Under The Radar's Scores

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For 3,719 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 6.3 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:
3,719 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grinderman is easily the sexiest thing he’s done in the past decade. [#17, p.85]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Choral is an impressionistic, mellifluous record that persistently beguiles. [Spring 2009, p.77]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An album that works best when listened to as a whole. [#11, p.107]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This compilation is an undoubtedly comprehensive overview of the scene and--while perhaps a little obscure in places for the casual listener--is a dream come true for aficionados of deep cuts and rare grooves.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lyrical and musical knockout, spearheaded by the miraculous 'Fools,' Visiter could be one of the best albums of the year. [Spring 2008, p.82]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The result is the best of both artists: Scott-Heron's spine-tingling, cracked timeless spoken word delivery, The xx's thoughtful, well-paced current studio trickery.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An album where even the lesser songs contain at least one exceptional moment. [#10, p.116]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For tUnE-yArDs, definition remains elusive and extraordinary.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is more than an album--this is an exemplar of contemporary boundary-pushing art to be consumed slowly and patiently. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.80]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Her most finely structured and aesthetically poppy songs yet. [Apr - May 2015, p.89]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the rare offering of post-Smiths jangle that doesn't rely on pomp or posturing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With their twelfth album and one of their best in years, Manic Street Preachers display a stylistic freedom that one might call reinvention if it didn't still sound just like the Manics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Earth are masters of this weird genre they've slowly, deliberately carved themselves. [Mar 2012, p.83]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Parry's musical mind contains multitudes, and it's a pleasure to find the quieter of those nurtured on his off-days from superstardom. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.78]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    23
    For those who found Misery to be an unfortunate turn towards the melodramatic, 23 will probably further disappoint in that it has all the indulgence of that record but few of its emotional peaks and valleys. [#17, p.82]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Black Up points toward hip-hop as a source of headphone albums as the Seattle collaborative offers intriguingly fractured surfaces under their vocals, alternating brain-tweaking minimalism with jarringly complex rhythms and vinyl-ripped ephemera.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Andorra is an undeniably more coherent record than its predecessor. [Summer 2007, p.72]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some of the album's most arresting moments come as the dust settles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Molly Siegel's abstracted vocal acrobatics might not be human, but they melt you all the same. [Summer 2008, p.93]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Teen Dream lives up to its promise of youthful fantasy. [Holiday 2009, p.76]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's with Nine Types that they've taken their longest step toward highlighting the influence of Bowie's late '70s/early '80s work and weaving it into a current context.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Rage pays homage as well, geared as much toward rethinking the form as upending it. [Jun/Jul 2014, p.94]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    (a)spera is a pan-global treasure trove of creaking emotions and untried moments of emotional clarity. [Winter 2009, p.73]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few are lucky enough to craft a work as gently affecting as East Of Eden. [Fall 2009, p.67]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Recording in the Daptone's House of Soul studio in Brooklyn seems to have lent the proceedings a perfect patina of warm, mid-range goodness. [Jun-Jul 2014, p.87]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Highways is a far cry from what made this now deceased legend eternal. [#14]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While her music still belies her age, he laser-beam narrative focus still indicates a young adult willing to believe that everything matters. [Oct. 2011, p. 81]
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