Under The Radar's Scores

  • TV
  • Music
For 4,136 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
4136 music reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Welcome to Goon Island never seems to find dry land. [Winter 2008]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The whole thing almost makes you wonder if Kevin Barnes isn't fucking around just to see what he can get away with, as he spends the better part of the record playing against his own strengths and nearly everything the listener has come to expect. [Fall 2008, p.77]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Getting mauled by that white tiger sounds a bit more exiting. [Year End 2008]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Megapuss seems like one bad decision after another. [Year End 2008]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Any way you slice it, Trail Of The Dead is a sad case in selling out. [Winter 2009, p.68]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A Woman A Man Walked By is a side project in the worst sense of the term; a slight diversion that's really for Harvey completists only. [Spring 2009, p.66]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The brashness of the band's seminal debut is gone, and what's left is a band that seems to have rushed an album out only in order to get back on stage to try to make it interesting. [Spring 2009, p.79]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Between the shrill, semi-anonymous voice of Elly Jackson, and Ben Langmaid's clunky paint-by-numbers beats, La Roux's eponymous debut already feels dated. [Fall 2009, p.74]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The fragments don't fit together, and one ends up dreading the next mistep. [Fall 2009, p.74]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Yeah Ghost is simply too experimental. [Fall 2009, p.74]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Aside from the obvious point that it is strange hearing Dylan, née Robert Zimmerman, singing Christmas songs, it is often just awkward to listen to the elder's scraggly croak making its way through commonly known carols.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    They rarely let loose with their old 4AD/post-punk strafing runs. [Holiday 2009, p.80]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Real Life Is No Cool plays more like a tug-of-war as singer and producer struggle to find harmony between two disparate sounds. [Holiday 2009, p.81]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's little to make them noticeable today. [Winter 2010, p.69]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Origins is frankly very boring. [Winter 2010, p.71]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    More often than not, Michael Grubbs' painfully bland vocals cause the whole thing to come crashing back to earth. [Winter 2010, p.72]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Over the wandering course of these 11 tracks, Francis is the aural equivalent of a boxer who's had five too many concussions coming out for one last payday. [Spring 2010, p.68]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sia's latest full-length We Are Born, is, in a word, confusing. [Summer 2010, p.85]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While Ashcroft should be applauded for trying something entirely new, TUNOS is overly eager to please, overly stylized, and falls way short of honoring the genres for which Ashcroft clearly cares deeply. [Feb 2011, p.70]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's not easy to describe what's going on here, if one can even figure it out anyway.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Thieves are excellent hijackers, but you could just pick up a New Order or Joy Division album for a more authentic experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    ...Featuring might make a great stocking stuffer for mom, but even she might have trouble swallowing over an hour of Jones; innocuous and predictable soft rock. [Year End 2010, p.77]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, they're not quite tall enough yet to ride the same coaster as Editors, much less Interpol, much, much less Joy Division.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Art for art's sake may impress at parties, but recorded it brings teh good times to a screeching halt. [Feb. 2011, p. 70]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A mighty attempt at thinking outside the box, ultimately Anika is simply an attempt at sound and fury, signifying nothing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For the most part, Hauschka's attempt at turning the piano into a percussion instrument falls short. [May 2011, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The new sounds end up grating against the vocals, which will always sound whiskey-soaked, and playing against the band's strengths. [May 2011, p.88]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    They reportedly had some difficulties securing a label for this release. And Unfortunately, it's easy to see why; Girls hits the panic button pretty early on. [Jul 2011, p.78]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    On the whole, the album feels like a parody of music's tropes, limping along with no real soul.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The bolstered instrumentation doesn't hide some of her weakest songwriting.