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 II
Lowest review score: 20 Let It Reign
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 1154
1,154 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout, the record oozes an elegant stream of sophistication and songwriting nous, backed up by a rich, clearly well-thought out and measured Tucker Martine production.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    + -
    Mew have always been unpredictable, and with +- they prove, once again, that it’s all for the best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Highly recommended.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    he 2 Bears have once again triumphed at what they do best, serving up a vibrant and joyous take on the music that has shaped them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly astonishing, unique and unchallenged sound.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    II
    II is an advert to be a whole new generation’s Sonic Youth or Nirvana and on this performance, you’d be foolish not to buy in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instead of sewing the seed for a brighter future, TV on the Radio leap ahead with a renewed sense of being.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This far into his career Mark Lanegan was unlikely to start making albums that are any less than engaging, but it’s still testament to his creativity and love of his art that ‘Phantom Radio’ is such a successful departure from bluesy rock and roll.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Given time to develop and augment their tribal leanings, Ibeyi could and likely will prosper--but in current form it feels a little to offer a half-hearted hand on something more sacred.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's rich, vivid, and occasionally odd enough to give you a start.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a certain urgency lacking to 'Kill My Blues' - Tucker seems determined to tap in to a certain rage and angst, yet still manages to sound rote and homogeneous.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine album of rich, smooth, sunset-songs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SOHN's essentially written an album's worth of brilliant pop songs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given time and patience, it will eventually unravel into a truly gripping that, although disturbing, is worth every minute of your time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately Once More 'Round The Sun may not be as brilliant as last album 'The Hunter', but it's a fine piece of work and shows the band are not only ready for, but moreover deserving of their success.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While hardly covering new ground or expanding their sonic palette, English Oceans is a welcome addition to the Drive-By Truckers discography as well as their best since 2008’s ’Brighter Than Creation’s Dark’.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two thirds of the way in, the earth-shattering basslines make their way into the track, managing to reign in that sense of initial chaos, holding everything together and potently reminding any doubters that the trio--Efrim Menuck, Thierry Amar and Sophie Trudeau--have lost none of their sense of the epic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This record might not quite affiliate the soundtrack to your stereotypical image of a hoedown, but it’d more than cater for the boozy walk home under starry skies.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although still predominantly an instrumental album, there is substance enough on Breaks & Bone both musically and lyrically to reward those with the patience to persevere through the dense nature of the guitarist’s work and carefully unfurl its emotional layers to reveal a world of unhurried peacefulness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast Food is pretty successful in capturing the ups and downs of complicated relationships. The fact it manages that in a way which is neither hackneyed or predictable is near miraculous.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flourish // Perish is a thoroughly rewarding listen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Filled with experimental electronic goodness but maintaining a graspable simplicity throughout, Sleep Of Reason is a gorgeous and rewarding listen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Spoon and Wolf Parade fans may be mourning during the hiatus of their favourite bands, this is a tasty release in the interim.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    6 Feet Beneath The Moon broods, spits confidence and sits, thinks just as much.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Admittedly, her debut has been a bit of a long time coming--with last minute changes delaying until 2015--but with her songwriting already sounding accomplished and confident, it’s been time well spent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Terror stares back at you like panicked faces underneath a frozen lake, visible, but distant. It’s giant metallic bugs filling an apocalyptic sky and blotting out a blood red sun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Predictably, then, it's all too easy to 'find' (read: go searching for subconsciously or otherwise) shifts in the Welsh singer-songwriter's sound on this follow-up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2014 saw many bands trying to recreate sounds of the past in their own way, but with Viet Cong, the band are remoulding genre conventions and confirming that they’re not settling for anything other than pushing the boundaries.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Equally, whilst there are no real lows on the album, the highs are equally not of the sky-scraping variety, ‘Let Go’ ending the album on a quiet if easily forgettable note.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This debut sets a nice, if mostly safe, blueprint.