Under The Radar's Scores

  • TV
  • Music
For 3,467 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 Spiderland [Box Set]
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
3,467 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's just that damn good. [#7]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Other than the fact that it came out a little late, there isn't a single thing wrong with it. [#8, p.113]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A work that's at once blissfully romantic, ominously dark, and ridiculously imaginative. [#10, p.107]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Elbow have always been the most intelligent band in Britain. Now they're the most exciting, too. [#12, p.91]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Manages the not-at-all-easy feat of sounding remarkably undated and, well, timeless. [#39, p. 72]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Far from a collector's item for die-hard fan only, this is the most complete and perfect presentation of one of the key albums of a generation. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.92]
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are decades of material here and plenty to revel in for years to come.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The real beauty of all the context provided here for this batch of songs is not that it extols or magnifies, but that it humanizes.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's a treasure trove of Britpop and English musical history, a veritable panoply of musical goodness.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Today though, with the skyline dominated by the likes of Kanye West and Plan B on their respective sides of the Atlantic, to hear this genuinely groundbreaking group in such magnificent high definition is probably the closest we're going to get to going back to any of today's megastar's roots.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Twenty-two years in the making or not, this is a return that captivates, excites, and is relentless in its grab for your attention. It's the perfect comeback.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is pop music, filtered through the minds, hands and voices of two artists whose vision reaches beyond the bounds of the form. [#7]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Year-end best-of lists, you've been warned. [#10, p.106]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quasi have managed to drive their sound in a completely new direction without becoming self-indulgent. [#5, p.102]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This time around, a more restrained approach means a less exhausting listening experience. [#5, p.99]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where B.R.M.C. merely boiled, Take Them On is positively frothing. [#5, p.100]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magnetic.... There isn't an uninteresting song on the whole thing. [#5, p.110]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredible electronic journey... A perfect ending for both Orbital and for fans. [#7]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though the stylistic diversity of the first album isn't present, it's hard not to get caught up in the dreamy spell that The Bees weave. [#7]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An astoundingly accomplished collection of flawlessly interesting and compulsively beautiful songs. [#8, p.109]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Part commercial breakthrough, part acoustic folk record, part experiment, More Adventurous gives little indication of where Rilo Kiley's sound is headed. [#7]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's as though The Decemberists have been able to somehow summon that mystical muse that allows for all of the wonder of the musical world to open. [#5, p.100]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps Harcourt's strongest asset is in making the hackneyed sound fresh. [#8, p.106]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you appreciate intelligent and literate lyrics, and are not put off by theatrical orchestration in your pop songs, then this is as good a Divine Comedy album as any to immerse yourself in the considerable talents of Neil Hannon. [#7]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wholly stunning album. [#7]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is Westerberg at his extremes. [#7]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is emotional anarchy at its prime--urgent, passionate and honest. [#7]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An important, modestly beautiful album that is both heartbreaking and conversely optimistic--an exceptional piece of work that begs to be discovered. [#7]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unstoppable, intense and astonishing assault on the senses that gives a respectable nod to the past while it blazes a trail to the future. [#9]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a certain confidence inherent in these tracks, as if Smith had finally proven to himself that he didn't need to try to outdo The Beatles in his arrangements. [#7]