Drawer B's Scores

  • Music
For 121 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Kill The Moonlight
Lowest review score: 10 Travistan
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 121
  2. Negative: 21 out of 121
121 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is dance music with unquestionable soul.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ambitious, sprawling string of songs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And while lyrically nothing comes close to eclipsing the pop genius of "Heartbeats" from their previous release, Deep Cuts, several tracks on Silent Shout demonstrate considerable growth both lyrically and musically, making this a solid follow up from a band that has further evolved their own curious brand of synthpop.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Mission of Burma’s most aggressive and impassioned record to date.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not an easy record to absorb. The band’s rough-hewn production is tinny and sonically chaotic, but underneath the surface noise lurks one of the finest records of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each listen reveals depth and texture that allow the hooks plenty of room to breathe.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It all unfurls more like a musical than an indie rock record, but don’t let the dissonance scare you away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Where melody, mood, and technique dominated Logic, Without Feathers sinks into a tuneless no man’s land.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It sounds overcooked, over-thought, and overly ambitious, but such growing pains are preferable to pandering.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    They’re not trying to pass this off as original, and it’s not by any means. But it is clearly catchy as hell, if almost annoyingly so.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    3121 may be funkier, edgier, and dancier than Musicology, but it still doesn’t push the envelope on a level that would constitute a true return to form.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An astoundingly seductive debut.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In small doses casual, uninformed listeners could mistake this for vintage Pink Floyd, but it lacks the tension of Pink Floyd’s passive aggressive rumble.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They show great promise, but also fall victim to the uncertainty of a band drastically altering their sound and trying too hard to make grandiose statements.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a little more scattered than the last few proper Stereolab albums in terms of musical threads, but the urbane electro-funk of “Interlock” as well as the jittery disco pomp of “Eye of the Volcano” prove that Stereolab is still tweaking the formula with one foot in Esquivel’s grave and the other several light years away.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mr. Beast isn’t Mogwai’s most challenging or daring record, but it might be its most beautiful or powerful.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Strokes match their innate catchiness with a new found intensity that makes First Impressions of Earth sound like a band hungry for blood.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The weird thing is, without Hawkin's ridiculous vocals, most of these songs would have been sure-fire hits, if only they'd been released twenty years ago.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album skillfully and confidently showcases all of Martin Gore’s songwriting strengths.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She’s clever and sharp with her lyrical daggers, and she’s frighteningly aware of the impact of her own voice.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The formula has barely changed, although there is a noticeable decline in songwriting quality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once all the influences roll off your tongue, however, you’ll find yourself speechless before the excitement this album will invariably instigate.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, lush, and surprisingly optimistic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takk is sharper and more direct than anything the band has previously churned out, but that is not to say it’s by any means accessible by normal standards.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Plans is ultimately a pretty boring album, and the primary reason is its lack of diversity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Late Registration... definitely mines familiar terrain, but West’s zeal for clever wordplay juxtaposed with his unflinching confidence makes for a charismatic and often electrifying punch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By turns goofy, intellectual, and non-sequitur lyrics are indecipherable without the lyric sheet, but the strangely alluring charm of songs like "The Skin of My Country Yellow Teeth" will have you clamoring for more.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    A pompous, painfully tacky string of infomercial rock.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    X&Y
    It’s an expansive and stupendously produced record with a handful of remarkable songs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn’t until you’ve given it your full attention that the album starts to reveal its true depth and worth with songs that stick and get under your skin and make you come back for more.