DIY Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 880 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 880
880 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 87 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
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    Their most complete record by a serious stretch, it's a work that laughs, cries, detests, adores and above anything else inspires.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite all the doubts and the self-admonishing, in a strange way you won’t find a more affirming album all year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both heavy and cumbersome and light and uncertain, it will prove difficult for some to find an entrance to it, but once you’re inside you’ll find yourself enveloped by its bold experimentation and the stunning way they execute it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part this is a flawless, breathless lap around both pop and "underground" music. 'Devotion' is the sound of modern pop, modern love - and heartbreak.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Muchacho is a record which can soothe even the darkest nights and moods.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boards of Canada have created a fascinating vision, one that will reveal more and more gifts over time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Goldfrapp's singles collection is a triumph of compellingly brilliant classy pop.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By intention or coincidence, the band's debut boils over with frustration. And all you crave is a piece of it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While The National don't progress or indeed offer anything new to outstanding cynics, they instead rejoice in their strengths of detailing life and all its sorry baggage in the most beautiful of ways.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This album, for a short time, will make you question your sanity and the world around you.