DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 941 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 941
941 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes gloriously messy, sometimes just simply glorious, it is probably the most fun you'll have all year rhyming with harpists.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who like their light-hearted empty-headed fun to contain a certain amount of concealed depth, Dynamics certainly does the trick.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a rewarding experience and probably one of the closest, most intimate listens an artist will offer this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Days Are Gone confirms what everybody already knew in fabulous style; that Haim are the band to shout about.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They may have deserved the montages to move along their story, but this time round there's no denying it. Wake up, world--eight years in, Sky Larkin are demanding your attention. Deny them at your own risk.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With fourth album Reflektor, their past is documented in vivid detail, delivered with such urgency and bombast it's difficult to look ahead. But look ahead they do, arriving with their fullest and most ambitious record to date.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s all very here and now.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Krauss is on delicious vocal form throughout, sounding both as fierce and feminine as ever, matching cutting lyrics with sounds so girlish they almost risk being cutesy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One Breath is a beautiful, atmospheric triumph.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Electronic in the loosest, most deformed sense, Psychic rips up convention from the seams to the centre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the sound of a band who have re-discovered the party (the good bits, the bad bits, the seedy bits) and the result is that Too Weird... is an album that pops and fizzes with excitement, vim and intent.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times it’s a strange record. The rough tones don’t register as forcefully as the hooks on previous works. That said, it’s a rewarding listen, one that eventually embeds itself once given full attention.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not as acoustic and stripped back as some will expect but it does not disappoint (unless you were waiting on eleven 'Ballgames').
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever the contributing factors to Bubblegum and 'Bulldozer', it's clear this is Devine brimming with confidence and energy--and to remarkable effect.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a crossover record rich with cultural touchstones.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It feels darker, somehow, deliciously shadowey.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soaring arrangements and long tracks create a journey, as engaging as it is dramatic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It stands before you with the reverence of a cathedral and leaves you with a lasting sense of piety and clarity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one gripped with thoughts of death and yet somehow it's is the very sound of being alive. Los Campesinos! are a band who've clearly grown up, but here, that's only a good thing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first half of the album is a joy. The second half is even better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bikini Daze proves that MØ has pretty much mapped out every aspect of her identity; it's up to her which path she chooses to take.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    M.I.A is a maverick writing this album only for herself and her cause, but still, Matangi is a welcome return to form.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surfing Strange has the band gliding over waves at record height, with barely a single hiccup.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Doing it with a little help from his friends, he's easily landed on his best album yet, out of any guise taken on in the last 10 years.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What is particularly impressive about the EP is its diversity, without diversion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amateurish, but defiantly unperturbed, this is a grave and momentous listen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An experimental collection of recordings that shows just how well they are progressing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Familiar yet new and exciting, individualistic without being exclusive, ambitious yet welcoming and engaging, and inventive without becoming the sound of being clever for being clever's sake.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It seals the chapter of Jordan’s late teens, early twenties, and it lands up being his finest work by a country mile.