Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 3,482 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 The Complete Columbia Album Collection
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
3,482 music reviews
    • 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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album's success hinges precisely on that nebulous concept called "getting it right," and all parties involved certainly do. [#13, p.86]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mates Of State have always been poppy, catchy, and filled with love and joy, but here it all sounds greater, more heartfelt, and ambitious. [#13, p.87]
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