Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 8,030 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 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Promise
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
8030 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are transcendent moments. ... But Atkins tries on so many hackneyed faces during these 11 tracks that the overall effort feels faceless. [Jul 2020, p.82]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Highlight of an unfathomable whole: Hell. [Jul 2020, p.88]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's more hope to be found in the sound Deerhoof assemble into single songs that play like a hallucinating DJ's set. Any element sounds perfectly straight by itself, but layered together, they feel imported from the multiverse. [Jul 2020, p.87]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too opaque to fully connect, Consummation keeps its mystery high. [Jul 2020, p.85]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The boogie imperative on Knuckleball Express is less deconstructed than usual. [Jul 2020, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twisting the familiar sounds into altogether more challenging forms. [Jul 2020, p.84]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's so much going on that each sitting reveals new nuances and added twists of slender wonder. [Jul 2020, p.82]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A future late-night classic. [Jul 2020, p.80]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though there isn't a dud in Apple's back-catalogue, she has never sounded quite so liberated and artistically sure-footed as this. [Jul 2020, p.86]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    These 10 duets/duels can be pretty gnarly, but there are beautiful epiphanies, too. [Jul 2020, p.82]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Her fourth album has a gently-assured, incantatory feel. [Jul 2020, p.78]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This second RVG record finesses a precision indie-pop sound hinged up on Reuben Bloxham's chiming guitar, equal parts Johnny Marr and Darklands-era William Reid - a classy backdrop for one of 2020's most arresting batch of lyrics so far. [Jul 2020, p.78]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The everything-but-the-kitchen-sink sonics are matched by an unrelenting emotional honesty. [Jul 2020, p.85]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Powerful stuff. [Jun 2020, p.93]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This retreat to classical roots is soothing, if a little one-note. [Jul 2020, p.88]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joan Wasser's second covers set finds romance in Prince's lust-blind Kiss and innocence in the Strokes' Under Control. [Jul 2020, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Serene, mostly, where free improv is usually abrasive. [Jul 2020, p.88]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Earnestness often rules. ... They're better at slushy, Radio 1 epics and louder, brasher tracks. [Jul 2020, p.78]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite playing with pop forms, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately holds Hadreas's experimental shape, his artistic line. ... A slow burner, in every way. [Jun 2020, p.94]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its acute portraits of a troubled and tangled life, Reunions is ultimately a story of redemption through fatherhood and self knowledge, epic country-soul opener What've I Done To Help setting the mood perfectly. [Jun 2020, p.95]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all carried off with the panache and confidence of a group making their first, not 24th, album. [Jun 2020, p.89]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shape of Light harbours hues of Nick Drake, but occasionally Modern Studies' mellow beauty drifts into Enya-land. [Jun 2020, p.90]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album is crowned by the extraordinary, seven-minutes-plus Death Engine, where a gospel feel gives way to a lengthy, rolling, Bach-like coda. On an otherwise tonally unified album, this is where Linden's emotions are at their rawest. [Jun 2020, p.89]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The freshness of allowing us into his private world, most importantly, fuels Lanegan's third rock/electronic beauty on the bounce. [Jun 2020, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Earworms abound. [May 2020, p.96]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two nuanced, outstanding duets with French avant-popper SaraSara help lighten the all-consuming existential despair. [Jun 2020, p.91]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It sounds as spare and intimate, as if Jurado were singing inside your head. The songs are up there with his best. [Jun 2020, p.91]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    10 seamless melds of indie guitars and electronic pop, stuffed with spry choruses and poetic self-castigation delivered in Toledo's appealingly crushed bleat. [Jun 2020, p.86]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A piece of music caught between the human and alien, the reassuring and the uncanny. [May 2020, p.91]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Intended as a chilly-pastoral instrumental cycle for piano, three cellos and string quartet, but Los Angles sound designer Jennifer Pague pitched lyrics for four tracks and a more personal narrative took shape, evoking solitude and morbidity. [Jun 2020, p. 93]
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