DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 988 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 Luminous
Lowest review score: 20 Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 988
988 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whilst it's not the most cohesive electronic debut, there are some interesting ideas grounded in 'Order Of Noise' that are a jumping off point for Vessel's later material. This darker, more apocalyptic realm of electronic music is often cold and uninviting; sometimes that can work to its advantage but here, Gainsborough just falls short.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Savage Heart couldn't be more vital. What The Jim Jones Revue do is good. The way they do it is nothing short of brilliant.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What you’re left with is near 40 minutes of slow and sweaty seduction executed exquisitely by weeping guitar.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being a headrush of industrial, electronic blasts, the follow up to debut ‘GOB’ packs a warm heart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with a debut album, their ascent has been so steep the opening salvo feels like a premature greatest hits.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead & Born & Grown is a record perfect for those long dark winter nights, an emotionally rich collection of songs that deserves to put Watford firmly on the musical map.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is a record which will no doubt appeal to long-term fans of the band as it revels in the same sonic territory as their previous output, and it works as a party-starting soundtrack with its simple lyrics and vitality, but there's a distinct lack of any real depth or enterprise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a fine debut.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a feel good album, not through cynical design, but just through making whoever is listening feel good.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that Vernon’s voice is so distinctive means it’s difficult to distinguish this from his Bon Iver work yet there’s more than enough shimmering beauty here to get excited about.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is among The Dodos’ best work--Carrier is a fitting eulogy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On this record, their drum-and-synths minimalism is more refined, the bass-lines more prominent, the hooks almost embarrassingly memorable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most definitely one of the best albums of the year so far.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's never boring, the dynamism of the tracks means they all have a sense of motion. It's just, after a while, there doesn't seem to be a destination in mind.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sprightly, desperately alive and joyously nostalgic, Plumb sees Field Music waving an exultant goodbye to the shipwrecked post-punk revival they'd always been wary of and sailing into classic art-pop waters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These guys just made you want to flail your arms around and shout the lyrics. Heel-stomping music. God-forbid, head-banging music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TOY
    What 'TOY' lacks in originality, it more than makes up for with an incredibly rich dot-to-dot of psychedelia laced musical education, and this album is, to coin an awful new musical genre, Nu-new-wave at its very best.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moments like the stripped-back vulnerability of ‘Dust’ and the lyrical mirroring of ‘The Lovers’ show Deptford Goth at his minimal best.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The experience is filmic first and foremost, barely for a minute could Les Revenants survive as a stand-alone album, but it’s the curiosity and atmospherics of that leant narrative that compels the listener through the album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where The Acid surpass their peers is with the sheer emotional depth layered into each track.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Contact is a disappointment because it's packed with untapped potential, which never seems to be fully realised.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most complete archiving of everywhere Nine Inch Nails has been, but more than that a jaw-dropping preview of everywhere it can go.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A reminder of the echoing, scatter-brain drumming trips of the good old days.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gallows at their harshest, their angriest and their most thrilling and it turns out that no change in frontman can stop that.
    • 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').
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whilst songs from this new record will actually fit nicely besides tracks from ‘Old Pine’ and ‘The Lack Long After’, Keep You as a whole, is somewhat forgettable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without a doubt an audacious first effort, Adult Jazz have lovingly crafted a record of intriguing, ear-catching pop music on Gist Is.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Complex, and replete with glitches, slow beats and breakdowns, In A Dim Light is as captivating as 'Condors', yet with an evident sense of renewed direction and focused calm and quietude.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album which is deluged in melancholy of the sweetest kind, 'Threads' undoubtedly deserves your ears.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another triumph.