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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every song has multiple hooks, catching your brain and pulling your toes up and down to the rhythm.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They're a throwback to the eighties heyday of playing around with the familiar shapes and sounds of songs whilst still being, well, listenable and accessible.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    180
    Palma Violets' deliciously raggedy rock is enveloping.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each song feels like a separate vignette, but putting your finger on the exact theme isn't easy; more often it's left entirely to the interpretation of the listener.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Torres is a promising, impassioned debut.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Woman, they’ve bypassed the hurdle of dangerous, immaterial preconceptions by creating the ultimate debut album: a future classic brimming with effortless, tangible love songs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beautiful part about Bad Blood is that it is both entirely predictable yet completely disarming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Parker's vocals have taken a noticeably more prominent role, often duetting with herself rather than her husband.... Songs like 'Four Score' and 'Holy Ghost'--where Parker takes the lead--are buoyed by unashamedly gospel-inflected chorales. And it works, wonderfully.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Moon is a rare and very special album.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As effortlessly rich as Wondrous Bughouse seems for the listener, it's evident this record took Powers to places he wishes he’d never been. Darkness has never sounded so gloriously technicolor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It serves us like a well-bound photo album which we can flick through and see snapshots of the band at certain moments in their short, yet successful, life so far.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without doubt, this is Kate's heartbreak album; candid in its inspiration, both musically and emotionally
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Leeds five-piece combine psychedelia, krautrock and gonzo rock 'n roll to unashamedly epic effect on this surprisingly immediate debut album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cerulean Salt represents an outstanding example of that talent blossoming into one of US indie’s most vital and compelling voices.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's loveable, thrilling and properly innovative.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blessed with a beautiful, halting falsetto and a way with words, he is a very sad man, and this is a very sad album. It will make you want to lie down in the dark for a while and think about things.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Comedown Machine has done the best thing The Strokes could have done.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Afraid Of Heights is a far stronger and much more accomplished effort, sounding more like an apposite album than any of Wavves' back catalogue.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn’t a band going through the motions, it’s a band going through a violent and explosive rebirth, a return to form that’s almost unparalleled.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine album of rich, smooth, sunset-songs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not have the global appeal of his OF stable mate’s Channel Orange, but it is certainly his most accessible and enjoyable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both heavy and cumbersome and light and uncertain, it will prove difficult for some to find an entrance to it, but once you’re inside you’ll find yourself enveloped by its bold experimentation and the stunning way they execute it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After the immediacy of Wolfgang, ‘Bankrupt!’ can seem like a sidestep. But delve deeper and this is an album reveals itself as a gem; one which mixes their crowd-pleasing hooks with an inventive shift in their sound.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst not necessarily as endearing as their previous records, Birthmarks may in fact be better.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What stops the record being preposterous, what keeps it charming and fun throughout, what makes it okay for ‘Mid Century Modern Nightmare’ to rhyme “bourgeoisie” with “cups of tea” is the presence of Gruff.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monomania is an easy album to become monomaniac about.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album is about taking control back. It does it with conviction and vigour, with squalling guitars and wiry bass lines.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An intelligent and, most importantly, a cathartic album it allows Ghostpoet to shed his worries in the most eloquent and interesting ways.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Britain of 2013 may be a place full of dread in Primal Scream’s world but that sense of anger has prompted them to deliver an extremely impressive return that’s brash, bold and often brilliant.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a gulf between even At The Drive-In and how extreme Dillinger can be, but on One Of Us Is The Killer, they've finally written a record that bridges that gap while staying true to themselves.