DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 1,286 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 II
Lowest review score: 20 Last of Our Kind
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 1286
1286 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The universal themes and her way to create tales that draw you in, make for an album that’s more emotionally resonant than her debut.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, misty yet vibrant, luxurious yet disquieting, 'Melody's Echo Chamber' is a lovely record full of dualities.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wonderfully courageous, Gibson's reflections make her latest record her most accomplished work yet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hundred Waters lay out all their cards on this album and use every single tiny part for all its worth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arc
    Arc sees a stripped-back, 'more accessible' band.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Preternaturals is graceful and intriguing, if not vastly pulse quickening.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The trick is that, while you know that she's stretching, she never sounds anything less than completely comfortable and in total control.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At times it's so polite and elegant it almost passes you by, yet on every song you're soon gently overpowered by the sheer heart and homespun wisdom of the lyrics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being a headrush of industrial, electronic blasts, the follow up to debut ‘GOB’ packs a warm heart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall Beat the Champ will no doubt prove a hit with die-hard Mountain Goats fans, however as a standalone album it lacks a coherent sound.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, this is an album with a whimsical construct that fails to extend its ideas and live up to its musical promise.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Days Are Gone confirms what everybody already knew in fabulous style; that Haim are the band to shout about.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xen
    It’s not quite the full spectrum of colours, but there’s an ambitious scale within its palette that allows Arca to craft the textural masterpiece that Xen quite often hints at being.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much like Nirvana's 'Incesticide' or Smashing Pumpkins 'Pisces Iscariot', this is an excellent record in its own right, and an essential addition to any collection for both ardent Frankophiles as well as those just discovering him.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big Grrrl Small World is an intentionally intense listen – Lizzo’s physical presence (a black woman,“statuesque and big as hell”) is placed meticulously front and centre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Fucked Up’s more experimental efforts may be left slightly underwhelmed by Glass Boys, but for what is at heart a hardcore band, it is still a hugely ambitious and exciting record, that hits top gear almost immediately and barely shifts down until the final piano melody of its eponymous closer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Choreography is tailor made alternative pop of the highest degree, with enough ear friendly, sing-a-long melodies to entice even the 'older' generation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonnymoon have taken all that we know of our earthly pop, and reconstructed them through the eyes of an alien, and as their first official attempt, it's a pretty good one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The record’s constant hums and oohs at times whitewash even Algiers’ loftiest intentions, but the moments of clarity amongst all the murk mark the trio out as something staunchly individual.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [In Our Heads] is another joyous triumph.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may seem strange to get so excited about a record of vocal loops, but Barwick continually proves that truism that art isn't about elements but what you make of them--and this latest album is simply sublime.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baird has produced a record that you know deserves to be heard, yet want to keep all to yourself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The song structures are comparatively comprehensible, and ultimately, the whole process would be somewhat superfluous if the duo weren’t capable of creating something worthwhile to sonically experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s still a work that’s defined by its own dynamism. Anyone following these guys from the start won’t have doubted their capabilities, but that doesn’t stop A Dream Outside from dwarfing expectations.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here and Nowhere Else is relentless in the best possible way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s all very here and now.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What With Light And With Love lacks in surprises, it more than makes up for with quality.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More than one kitchen sink has been proudly gafer-taped to their musical fun bus; every idea--however half-formed--integrated with complete confidence. Delivered with the swagger of someone who’s just half-inched Joseph’s Technicolor Dreamcoat, it works spectacularly.