Under The Radar's Scores

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For 3,467 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Spiderland [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
3,467 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the production techniques are so ingenious as to occasionally outshine the melodic content of the songs themselves, these are first and foremost pop songs. [#8, p.115]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Old 97's have become synonymous with infectious melodies and whip-smart lyrics, and they don't disappoint on album number five. [#7]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eclectic, certainly, but for the most part it works. [#5, p.108]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perverted or not, the lyrics are hardly noticeable when used in such a beautiful melodic context. [#8, p.110]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An invigorating and refreshing sonic brew. [#7]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are Eitzel's purest confessionals to date. [#8, p.108]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Completes the near impossible accomplishment of making a mood record without becoming repetitive. [#7]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Practically bursts with lusciously arranged, mesmerizing songs that marry traditional rock instruments with electronic adornments. [#7]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another immensely satisfying release. [#8, p.108]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Herculean instrumental epic of beautiful depth, staggering grandiosity and extraterrestrial soundscapes. [#7]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sounding even sparser in instrumentation and sonic flavor than the previous record, Chutes often comes across like a Mercer solo project. [#5, p.104]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dropping the experimentation down a notch seems to have allowed a great batch of songs to shine through. [#7]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In taking back the rawness of [their] first e.p., the band have simultaneously acquired the courage to experiment with a surprising number of styles. [#9]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's so exhilarating about this record, despite all its precise playing, is the casual way in which it shifts rhythmically, never seeming to follow a specific course, yet never losing its way. [#7]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stunning return filled with irresistible pop of all varieties.... Note to major labels: you missed a gem. [#5, p.116]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this is ultimately a more sophisticated record, it's probably a less obvious one, too. [#7]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though the best moments here hold their own with anything he has yet released, the lesser tracks show the first signs of diminishing returns on Banhart's previously limitless talent. [#8, p.108]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The swampy British folk-funk tracks stand on their own, making for a cracking debut. [#8, p.113]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band's most organic and least groove-centric release, as well as their warmest and... most affecting. [#7]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new material sounds more unified and danceable. [#8, p.106]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gamble that paid off in spades for a band that... is still sounding fresher, tighter and more relevant with each record. [#8, p.107]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superwolf is simultaneously bleak and tender, the kind of album to reveal itself in layers over time. [#9]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful album of white noise married with catchy shoegaze harmonies. It's like Four Tet mixed with Radiohead. [#8, p.106]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The varied sounds and variety show that he has more tricks up his sleeve than I was led to believe. [#9]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's clearly not the best The Wedding Present have done, but it far exceeds anything they wrote after '92. [#9]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No one else sounds like him, and these are the best songs he's ever played. [#9]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The production and arrangements on End Of Love are more varied and exciting than on Snide's previous efforts. [#8, p.106]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Loads of fun dance songs and sexy pop numbers. [#9]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Steps up the electronica angle and moves forward into territory both more danceable and sonically challenging. [#9]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times, the songs get bogged down in too much heavy instrumentation, but they are always saved by [Homme's] soothing, drawling vocals. [#9]