Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 8,932 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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Feeding the Machine
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
8932 music reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They return forever changed to confidently shape a form of country music that is entirely of their own character. [Jul 2022, p.87]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    11 searching, beautifully rendered songs which rhythm section Jay Bellerose and Jennifer Condos finesse with artful subtlety. [Jul 2022, p.91]
    • Mojo
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A few numbers tread too similar a beat; but then there's the gumshoe monologue of Brexit At Tiffany's and The Sergio Leone mash-up of Saint Michael - which is windswept, stately and might, just might be hopeful. [Jun 2022, p.91]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Adept at expressing keenly observed details in a Beat vernacular, he makes excellent use of a 14-piece string section and more drum machines than are typical for him. [Jul 2022, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has a gentle, pared-down intimacy, flowing with acid ballads and devotional dream pop. [Jul 2022, p.86]
    • Mojo
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Timeless and joyful. [Jul 2022, p.96]
    • Mojo
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here's some blood and guts from Toronto in the prime-time 1970s. And it doesn't just sit there. [Jul 2022, p.101]
    • Mojo
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here, Marc Almond's slightly-too sharp voice and Dave Ball's compendium of antique synth tricks are once again a perfect pop match. [Jul 2022, p.93]
    • Mojo
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just one problem: at 38 minutes, it's over far too soon. [Jul 2022, p.91]
    • Mojo
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Occasionally, they favour the billowy and formless- Waving A Whit Flag goes nowhere, albeit moodily - but their best tracks showcase Yorke's song most transparently; Panavision and Free In the Knowledge are two of his loveliest in years. [Jul 2022, p.90]
    • Mojo
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She's taken a great leap forward at the very moment one was required. [Jul 2022, p.89]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautifully black. [Jul 2022, p.88]
    • Mojo
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dana Margolin isn't just reckoning with a break-up, but a near-total collapse in its wake. ... Yet the prettiness somehow makes listening feel more voyeuristic. [Jul 2022, p.92]
    • Mojo
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Air
    There are moments of real beauty, and Air may well prick up the ears of film producers looking for new scoring talent, but as a listening experience in itself, it's often heavy-going. [Jul 2022, p.90]
    • Mojo
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A record that feels warmer, wiser and less forced than any of his albums so far. [Jun 2022, p.88]
    • Mojo
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The melodies and fire return in Baby I'm Coming Home, but held up against their past triumphs, Dropout Boogie often sounds half-cooked. [Jun 2022, p.84]
    • Mojo
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a confidence and intensity at UCLA that explains why that concert was an under-the-counter favourite. [Jun 2022, p.96]
    • Mojo
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Citizen Kane Jr. Blues has the challenged audio of a cassette machine hidden inside a coat or under a napkin. it also has the precious, authentic thrill of one-night-only magic. [Jun 2022, p.96]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Professionally recorded with a slightly altered song order (no Down By The River). There is a definite air of victory lap. [Jun 2022, p.96]
    • Mojo
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It builds a new stoic eloquence into her vulnerability, even if the stark, birdsong-imbued Darkish drips with Radiohead-like ennui. [Jun 2022, p.84]
    • Mojo
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Endless Rooms presents a tightly-knit ensemble creatively, thrilling ablaze. [Jun 2022, p.90]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Side two, however, veers into arch Euro-pop (I Don't Have Control Sometimes) and moody balladry (Stand By Me), and Sunflower Bean's new-found confection begins to set one's teeth on edge. [Jun 2022, p.87]
    • Mojo
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exquisite distillation of hope and perseverance, mystery and humanity. [Jun 2022, p.87]
    • Mojo
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've been waiting 11 years for this, you'll be relieved to know it won't disappoint. [Jun 2022, p.87]
    • Mojo
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Warpaint's finest album so far. [Jun 2022, p.88]
    • Mojo
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without making concessions, she's delivered her most accessible album yet, perhaps even her best. [Jun 2022, p.84]
    • Mojo
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WE
    WE is Arcade fire's best album since 2010's The Suburbs. By circling back, they've once again moving forward. [Jun 2022, p.86]
    • Mojo
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout, frontman Stuart Murdoch's succinct dramas are typically populated by vulnerable dreamers and seekers, some still Young And Stupid (the opening track), others a reflection of how his Christian beliefs embrace the tenets of Buddhism. [Jun 2022, p.87]
    • Mojo
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On one hand, there are well written songs here, served up on a bed of country tunes via Jack White's rarefied, obsessively aesthetic Third Man label. But then there's the cheap, digitised sound, with all the charm of a Hallmark Country Christmas album dropping an '80s home organ down the stairs at Nashville airport. [Jun 2022, p.86]
    • Mojo
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wen It Comes is a mood piece on which Gavanski appears to chronicle living through a waking dream. [Jun 2022, p.89]
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