Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 3,643 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 Siamese Dream [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
3,643 music reviews
    • 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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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's painful, joyful and glorious. [#5, p.98]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Top-notch stuff. [#7]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bouncy punk, bluesy rock and boozy pop: this is the real Graham Coxon. [#7]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quirkier, more electro-indie version of Bright Eyes, maybe; but super emotional and lovelorn, most definitely. [#5, p.101]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band has evolved, as all great bands should, by expanding their style and weaving different elements and moods into their music, resulting in a darker and more serious pop sound. [#7]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amazing Grace is loud, dirty, sloppy, and crude. But it rocks hard. [#5, p.103]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple, straightforward rhymes over fuzzed-out, good-time beats, mixed with acoustic guitar, Casio keyboards and handclaps. [#7]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While One Plus One Is One fails to fully capture the charm of his debut, it comes close. [#7]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you are severely depressed the laggard pace of this record will make it very hard to sit through. Yet each track is delightfully insteresting in its own right. [#5, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stimulating dance music with infectious grooves. [#7]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Broadcast might be the most fully realized electronic band out there. [#5, p.105]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A more pop-oriented approach, with acoustic textures and melancholic tendencies that recall some of the band's finer work. [#7]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eclectic, certainly, but for the most part it works. [#5, p.108]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perverted or not, the lyrics are hardly noticeable when used in such a beautiful melodic context. [#8, p.110]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An invigorating and refreshing sonic brew. [#7]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are Eitzel's purest confessionals to date. [#8, p.108]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Completes the near impossible accomplishment of making a mood record without becoming repetitive. [#7]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Practically bursts with lusciously arranged, mesmerizing songs that marry traditional rock instruments with electronic adornments. [#7]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another immensely satisfying release. [#8, p.108]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Herculean instrumental epic of beautiful depth, staggering grandiosity and extraterrestrial soundscapes. [#7]
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    • 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]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dropping the experimentation down a notch seems to have allowed a great batch of songs to shine through. [#7]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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