Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 4,467 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 5.8 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:
4467 music reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    All but unlistenable for five of its six songs. [#9]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For the most parts, it drags. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.92]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Vulnerable has a cheap sound and a cut and paste feel from beginning to end and is hard to shake. [#5, p.110]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If this is what happens when Keane attempt to delve into darkness, the mind reels at what these guys would sound like when they’re in a good mood. [#14]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A Woman A Man Walked By is a side project in the worst sense of the term; a slight diversion that's really for Harvey completists only. [Spring 2009, p.66]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    They reportedly had some difficulties securing a label for this release. And Unfortunately, it's easy to see why; Girls hits the panic button pretty early on. [Jul 2011, p.78]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Joke or not a joke, this isn't great music.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Not quite dull enough to be entirely forgettable, Where You Stand plays it safe with middle-of-the-road everything.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Between the shrill, semi-anonymous voice of Elly Jackson, and Ben Langmaid's clunky paint-by-numbers beats, La Roux's eponymous debut already feels dated. [Fall 2009, p.74]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Welcome to Goon Island never seems to find dry land. [Winter 2008]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
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    There isn't anything specifically awful about any of the songs and you can imagine any one being played at a Californian stoners' beach party and no one minding. But if you put the entire album on, no one is coming to your next one.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    His... worst album to date. [#7]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The formula that made "She" a success is replicated until it's been wrung dry of any emotion. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.94]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    More often than not, Michael Grubbs' painfully bland vocals cause the whole thing to come crashing back to earth. [Winter 2010, p.72]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This half-baked record teeters on a constant sonic sugar crash, unable to sustain energy or interest for prolonged periods.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Collett uses instruments sparingly. That coupled with his clear tones is too simplistic a combination. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.128]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    After a fierce opener that sounds like they've never been away ("nothing has changed", screams Dennis Lyxzén over raging instrumentation), things then, regrettably, go downhill.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    ...Featuring might make a great stocking stuffer for mom, but even she might have trouble swallowing over an hour of Jones; innocuous and predictable soft rock. [Year End 2010, p.77]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, creativity is nonexistent on Get Awkward. [Spring 2008, p.82]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This sounds like what writers for a comedy skit trying to make fun of avant-garde music would come up with. [#5, p.114]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even though their trademark sounds stick out like fingerprints in an ongoing crime scene, there is little to salvage from their efforts other than a jam session that should have remained private.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An ugly mess. [#11, p.116]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Winstead is a competent singer, but most of I Love You's tracks draw attention to distractingly bad lyrics or are woefully devoid of personality.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Thieves are excellent hijackers, but you could just pick up a New Order or Joy Division album for a more authentic experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The record is a cheerless Venn diagram presenting the intersection between mediocrity and blind ambition. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.102]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Time Of The Assassins feels like the work a of a decent high school band who had tons of money for studio time. [Winter 2009, p.73]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Upon hearing the endless barrage of banalities on Liz Phair, it's hard not to feel scorned by the trite and shrill pop songwriting. [#5, p.106]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Now, potty humor can be funny, but when it's 15 tracks of potty humor set to Raffi polkas, it's just annoying. [#9]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Bloated with too much self-absorption, Japan's Mono have lost sight of their original intent. [Spring 2009, p.77]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Everything sung here is manufactured to conjure up the same bullshit sense of nostalgia that the band's James Joyce-inspired name is supposed to. [#12, p.93]
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