form than Saint Etienne. 'Words And Music By Saint Etienne' is not only their own unique take on what pop means to them it is also an incredibly fine album.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very impressive debut. The best thing about it is you get the sense he has only just started.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is perhaps Sigur Rós' most human-sounding album to date, too. Prepped for intimate nights with loved ones and exhausting journeys back home; it's an album that ditches the dramatic and brings in the calm.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A complete joy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vital, woozy summer repose, nine tracks in the perfect sequence for drifting off on a lazy, languorous May afternoon.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    '2:54' is the sound of two Fallen Angels back to steal what's left of your soul; it's sultry, it's mischievous, and it's damn near magnificent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot of the songs are solid hits in the making.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This was bold move for Joyce Manor, but one that exemplifies exactly why they're loved.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful start.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album that immerses you into its world, a headphones record that is at once both their most accessible and their most challenging, revealing new layers after every listen. Unpredictable, in the very best way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Howlin' Pelle and co... have returned with the pomp, charisma and contagious sense of fun they're known for, with a surprising variety added in to the mix.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [In Our Heads] is another joyous triumph.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The perfect soundtrack to the festival season and those long days when you sit in the shade with a cool drink.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'Mutual Friends' is an album that just gets better and better with every listen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'The Tarnished Gold' is a tighter, more familiar album from a band that have always done their own thing, and it's a very well-worked compromise – this is fantastic stuff.
    • 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.