Under The Radar's Scores

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For 3,729 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 6.3 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:
3,729 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's a tough listen, shrill and disjointed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It rarely displays much spirit, or even a pulse. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.122]
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    • 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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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The overriding feeling is that this is a remarkable piece of self-indulgence rather than anything you would want to, I don't know, ever listen to. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.133]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An album that manages to sound like a blend of every Britpop and Madchester also-ran's 50 shades of beige. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.88]
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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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    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Loud Like Love is sadly a chugging bore. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.93]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For the most parts, it drags. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.92]
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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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The directionless album may have a number of songs that will make radio programmers drool, but the staying power resembles anything but a classic.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 76 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The dirty air guitar and over the top vocals leave me cold. [#5, p.111]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Avril Lavigne telling girls to abstain from sex is more punk than anything on this record. [#8, p.110]
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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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Unoriginality at its best. [#8, p.109]
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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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    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Safe and uninspired.... This is the type of MOR impulse buy that will eventually pollute used-CD bins everywhere across the world. [#13, p.93]
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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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If you're really into jazz (and I mean really) or are a Four Tet completist, this is for you; if not, I'd stay away. [#13, p.92]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This vapid, vacuous collection of worthless songs... contains so little in the way of either authentic moments or accessible melodies that it is... purely insufferable. [#15]
    • Under The Radar
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Chinese Democracy is a multi-million dollar dud, an example of faded brilliance and wasted time. [Winter 2009]
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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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    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This sixth studio set is so generic that it doesn't just sound dated, it makes them sound old. [May 2009, p.91]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Their debut heaps vague twenty-something lyrics onto a colorless emo palette and even producer Rob Schnapf can't save Adult Nights from being as cold as a Granite State ice storm. [Winter 2009, p.79]
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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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    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Something sounds like they need some time off. [May 2011, p.86]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The listener is left with a couple handfuls of mid-tempo ballads that fail to even qualify as guilty pleasures. [May 2011, p.88]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Nothing on this album is new, nor is it a fresh take on over-tread electronic music ground.