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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Minimum-Maximum [Live]
Lowest review score: 10 This Is Forever
Score distribution:
1,126 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Winner of the “Best New Act” award at the Danish Grammys, Choir of Young Believers’ debut is like summer itself--over too soon, but a tremendous joy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    HEALTH will still be written off as noise, but for fans, it sounds like the quartet tapped into its groove.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His timing, precision, and craftsmanship in regards to everything having to do with this project has been impeccable. It's not a classic. But it's damn close.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re wondering what electronic music is missing, look no further: Scars should serve as a reminder (if you needed one) that Basement Jaxx are an essential piece of the puzzle.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Love 2 is a pleasurable and satisfactory record, one where every track provides just what’s needed and sets the stage for a new composition to step in and carry the beats to their finale.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tarot Sport goes far beyond it's sonically daunting reaches and succeeds at being a deeply emotional experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While his work with Deerhunter remains impressive, Cox allows himself the most freedom while writing as Atlas Sound, and on Logos his risks are all rewarded.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While CrownsDown is a damn fine album that comes off as a more mature, refined rendition of Them, only time will tell if Themselves have created their own classic. Still, it should silence the cynics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to collaborations with Richard X, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and Xenomania’s Brian Higgins, Annie’s cross-genre “pop with strange edges” still comes together with plenty of bang.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The production offers great instrumentation and paints moods very well for Wale and his expertly-picked guest appearances.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Matching catchy pop songs and good production to hip-hop's most wanted, it all comes full circle in Straight No Chaser.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album overall shines with Martin’s production, with chills provided by filters, reverberation and the sense of shaken souls crying out each track in the album.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While this record may have cast the veil of melancholy over a chunk of its tracks, the noticeable difference should be welcome to fans old and new.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Light a Candle is a rhythmic and refreshing soundtrack to adventures through tropical and summery locales.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a serious Groove Armada fan you will love it or hate it, I doubt there will be an in between. If you are just a music lover who is really digging the way electro and indie sounds have come into their own in the last few years than this is definitely for you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every moment on Broken Bells is necessary. James Mercer and Brian Burton, in this highly personal project, have nurtured a carefully multilayered array of pleasant sound with slow-moving vocals that capture the best of the worlds of both these talented artists.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Prefuse 73 lent a huge hand as far as the production on the EP and (not surprisingly) they are on to something with this music stuff.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wolf’s elastic compositions straddle the line between a multitude of genres without making it sound forced. Widely respected as one of the best drummers on the indie scene for years, Josiah Wolf has deftly proven he has the chops to stand on his own.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A transportive offering in a record full of them--strangely relatable, hauntingly beautiful and in the truest sense, exquisite.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By the time things conclude with mannerly closer "The Great Estates" it's been made perfectly clear that this is a band ready and able to create visions with enveloping scope and delightful articulation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After five full-length albums, Shame, Shame finds Dr. Dog far from having exhausted their creativity, sounding more passionate and frenzied than ever on what is a lasting testament to their showmanship and remarkably consistent songwriting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In it’s complete scope, the album contains all the master works we’re usually too scared to expect from a full-length these days.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While filled with warm analog electronics and is borderline ambient, Thomas manages to execute it in a tasteful way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything fits in place to up the game of something else, and no part of these finely made blues and soul creations gets a pass on pulling its weight. That’s just how it works for Brothers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While his past two Anti-/Epitaph releases showed a heavy punk influence, Li(f)e is a groundbreaking amalgamation of folk, indie rock and hip hop.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an album loosely forged in all those places where pop, rock, funk and soul congregate and it's hard to imagine it all coming together much better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While How I Got Over is cut from the same cloth as their last album, the fabric of it is unique to itself. It's dark and tragic in places, but also enlightening and empowering.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Long-time Kelis fans might be initially surprised at the sonic switch-up-it's more dance than quirky R&B-but there's something totally right about the way Kelis tackles electronic music.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Too often, bands are promenaded across the web, heralded in a way that makes everyone a name-dropping music connosieur, only to fade too fast....hopefully the same won't happen to the latest interwebs It Chick, Bethany Cosentino b.k.a. Best Coast.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are points during the disc when you wish the rollercoaster would relent, but that is beside the point: Fol Chen are pop experimentalists, deft song-writers and immaculate producers who have a lot to say – so hang on!