Junkmedia's Scores

  • Music
For 403 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 La Foret
Lowest review score: 10 Underwater Cinematographer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 403
403 music reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sewed Soles makes out decently for a greatest hits disc.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beguiling blend of astute social commentary and first-rate music that rocks, weeps and testifies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An essential addendum to the Galaxie 500 story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A timely twinkle of apple crisp bells, hearth-warming handclaps and belly-rubbing brass.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An invigorating mix of spacey dub, seventies funk, eighties big-beat electro, old school hip-hop and even early Prince, Father Divine is Ladd's most lyrically accessible and sonically enjoyable album to date.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In recasting these wilfully off-kilter tunes and investing them with his trademark warm and inviting melancholia, Mark Kozelek need not be modest: Tiny Cities is a big success.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A record brimming with potential.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More hypnotically dark gems.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lookaftering sees her trading the overly twee vibe of her debut for a darker, more mysterious and mature sound.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike Rogue Wave's timid debut, Vultures blazes forward with the kind of assured bravado not usually seen this side of U2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's on the sonic departures, though, that Feels strikes its most resonant chord.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boards of Canada seems to be able to release albums pre-aged, so that all the things that might have bugged you a couple years ago now sounds like another part of why it's a classic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Better than anything they've recorded to date, Hypermagic Mountain approximates the swelling energy of Lightning Bolt's live havoc.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tanglewood Numbers, musically at least, is Berman's most fully realized album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are not in the right mood, Strange Geometry sounds like pretty melodies, plenty of atmosphere, and not a whole let else.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not be the underground hip-hop record of the year, but it is easily on the short list.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All told, it's another triumph for a band whose creative peak seems to defy gravity with each passing year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The album feels underwhelming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Shamelessly Exciting he's starting to get good. In other words, on this record, once you get the idea, you're still going to want to listen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Does it replace the originals as the definitive Gang of Four collection? No way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The punk dominates more than it ever did on its electro-tilted predecessors.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The record... is able to maintain a thrilling tension between bright, dream-like songs and an encroaching darkness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The record may have a little less electronic slink than prior efforts, but it has a propulsive energy, even in the mid-tempo tracks, that makes the record easy to like.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Suckfish is pure audio porn.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zilla delivers a cleverly orchestrated junket of joyful raucousness and synth whirls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An album of both phenomenal concentrated bits, as well as some disappointing gaps.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their sturdy, inventive debut, Apologies to the Queen Mary, draws further, fresh blood from the indie rock stone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dramatic and dark.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hypnotic and dreamlike, the album presents a vision of pop music's future glimpsed through the lens of its past.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're an Old 97's fan you've been waiting for this. If you're not, you just might be when it's all said and done.