DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,089 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Undertow
Lowest review score: 20 Let It Reign
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 1089
1,089 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the evidence of To Pimp A Butterfly, Lamar’s work continues to place itself among the best.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This was bold move for Joyce Manor, but one that exemplifies exactly why they're loved.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They have managed to create an almost flawless punk album.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But by going through it all, by exposing all the pain, he’s created something beautiful and vital.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though some of their peers may have waned on their long, drawn out returns, Sleater-Kinney have only grown stronger in their time off. Ten years away has made them more essential than ever. Nostalgia be dammed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    St. Vincent showcases Annie Clark as a fiercely accomplished musician, a relentlessly original artist, and now, an innovator of pop.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a performance, a showcase of crazy that does nothing but dazzle.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an astonishingly good album, and the fact that it's a debut makes its stylistic and thematic consistency, as well as suave swagger, all the more to be recommended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Enter Shikari have made their mark with a hybrid theory of conflicting ideas but, unsure where they sit between Rage Against The Machine and Radiohead, it lacks real conviction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To Be Kind is a unique and wonderful achievement from a unique and wonderful band.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a clever, sophisticated album that still oozes warmth and affection. Superficiality and loneliness have never sounded so tender and dazzling.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a debut like few others. In fact, the only way we’ll ever get another record like Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is if Barnett hits Groundhog Day. It’s beyond bonzer, mate.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lonerism is an absolutely amazing and inspiring record.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As every track twists and turns, building upon their previous musical accomplishments, this feels like a band who have finally truly found their stride.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is hyperactive music, pushed to its limits.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, for all his determination to thumb his nose at convention, I Love You, Honeybear finds Tillman falling face first into perhaps the most expected of musical tropes: the “mature” sophomore release.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's clearly something here, there's an evolution in what Shields is doing. But, is it any good? Yes. Is it better than 'Loveless'? Probably not--and it's unfair to compare it to a predecessor that we've had two decades to live with and love. Given its gestation, it perhaps suffers from being a less cohesive body of work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Too Bright is a diverse, multi-faceted and all-absorbing slice of sheer mastery.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dense to the extreme, a thick fog of emotions that concedes nothing, this is as uncompromising and potentially definitive as a break-up album could ever be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Random Access Memories is, for all the DJ-on-camera dancing hype, an album in the proper sense of the word; these aren't thirteen dancefloor ready bangers, it's a grandiose statement of intent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Exploring further realms--both musically and lyrically--with familiar hands, heads and hearts, this is an album, and a band, ready to give survival a go.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Van Etten has gained in confidence and widened her scope, and the results are impressive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the hype machine had previously inflated letlive's worth beyond their means then with this LP they are most certainly redressing that balance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a breathless record, one that threatens to last an eternity--such is the speed and dazzling depth at which James expresses himself.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As stirring as some of the material is, there are a number of tracks where the weighty lyrical themes are coupled with languid and ponderous melodies which drag the pace right down to a deathly crawl.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a swaggering victory lap for two artists at the peak of their creativity; it's a record that sees their talents fused in the most cohesive way; it's a coming together of immense talents.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The narrative drawn by Marling throughout is at times heart-stopping, segues and recurrent motifs creating effortless enjambment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Koi No Yokan the band have not only delivered on their promises, but exceeded them so, whilst remaining one of the most engaging but remarkable heavy bands of our times.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LP1
    LP1 is a brave first step that she had to take. It’s not perfect, but anything this expressive and personally vital rarely is.