Under The Radar's Scores

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For 3,672 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 SMiLE
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
3,672 music reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautiful, textured and earnest. [Summer 2006, p.90]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much of the Benson/White songwriting ethic seems cut from classic rock radio, finding the meeting point between Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin and ending up with a timeless album in the process. [#13, p.88]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything is crisp and fits nicely together to make this a really enjoyable album. [Summer 2006, p.92]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Son
    Son bears the stamp of having been a largely spontaneous undertaking, with a welcome Eno-like randomness in its presentation. [#13, p.87]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Jon Auer at his best. [#13, p.83]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Garden differs from their debut, Simple Things, and its followup, Where It Falls, in that it scales back the soundscapes in favor of a more upbeat, organic, and song-based sound. [#14]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's remarkable that it should all feel so cohesive, given the album's roller-coaster tendencies and overall messiness, but Serena Maneesh manage to put considerable craft behind their mess. [#12, p.93]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    CSS’s debut is the real deal: eleven cuts of infectiously syncopated, tuneful post-punk that just may be the summer’s perfect soundtrack. [#14]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lean and brawny collection of experimental pop songs with the brains to match. [#14]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Hannon’s usual fair of orchestral chamber pop filling Muses’s eleven tracks, the real difference lies in his lyrical progression. [#15]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As is typical of Harcourt's releases, some selections of The Beautiful Lie require time to reveal themselves, which is why slow-burners such as 'Braille' and 'Good Friends Are Hard to Find' have "buried treasure written all over them. [Spring 2008, p.76] [Spring 2008, p.76]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their songs of love and longing are set to impeccable melodies of pop bliss. [#13, p.86]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You will want to play this album all over again as soon as it finishes. [#14]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Pipettes are a one- trick poniesy for sure but they offer one hell of a ride. [#15]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Allen [is] one of the wittiest new voices in pop. [#16, p.89]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Comets on Fire have continued to deliver the expected attack, but have tempered their forcefulness just enough to make Avatar their most accessible work to date. [Summer 2006]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two Thousand is the rare follow-up miles-away better than its breakthrough predecessor. [Summer 2006]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the proper order from some of the previous releases is interrupted to make this new album work, having one-off bonus tracks like "DDL" (from the first All Tomorrow’s Parties compilation) and rare 7" B-side "Test Area" from the Echo’s Answer single in one place is an esteemed reward. [Summer 2006]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On Post-War, Ward is firmly and thrillingly of the present day and thinking ahead both in the allusiveness of the album’s title and the eclectic range of production that makes him absolutely necessary to modern folk. [Summer 2006]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of 2006’s great works. [#15]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scaring the abject shit out of you doesn’t make it a bad record. It makes it the most arresting electronica album of 2006. [Summer 2006]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A work that deserves every bit of praise that it receives. [#15]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album offers huge choruses that suggest the New York City quartet might be the indie rock equivalent to K.C. & Tthe Sunshine Band. [#15]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I Am Not Afraid may be more sonically diverse than Summer Sun, both albums indicate that Yo La Tengo are less worried with breaking new ground than gamely exploring the territory they’ve already uncovered. [#15]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't a folk record by any means, but it's the one Grizzly Bear should have been making all along. [Summer 2006, p.81]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is Anita’s voice and fretwork that elevate the record. [#15]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There aren’t any huge surprises or new developments on The Air Force;. Which, coming from a band that sounds like nothing else on the indie landscape, means that it’s another devastating collection of deluded, terrifying grandeur. [#15]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Awoo is the kind of album that gets stuck in your head and makes you start humming. [#15]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When the music is this good, it just doesn’t matter much how many times you’ve heard this style before. [#15]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a special band. [#15]
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