Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 3,544 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 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
3,544 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This record feels even more pinpoint-focused than her first--perhaps thanks to its recurring themes--and the shaking, distorting sounds she's wrapped around her voice are as beautifully unsettling as her words.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While these forays into uncharted territory are wonderful, it's when they stay closer to the "Still Life" template that Luminous really shines.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Stay Gold should surely find itself in contention as one of the best albums of the year as 2014 draws to an end.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Clean's a;most comical level of prescience just wouldn't mean as much if Anthology weren't a trove littered with gemlike melodies. [Jun-Jul 2014, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whatever their next move, Gist Is will leave a mark for Adult Jazz as an innovative and sophisticated act that surpassed all expectations.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
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    This might be FKA twigs' first full-length, but it demands attention.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Alt-J taking their distinct sound but adding and subtracting those small building blocks to make something familiar yet beautifully innovative. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.72]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Every track's beat structure is completely different and exciting because of it, yet each couldn't be mistaken for anyone other than SBTRKT. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.78]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leo has proven himself a songwriter of intricacy and experiment, but what he's created with Shake the Sheets are not just songs. They are mantras. [#8, p.110]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band's melodies continue to be undeniable, but when guitar solos are added to the mix, the combination is electric. [#9]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is real emotion and beauty to be found in her yearning. [#7]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the essential electronic platters of the year. [#5, p.106]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If 1992's Dirty caught the grunge zeitgeist, Nurse might capture something of indie rock's recent taste for emotional epics. [#7]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Mars Volta has created the antithesis of ATDI, leaving behind any formula or typicality. What they kept was the fire, the fury, and the passion. [#5, p.107]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brett's arrangements are usually dead-on, emphasizing the acoustic guitar and vocals while accenting with an organ or singing saw. [#5, p.113]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Any fans of Jewel turned off by her recent pop conversion should find some solace, and even some better tunes, in Leona Naess. [#5, p.114]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some say electroclash. Wrong. This is rock and roll. [#5, p.103]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A kaleidoscopic dance record that borrows a bit from Remedy and Rooty but... has a labyrinthine identity all its own. [#5, p.98]
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    • 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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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hocus Pocus is comprised of simple, beautiful songs, humbly Enon with all aspects of their trademark bite of irony, sarcasm, fondness and regret. [#5, p.101]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's painful, joyful and glorious. [#5, p.98]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Top-notch stuff. [#7]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bouncy punk, bluesy rock and boozy pop: this is the real Graham Coxon. [#7]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quirkier, more electro-indie version of Bright Eyes, maybe; but super emotional and lovelorn, most definitely. [#5, p.101]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band has evolved, as all great bands should, by expanding their style and weaving different elements and moods into their music, resulting in a darker and more serious pop sound. [#7]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amazing Grace is loud, dirty, sloppy, and crude. But it rocks hard. [#5, p.103]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple, straightforward rhymes over fuzzed-out, good-time beats, mixed with acoustic guitar, Casio keyboards and handclaps. [#7]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While One Plus One Is One fails to fully capture the charm of his debut, it comes close. [#7]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you are severely depressed the laggard pace of this record will make it very hard to sit through. Yet each track is delightfully insteresting in its own right. [#5, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stimulating dance music with infectious grooves. [#7]
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