Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 3,567 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 SMiLE
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
3,567 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's their best yet, and that's saying something. [#5, p.100]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ice from Vespertine has melted, and Bjork's voice sounds reborn like a phoenix from the flame. [#7]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be the band's definitive moment... but, arguably, it is the experimental indie pop album of the summer. [#7]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The inclusion of organic instruments really takes M83's keyboard-based material to the next level. [#8, p.107]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic work of art from a modern master of pop music. [#9]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A crowning achievement. [#9]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs all sound cleaner and tighter than those off the critically praised Lapalco, but instead of over-produced banality you're left with pure pop perfection. [#9]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The group had a lot of hype to live up to and they nearly managed to do it. [#9]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the best-written songs of this new century. [#9]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A shiny gem of a record. [#9]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An indie epic smeared with doubt and guilt that flows out of a forced smile. [#10, p.113]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An immersive experience that has unexpected turns and deep emotions at the core of every song. [#10, p.114]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The New Pornographers shine because every member gets their due. [#10, p.107]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    However beguilingly perfect their debut was, Noah's Ark surpasses it in nearly every aspect. [#10, p.105]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Supergrass hasn't bothered with an unnatural, radical shift into experimental sounds and ideas; rather, they've simply recorded their fifth studio album. [#11, p.112]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the sound of things all falling apart, and few albums this year have sounded better. [#11, p.105]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the year's best. [#11, p.107]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the year's most unlikely breakthroughs. [#11, p.105]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The rare album that works even better in execution than it does in theory, one that rises far above the genre exercise it could have been. [#12, p.90]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs feel and sound organic and have an eerily timeless quality in their emotional universality. [#12, p.93]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wondrous. [#12, p.91]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lanegan's smoky voice suits these songs perfectly, and when combined with Campbell's angelic whisper and lush but not overdone orchestration, the result is a sound that is naturally mysterious and utterly affecting. [#12, p.89]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The wondrous beauty of Yoshimi hasn't been abandoned entirely... but the fighting spirit throughout At War With The Mystics is what truly sustains it. [#13, p.85]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throughout, Skinner's production is more precise, his hooks more pointed and polished, and his writing more clever and poignant. [#13, p.89]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ships reinforces the fact that he's a songwriter of considerable depth and pop craftsmanship, and this album is his most ambitious and accessible yet. [#13, p.84]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's too early to call Scale a classic, but... Herbert has achieved one of the deftest balances of pop music and politics heard in some time. [#13, p.86]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gorgeous pop album, to say the least. [#14]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a whole, the songs presented on The Sun Awakens come across as a work of art, evoking a response and then either building or contrasting to it. [#14]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Return to Cookie Mountain sweats off most of the band’s more head-scratching impulses and leaves a manic, depressive, exhilarating album of experimental pop. [#15]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The results are what you would expect given its pedigree. In fact, it’s hard to imagine Gainsbourg and company pulling this off any better. [#17, p.85]
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