Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 3,544 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:
3,544 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are really, really beautiful songs. [#11, p.116]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plans is a careful but not calculated album, accessible but hardly immediate, and likely to frustrate those who want it to fuel either side of an ideological debate on what it means to be indie. [#10, p.106]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much of the inensity burned into Banhart's previous albums is missing, and Crow is, upon closer look, largely a hodgepodge of references and genres... but Banhart manages to make the album sound cohesive. [#11, p.109]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderfully unified and realized effort, showcasing a band that has never sounded more sure of themselves. [#11, p.112]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Double is poised to overtake Yo La Tengo's avant-pop throne, but it's still early. [#11, p.114]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rare EP that feels more like a full-length release with the filler trimmed. [#11, p.117]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Canucks, you've outdone yourselves again. [#11, p.113]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Z
    Z is the point of light where My Morning Jacket loses any stereotype or easy niche, and instead becomes a huge, absolutely necessary rock band. [#11, p.108]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Runners Four may not break new ground, but Deerhoof's sense of unpredictability remains. [#11, p.106]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No, the album will not change your life as of yet, but it might prolong it before we’re all wiped off the planet by environmental destruction. [#11]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's taken ten years, but our beloved Mode has returned in fast fashion. [#11, p.106]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfect mix of tender melodies and rock and roll. [#11, p.108]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album of simple pleasures and the kind of detail that rewards with each listen. [#11, p.116]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quite a piece of work. [#11, p.115]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Recording's musical vignettes display equal parts languor and incitement. [#11, p.105]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Captures a band at the height of their creative powers. [#12, p.95]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A folksy, crooning, homespun collection of intimate, honest, and bittersweet songs that actually doesn't sound like the Rilo Kiley canon. [#12, p.92]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's McCaughey's vision that drives the 5, and the listener couldn't be in more capable hands. [#12, p.92]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Towards the end, the IDM glitches in the beats become slightly repetitive, but repeated spins reward with some real knee-slappin' revelations. [#12, p.96]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brilliantly combines classic pop, fuzzy guitar effects, and electronic music into an effervescent cohesion. [#12, p.93]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At 38 minutes, the album never lets up, never bores and constantly introduces new and interesting sounds to tantalize your brain. [#13, p.92]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sharpen[s] the band's lurching marching band rhythms and broaden[s] their carnival show clatter while retaining most of the band's unkempt self-possession. [#13, p.97]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vintage Stereolab. [#13, p.95]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Musically, the boys prove once again that grunge needn't be reduced to Black Sabbath meets Black Flag. [#13, p.94]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The revelation of Mr. Beast is that it's the closest Mogwai have come to capturing the raw intensity of their live power. [#13, p.93]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twelve of the most lyrically and musically ambitious songs of her career. [#12, p.90]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album that is not only one of the very best in his career but likely one of the best you'll hear from any singer-songwriter this year. [#13, p.86]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Childishly simplistic, yet compulsively catchy, pop tunes that are unabashedly British. [#14]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Admittedly, the tracks take multiple listens to truly grasp beyond their primal appeal. [#13, p.92]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The numbers within Hello Young Lovers are rock operatic gems that subvert all notions of what a pop song should be. [#13, p.94]
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