Urb's Scores

  • Music
For 1,126 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Drum's Not Dead
Lowest review score: 10 This Is Forever
Score distribution:
1,126 music reviews
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    • 90 Critic Score
    An astonishingly relevant album. [Mar 2006, p.112]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Both Sides Of The Gun, Harper proves he's prolific, diverse and relevant. [Apr 2006, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Untouchable. [Jun 2006, p.117]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An ass-kicking sophomore effort. [Mar 2006, p.111]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This rocking trio is so good, we don't even care that it made a plethora of best-of-2005 lists--it'll end up on our rocking list for the '06. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.132]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wolfmother might not be the most original band on the planet, but they rock hard and, most importantly, without a trace of irony. [May 2006, p.91]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radio 4 borrow, like everyone else, but they had the idea to borrow before most on the map. [Jun 2006, p.114]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An irresistible mix of soul, rock and attitude. [May 2006, p.91]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Daedelus weaves his sounds into an intricate sonic tapestry that pleases the ears while stimulating the brain. [Jun 2006, p.110]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an amazing, innovative, storytelling record that takes you on [a] fantastic, fun trip. [Oct 2006, p.118]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the same time you contort, squirm and surge toward the non-music, your spirit somehow gets the message. [Oct 2006, p.132]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Triumphant. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.130]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ys
    She surpasses the level of comparatively hook-heavy songwriting set with The Milk-Eyed Mender by evoking a dramatic weight people will still be talking about years down the line. [Nov 2006, p.137]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magic Numbers have pushed their abilities while keeping their strong points on performance and substance. [Mar 2007, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This time the focus is on tight songwriting, sudden chagnes and an edgy velocity that's never too dense. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.79]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [The band has] gotten down to the more important work of constructing airtight grooves with just enough weirding-out to show their legion of followers that it takes more than a drummer with good 16th-note skills to rock this party right. [Mar 2007, p.96]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strap on your seatbelt, 'cause you never been on a ride like this befo.' [Jan/Feb 2006, p.78]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fierce vision quest of psychedelic riffs 'n' roll that manages to sound like hard rock, shoegazer and new rave all within the same song, yet never feeling forced or false. [Mar 2007, p.98]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album more raw than an infected, 10-day-old open head wound. [Apr 2007, p.102]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-have for true J Dilla fans. [Apr 2007, p.104]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'd have to hate life not to eat this long-awaited, sugar-coated anthology up. [Mar 2007, p.98]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    It's a beautiful collection of songs, cinematic and powerful, never pushy. [Apr 2007, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Security] delivers a treasure trove of eclectic beats, energetic sounds, political musings and agreeable voices that come together in a perfect musical statement. [Mar 2007, p.96]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every song on the 52-minute masterpiece builds and bridges until everything self-destructs and the only thing left to do is dance. [May 2007, p.92]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her most anticipated follow-up is again the most cross cultural jam you'll hear this year. [Sep/Oct 2007, p.129]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The anonymous producer behind the work of Burial is letting his dubstep sounds progress and on his impressive sophomore album he can be found chasing the transient hints of beauty to be found in the confines of urban desolation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Big Doe Rehab, is predictably entertaining, not because he doesn’t have new tricks, but because at this point his weirdness is hardly surprising.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They finally deliver on the big promise everyone saw in what they might do with the raw sounds of that first LP. [Jan/Feb 2008, p.102]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cold and sweet all at once while perched atop a reef of moody Krautrock, Let the Blind Lead has a progression that melts more than it floats.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beside their standalone sharp sensationalism, 'Heavy Heart' and 'The Band Marches On' breast a melodic acuity that begs to be ripped and shredded into anthemic dancefloor permutations.