Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 4,327 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 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Love Kraft
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
4327 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like all of Welcome To Mali, the underpinnings of 'I Think Of You' are fantastically layered, with a combination of precision timing and in-the-moment passion. [Winter 2009, p.68]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Prass' stunning self-titled debut has been a long time coming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mirrored is a focused, exhausting, and rewarding treasure. [Summer 2007, p.78]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a fraught listen, though, that's for sure, and Van Etten's to be applauded on her boldness and vision, which nudges closer and closer to something truly remarkable and game-changing. If this isn't it, it's damn close.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a brave and emboldening record in a frightened world.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bit slight to be among their best handful of releases, it's still their most immediate, another album that transcends any attempts at categorization.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Herculean instrumental epic of beautiful depth, staggering grandiosity and extraterrestrial soundscapes. [#7]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Made In California does the band and its legacy well. [Aug/Sep 2013, p.103]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By not reinventing the wheel, Hercules and Love Affair have surprised us with a great debut album. [Summer 2008]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While many moments on the new LP are arguably musically as good as much of his back catalogue, it no longer has the same visceral, evolutionary energy of something truly new. [Dec 2014, p.88]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Life Is People is a series of contemplations that suggests a life lived; only after 40 years has Fay finally allowed himself to distill these observations into music. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.110]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Managing an impressive balancing act of borrowing from '90s indie rock majesty without sounding derivative, Toledo issues forth convincingly, dropping tasteful odes to the figures of his inspiration.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The beat structures on the likes of "Reverse Faults." "Under," and "Incomplete Kisses" fail to match their vocal counterpart in aesthetic or sentiment. [Jan - Mar 2017, p.67]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BSP are in a league of their own -- a young band with an arsenal of ideas, the brains to pull them off and the guts to let them loose into the world. [#5, p.98]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a record that's every bit as multifaceted as its kaleidoscopic cover art, and one sure to grow over multiple listenings.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Once I Was An Eagle is Marling's most fully-realized release yet, a quasi-conceptual record that traces a path from naivety through harsh experience and eventually to consequent enlightenment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They're like a five-member Polyphonic Spree wearing Urban Outfitters, jacked up on Jolt cola, and rocking out in their garage with a bunch of instruments bought from a pawn shop. [#7]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The songs on Halycon Digest all feel familiar in a way, like warped versions of songs that played on the radio in some not-too-distant past; sort of how pop songs are portrayed in post-apocalyptic movies: as something to be cherished, because they're all too rare. [Fall 2010, p. 59]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album is consistent in tone and spirit, never wandering far from its uncluttered ethic. [#13, p.85]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether or not Blur ever record together again, Midlife is a satisfying overview for a band that was a cornerstone of a music scene and whose music is still as vibrant and exciting today as it ever was.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The varied sounds and variety show that he has more tricks up his sleeve than I was led to believe. [#9]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Sheff occasionally wanders into coffee shop open mic territory, spouting overwrought poetry, he is often able to drag himself from the muck with a clever line or an inspired musical passage. [#9, p.108]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cosmogramma is futuristic magnum opus that will indubitably be heralded as one of th emost intrepid albums of 2010. [Spring 2010, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The album is filled with wonderful little moments that add up to create a remarkable whole. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.111]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
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    This might be FKA twigs' first full-length, but it demands attention.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a piece of history, What Does It Mean is unbelievable, but as an album, the familiarity and datedness makes it a dull listening. [Summer 2008]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An underlying analog hiss adds warmth to Saadiq's already honeyed tones, confirming Stone Rollin' as timeless "retro Soul." [May 2011, p.81]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As all sugar-highs go, this can leave you a bit lightheaded before it's over. [#8, p.109]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While Wild Beasts have crafted another beautifully soulful record in Present Tense--with perhaps a little more bite than its predecessor--it does leave the listener wondering how long a band can stick with one mood before it starts to stagnate. [Feb/Mar 2014, p.78]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, you could grab all of Bowie's massive discography, but his singles are so comprehensive that they stand out as a body of work on their own. Plus, Nothing Has Changed comes with the brand new song "Sue (Or In the Season of Crime)," which is remarkably unlike anything he's ever done before.