Under The Radar's Scores

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For 4,372 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 5.9 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:
4372 music reviews
    • 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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Williams' songs are extremely repetitive, relying on MAX/MSP texture for their variance but proceeding at such a pace that it's easy to zone out, a tendency exacerbated by Williams' apparent three-note vocal range. [Fall 2007, 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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Getting mauled by that white tiger sounds a bit more exiting. [Year End 2008]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Golden Grrrls exists in a limbo more grey than beige that apparently doesn't appeal to anyone. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.103]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray go even farther into chugging rockabilly riffs and hiccupping Elvis poses they explored on their 2006 debut. [Summer 2007, p.90]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The fragments don't fit together, and one ends up dreading the next mistep. [Fall 2009, p.74]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Painting With is by a distance the most annoying album you'll hear this year, and not just because it sounds exactly how those people imagine the band always has.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Nothing on this album is new, nor is it a fresh take on over-tread electronic music ground.
    • 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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    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It is this very same forgettable, plodding, lo-fi characteristic that strikes the right chord with those that think The Cribs are the answer to rock 'n' roll.
    • 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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sia's latest full-length We Are Born, is, in a word, confusing. [Summer 2010, p.85]
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    While this could have been a record defined by atmosphere, the near-absence of energy and long, formless instrumental sections will have listeners tuning out long before it hits any sort of stride.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's a whole lot of sulk without much substance to back it up.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Any way you slice it, Trail Of The Dead is a sad case in selling out. [Winter 2009, p.68]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
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    The banality throughout iii detracts from any basic pleasure possible from the beats. [Jan/Feb 2016, p.57]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Antonoff may be popular but his songwriting leaves a lot to be desired.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The best next step would be to return to form as soon as possible and forget these Evil Urges. [Summer 2008]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    They rarely let loose with their old 4AD/post-punk strafing runs. [Holiday 2009, p.80]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Art for art's sake may impress at parties, but recorded it brings teh good times to a screeching halt. [Feb. 2011, p. 70]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The intriguing collage cover of Hamburg Demonstrations is the best thing about this album, which feels unfinished, more like a gathering of demos than a realized, cohesive collection.
    • 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]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Megapuss seems like one bad decision after another. [Year End 2008]
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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.
    • 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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    • 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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