Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 8,473 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 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Tempest
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
8473 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His 20th album has production that sounds home-made, as if he's singing besides you on the sofa while the bass player, drummer and peep-y keyboard player are playing in the empty attic upstairs. [Jun 2021, p.87]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, The Chills' seventh album is about Phillipps drawing a line between now and what was seen on screen, gathering strength and moving forward. [Jun 2021, p.82]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This act of restoration convinces as a good Tony Joe White album that could have been plucked from anywhere during his career. [Jun 2021, p.80]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A little strange, a little strained, Mercy still rings with its own truth. [Jun 2021, p.88]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Barry also produces with an ear to the sonics of yesteryear. ... But some of the vocal sections aren't as strong. [Jun 2021, p.87]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A melancholic air pervades Mist's untutored playing and soul-searching raps. [Jun 2021, p.90]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's sonically deeper and more emotionally engaging, from start to finish, than any previous SOK release. [Jun 2021, p.83]
    • Mojo
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Ohio duo's mastery of the unmathematical Hill Country style oozes here from every groove. [Jun 2021, p.87]
    • Mojo
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lavish enough for fans of Amon Duul II's headshop tribal rituals. [Jun 2021, p.90]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 12-tracker doesn't feel as "big" as 2020's funky On Sunset, nor as even as the woody True Meanings, but the array of styles means no one will walk away untouched. [Jun 2021, p.88]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's masterful stuff: a full conceptual realisation, filled with great melodies, deep grooves, colourful characterisations and sonic detail that reveals itself over repeated plays. ... A keeper for the decades to come. [Jun 2021, p.84]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The song titles alone tell the story: The Long Con; Stop Bitching, Do Something; Big Lie; What Are You On Facebook? Plus 24 (24!) more tracks that take a swipe at a modern world controlled by conspiratorial forces. ... Even the music is largely route-one. [Jun 2021, p.87]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He's less scattergun and easier to pin down. More crucially, Graham's songwriting has blossomed. [Jun 2021, p.85]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now
    NOW is a pretty intense 31 minutes. But while Locks and co's intent is radical, it's never forbidding. Instead, a punchy accessibility informs even their wildest excursions. [Jun 2021, p.88]
    • Mojo
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sentiments charm and Cuomo's nose for a tune endures, but the drive-time metal supremacy of Def Leppard and Mutt Lange is never under serious threat. [Jun 2021, p.84]
    • Mojo
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout Seek Shelter delivers the sort of ragged MC5/Stooges/Stones cocktail Primal Scream have spent a career trying to nail. [Jun 2021, p.85]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strip off the rock'n'roll trappings of Spiritualized circa Pure Phase, or tune in to Terry Riley at his most horizontal, and you are close to the immersive pleasure here. [Jun 2021, p.85]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Producer Dan Carey brings cohesion to the multiplicity. ... An absolute tonic.[Jun 2021, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These tracks feel more like intimate conversations, with Allen's boundless curiosity shining through. [Jun 2021, p.82]
    • Mojo
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sixty Summers is a record of imagination and scope. [May 2021, p.87]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Funky as early-80s Judas Priest, the title track and Trouble's Coming will become era classics in lat-out over-amplified party music. [May 2021, p.82]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Matt Sweeney's commitment to supply Bonnie "Prince" Billy with "guitar parts that hold his voice like a chalice holds wine" is fully delivered upon here. [May 2021, p.76]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rare, Forever's prevailing mood is sensuous and luxurious. [May 2021, p.88]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When Bills, Aches & Blues works -and it nearly always does - it's more complex, though, pulling together the threads of an enduring artistic legacy to intriguing effect. [Jun 2021, p.85]
    • Mojo
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rose's songwriting revels in its directness. [Jun 2021, p.90]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yol
    Suggesting the sextet have now found their niche. [Jun 2021, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's precious little subtlety, but plenty of brutish hooks. [Jun 2021, p.88]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent installment. [Jun 2021, p.87]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At odds with the folk-pop quirk of her 2012 debut Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose and the angular, raw and rocky approach of albums two and three. [Jun 2021, p.85]
    • Mojo
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This remains far from forbidding music, with an orchestrated heft that's as close to Ennio Morricone as it is Glenn Branca. [Jun 2021, p.83]
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