Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 3,673 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 6.4 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:
3,673 music reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a summer record, in the classic sense, constructed from vibrant, laissez-faire love songs. [Jun 2012, p.152]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is an intelligent, sometimes daring album that manages to convey a great deal of emotion and will surprise even the most skeptical listener. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.124]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Giving themselves no limit on the length of their compositions, in some cases it feels as if the music is as long as the film it is scoring.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bishop's got an adept pair of hands in everything, it seems, from the shambling to the shamanic. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.124]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Olenius and Krunegard have created pop soundscapes that bridge the organic with the synthetic, focusing on vocal melodies and harmonies often over electronic or spacey backdrops. [Jun 2012, p.157]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Live In Japan isn't a must-buy, or even a must-hear, so much as a long overdue release for completists and anyone else interested hearing one of the last century's most popular and accomplished performers at the very top of his game and height of his success.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A playful record full of pop textures, light nostalgia, and occasionally cartoon-ish dynamics that does a great job undermining many of the tropes of contemporary dance music.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results are tirelessly paced, extremely danceable, and entirely modern-sounding. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.124]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's surprising diversity here. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.123]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Few records in recent years have sounded this much like a toss-away popsike record from the mid-'60s. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.113]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sun
    Sun isn't likely to land among the singer-songwriter's best records. It's clear, however, that her heart went into it. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.110]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Stagnant Pools make a drone-y noise out of only guitars and drums. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.122]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    He still packs dense short stories into each track, but without the humor the drama sometimes falls flat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid document of the power of simplicity, resolutely joyous and straight from the heart. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.115]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One wishes for Clark to let loose a little more, and allow Byrne to mold his galloping rhythms to her punchy guitar lines. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.109]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's familiar territory for fans, and a fun passage in his substantial discography. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.123]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This time out, there are strains of, say, Arthur-era Kinks, all crunchy clean guitars and sturdy vocal hooks. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.122]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The brothers [are] as painfully earnest as ever. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.128]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An increased technical sophistication, a broader stylistic range, and a more ambitious outlook. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.127]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The record doesn't veer far from the template Mann has established over the last decade. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.122]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The release fits nicely into the band's evolution while rehashing ever-present themes (like Whiskey). [Oct/Nov 2012, p.130]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Listeners may scratch their heads over the album in whole; but open minds will discover that the beauty of the standalone tracks saves The 2nd Law from total combustion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lightning occasionally dips into the annoyingly upbeat. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.129]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The songs occasionally tread similar ground, as with "Sparks" flowing into "Dance Pt. 3" in the same key and playing at first notice like variations on a theme. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.130]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    119
    Trash Talk continue with not reinventing the wheel, and they do so effectively--it grinds, it pummels, and it's tailor-made for another generation of youth to get their circle pit on.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing that will truly stick with you for the long haul, but sometimes a nice tune and some supercharged instrumentation are enough. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.115]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bootlegs provides a capsule overview of Lerche's work and a sense of which material from his seven albums he feels might best represent him in a live setting. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.112]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The studio elements dates System Preferences. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.122]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Love and Regret is a tantalizing first step from a group that has all the right influences and hopefully will continue to build on them with fresh, new ideas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Our House On The Hill is easy, accessible pop fun. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.93]
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