Under The Radar's Scores

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  • Music
For 3,538 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Leaders Of The Free World
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
3,538 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Real Life Is No Cool plays more like a tug-of-war as singer and producer struggle to find harmony between two disparate sounds. [Holiday 2009, p.81]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Origins is frankly very boring. [Winter 2010, p.71]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    On the whole, the album feels like a parody of music's tropes, limping along with no real soul.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are some entertaining songs here ('Drive On, Driver,' 'I’ll Dream Alone') but overall, there is scarcely an affective moment on Distortion. [Winter 2008, p.83]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For the most part, Hauschka's attempt at turning the piano into a percussion instrument falls short. [May 2011, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The new sounds end up grating against the vocals, which will always sound whiskey-soaked, and playing against the band's strengths. [May 2011, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's a tough listen, shrill and disjointed.
    • 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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    • 76 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Think Ash covering Nirvana and you'll have an idea of just how bad an idea this album is. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.94]
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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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    • 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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    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An astonishingly boring band. [#5, p.103]
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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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    • 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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It rarely displays much spirit, or even a pulse. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.122]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's little to make them noticeable today. [Winter 2010, p.69]
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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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    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The bolstered instrumentation doesn't hide some of her weakest songwriting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Washington Square Serenade is an utterly unlistenable failure. [Fall 2007, p.87]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The whole thing almost makes you wonder if Kevin Barnes isn't fucking around just to see what he can get away with, as he spends the better part of the record playing against his own strengths and nearly everything the listener has come to expect. [Fall 2008, 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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    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For people who enjoy overly polished, sub-par bar bands. [Winter 2008, p.89]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    This is astonishingly horrible and completely unlistenable. [#7]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Unoriginality at its best. [#8, p.109]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dull, aimless, slightly pretentious, and overall a work that few people will ever find reason to put on the stereo. [#7]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Over the wandering course of these 11 tracks, Francis is the aural equivalent of a boxer who's had five too many concussions coming out for one last payday. [Spring 2010, p.68]
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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.
    • 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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