Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 4,396 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Spiderland [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
4396 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Silberman's compulsion to write these songs may have been cathartic for him, but listening to them is most certainly cathartic for all of us.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Are We There lit up the room in bundles of different textures, this little batch of songs is very much of a kind. Simple, classic R&B arrangements--super-warm, super-pure, with the piano and organ dictating much of the feel and a humble string section punctuating perfectly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Somewhere along the way, though, the emotions fail to match up, or the song structures that always sound so familiar fail to separate themselves from what's come before.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Canucks, you've outdone yourselves again. [#11, p.113]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It innocently rolls around some of the loveliest, sunniest country songs you're likely to hear all year. [May - Jun 2016, p.99]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Every track and sound feels new and experimental; much of Until the Quiet is so wonderfully weird, there's no way for it to be boring.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it's fun to see such a promising band trying to make big leaps, Foil Deer only succeeds when Sadie Dupuis and company stick to their roots. [Apr - May 2015, p.86]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Open Your Heart, the group refine things just enough--adding a drummer to free up the two-guitar assault, and backing off the recording distortion enough to widen the fan base a couple percentage points.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Baldi maintains many of his songwriting charms - the knack for melody foremost - but he's clearly made a sharp left turn in terms of the project's capabilities. [#39, p.67]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The performances by all three artists rank with any of their best work. [May - Jun 2016, p.91]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Wildflower comprises many, many elements, ultimately, it's a testament to the craft and time it takes to build such a seamless and joyful record.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With bountiful sonic and lyrical left turns that are full of adventure, mystery, and soul-searching, Jurado completes his vision for the trilogy in grand fashion.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The songs on Skying are dense, towering, and occasionally overstuffed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lisbon is an excellent, cohesive album full of surprise and emotion, not a simple show of force. [Summer 2010, p.80]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They've showed glimmers of brilliance before, but Eye Contact is easily Gang Gang Dance's crowning achievement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite it's somewhat all-over-the-place vibe, Free Again is a terrific document of Chilton, free again after The Box Tops and on the road to bigger and better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Their album shows them expanding both their sound and their lyrical vision. [Jan - Mar 2017, p.67]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their overarching fingernail-meets-chalkboard eeriness... is what prevents a lapse into the preciousness that sometimes accompanies orchestrated indie rock, making the album a rousing success. [#16, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grinderman 2 features the band stronger and more wonderfully unrefined and unrestrained than ever. [Summer 2010, p.79]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Hidden, the young British group's sophomore full-length, was made much in the same vein as 2007's Beat Pyramid, but at times it's even less coherent.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Special Affections is concise and self-assured, which is quite an accomplishment considering O'Regan is still pretty ambiguous and blurry himself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From stunning opener "Ancient Jules" through "Ark," a closer that condenses all the fleeting beauty of southwestern skies into five minutes of billowing folk rock, a feeling of leisurely yet ceaseless locomotion persists. [May - Jun 2016, p.93]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem comes when Lykke Li steps out of her range musically. [Feb. 2011, p. 65]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He confidently establishes himself here, and with a debut album as Father John Misty (he's also released several albums as J. Tillman) that's every bit a match for the brightest moments of Fleet Foxes' latest release.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This pragmatic retracing of their heyday is a more than welcome return, an elixir for anyone who's missed the straightforwardly joyful noise of this indisputably seminal act.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seek out this album if you enjoy good-natured and progressive roots music. [Oct 2011, p.105]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No matter what your favorite post-punk record is, you'll hear hints of it here. The fact Total Control still sounds fresh and new also ensures they may even become a new favorite as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it sometimes guilty of letting the electronic component of its electro-acoustic confluence run amok, overpowering the more subtle elements of the music, it remains a worthwhile listen for any fan of the ambient canon. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.94]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the album may not add up to a cohesive sum like "Decoration Day" or especially "Southern Rovk Opera," with 19 songs on Brighter Than Creation's Dark, the band put a lot on the table. [Winter 2008, p.81]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wild Flag is vibrant, essential music on par with anything else these four women have done before. [Jul 2011, p.83]