Under The Radar's Scores

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For 3,632 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Love Kraft
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
3,632 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a rare album in this genre that blends relaxation with excitement so perfectly, that stays cool without ever being aloof or dragging.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As much as they try to shy away from the shoegaze label, Cheatahs have crafted an album which, if not for coming out tow decades after the fact, could stand with some of the genre's greats. [Feb/Mar 2014, p.70]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On a whole, St. Vincent might not be quite as distinctive or as audacious as Strange Mercy. Clark, however, has found a consistency which is rare among artists, stemming from the confidence she has in her voice and vision. It's enough to make song after song worth savoring. [Feb/Mar 2014, p.76]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pushing away the froth and frivolity, they leave a darker, more satisfying, and ultimately superior record in their wake. [Feb/Mar 2014, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With all of its subtlety, Lost In The Dream drags a bit in small sections, but it's a small price to pay for such an immensely enjoyable record. [Feb/Mar 2014, p.76]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The kind of envelope-pushing on Mess is nothing if not mature, simultaneously punk as fuck and utterly refined. [Feb/Mar 2014, p.72]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The results are a wistful, free-wheeling and intimate snapshot of DeMarco's psyche-an album that is more complex than you might assume, but more rewarding for it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This record feels even more pinpoint-focused than her first--perhaps thanks to its recurring themes--and the shaking, distorting sounds she's wrapped around her voice are as beautifully unsettling as her words.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While these forays into uncharted territory are wonderful, it's when they stay closer to the "Still Life" template that Luminous really shines.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Stay Gold should surely find itself in contention as one of the best albums of the year as 2014 draws to an end.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Clean's a;most comical level of prescience just wouldn't mean as much if Anthology weren't a trove littered with gemlike melodies. [Jun-Jul 2014, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whatever their next move, Gist Is will leave a mark for Adult Jazz as an innovative and sophisticated act that surpassed all expectations.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
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    This might be FKA twigs' first full-length, but it demands attention.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Alt-J taking their distinct sound but adding and subtracting those small building blocks to make something familiar yet beautifully innovative. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.72]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Every track's beat structure is completely different and exciting because of it, yet each couldn't be mistaken for anyone other than SBTRKT. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.78]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What makes the set worthwhile are the live tracks and demos.... The largeness of these songs and the powerful punch they packed as both radio hits and Britpop anthems continues to resonate nearly 20 years after the fact.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is more than an album--this is an exemplar of contemporary boundary-pushing art to be consumed slowly and patiently. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.80]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On The Hum, the likes of "On Leaving" and closer "Retreat" are underlain with frothy keyboards that imbibe them with a touch of pop brilliance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leo has proven himself a songwriter of intricacy and experiment, but what he's created with Shake the Sheets are not just songs. They are mantras. [#8, p.110]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band's melodies continue to be undeniable, but when guitar solos are added to the mix, the combination is electric. [#9]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is real emotion and beauty to be found in her yearning. [#7]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the essential electronic platters of the year. [#5, p.106]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If 1992's Dirty caught the grunge zeitgeist, Nurse might capture something of indie rock's recent taste for emotional epics. [#7]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Mars Volta has created the antithesis of ATDI, leaving behind any formula or typicality. What they kept was the fire, the fury, and the passion. [#5, p.107]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brett's arrangements are usually dead-on, emphasizing the acoustic guitar and vocals while accenting with an organ or singing saw. [#5, p.113]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Any fans of Jewel turned off by her recent pop conversion should find some solace, and even some better tunes, in Leona Naess. [#5, p.114]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some say electroclash. Wrong. This is rock and roll. [#5, p.103]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A kaleidoscopic dance record that borrows a bit from Remedy and Rooty but... has a labyrinthine identity all its own. [#5, p.98]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BSP are in a league of their own -- a young band with an arsenal of ideas, the brains to pull them off and the guts to let them loose into the world. [#5, p.98]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hocus Pocus is comprised of simple, beautiful songs, humbly Enon with all aspects of their trademark bite of irony, sarcasm, fondness and regret. [#5, p.101]
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