Magnet's Scores

  • Music
For 2,325 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Let The War Against Music Begin
Lowest review score: 10 BRVNX (V)
Score distribution:
2325 music reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Cinema finds Czukay ins subtle freeform space-jazz jam mode without ever being tasteless or proggy. [No. 150, p.51]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With BRMC, the curtains match the drapes in terms of words and music. [No. 150, p.51]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It includes four instrumentals that feel wide open without sacrificing the band's essential heaviness. [No. 150, p.51]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's frustrating, because behind the superficial surfaces, these songs can thrill. [No. 150, p.52]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The band's riffs and solos topple like old growth redwoods unmoored by a mudslide, and when Haino drops his mic to join the fray on guitar and electronics, the collapse is complete. [No. 150, p.56]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Semicircle touches on elements of the socially aware and a-woke with old-fashioned message-driven songs. [No. 150, p.56]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    11 somber-yet-empathetic songs on Rifles & Rosary Beads. [No. 150, p.56]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When they open up and truly let go, they achieve states of near euphoria and joyous magnificence. [No. 150, p.56]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The dominant strain is melodically powerful modern jazz where "Mvt.-1" and "Mvt.-III" are the triumphant highlights with joyous Paper Chase and Jittery Peanuts reference points. [No. 150, p.55]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not as fun as [1999's Play], but the broad outlines comes from a similar Play-book, with Moby talk/sung vocals amid coos and hums of female singers. ... It's an inviting album but it's bleak. [No. 150, p.56]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Freedom's Goblin has hooks and strong songwriting, and the quality is more consistent than Segall's norm. [No. 150, p.55]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Musically, it's another melodic goldmine and their most vigorous, least fussy work in ages. [No. 150, p.57]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life is merely very good. [No. 150, p.55]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Some new ideas are welcome more than a decade into the Jersey outfit's career, but they could've been used to more exciting ends. [No. 150, p.59]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ewan Pearson's productions certainly bang, shimmer and simmer resplendently as called for-- but these are hardly the pro forma femmepowerment anthems it might suggest. [No. 150, p.59]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Another routinely enchanting, brilliantly exceptional, standard-issue stunner from Hoboken, N.J.'s finest. [No. 150, p.62]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Felt delivers in established structural ways while giving the songs frequent jolts to the system--either overall or in precision-chosen moments. [No. 150, p.55]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A layered-yet-vintage, warm, highly analog sound ensued. [No. 150, p.57]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wait For Love is a beautiful consideration of what comes next. [No. 150, p.55]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Historian is another triumph. [No. 150, p.51]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most powerful and overtly political albums he's ever made. [No. 150, p.55]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What is by some distance the weirdest, wildest White we've yet encountered on record. [No. 150, p.60]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wilson is brilliant and creative yet hindered by his own expansive eclecticism and purple prose. [No. 150, p.61]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Theoretically, this shouldn't work, but it does in spades. And its constant motion is terribly addicting and moving. [No. 150, p.61]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When their voices blend, moving from two-part to three-part harmonies, the music really takes off. [No. 150, p.55]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even second-tier tunes (by comparison)--like the silly "I Love Kangaroos"--are indelible. [No. 150, p.54]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    He's most successful when stripping down his lyrical ideas and melodic underpinnings to their simplest expressions, in a live-in-the-studio trio format. [No. 150, p.55]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mozart's Mini-Mart is full of short, witty synth-pop songs such as "When You're Depressed." Think Magnetic Fields at their most ephemeral. [No. 150, p.53]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Buffalo Tom provides a warm blanket on a cold, dark night of the soul. [No. 150, p.51]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What a glorious sound it is--the highs and lows (sonically and emotionally) are crisper and better defined. [No. 150, p.50]
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