Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 9,720 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 Hundred Dollar Valentine
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
9720 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    McFarlane inhabits her songbook, eking out fresh meanings and truths. Unashamedly old-school backing from a core quartet of Giacomo Smith (sax), Joe Webb (piano), Ferg Ireland (bass) and Jas Kayser (drums) plays to her storytelling gifts. [Aug 2024, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hex
    Hex isn’t really about individual tracks, though: it’s about mood and feel. Overwhelmingly, the feel is good. [Aug 2024, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That on-the-road-again feeling is all over the album, with a well-honed band that plays like they still get a kick from it. [Jul 2024, p.91]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rare (and improved) document of a more muscular Wings. [Aug 2024, p.99]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An urgent debut perfect for anyone grieving The Comet Is Coming's demise. [Aug 2024, p.90]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The intimate strings that lace the title track's elegiac sequence of pedal-effect guitar movements is a fresh high, the shadow-playing six-string storytellers surpassing the limitations of their intimate format. [Aug 2024, p.89]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautifully poised collection of deep, off-kilter, quasi techno and smudged ambient. [Aug 2024, p.87]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Placed in the modern setting and told in the universal language of folk music, her tales all ring true. [Aug 2024, p.83]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is sentimental and raw, demented and ultimately reaffirming. [Aug 2024, p.81]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a fabulous record. A unique kind of Various Artists tribute album where its 11 songs - not a bad one among them. .... In All, delightful. [Aug 2024, p.80]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A 14-song whirlwind of dazzling approaches. [Aug 2024, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stewart's mental health struggles delayed work, but the finished product distils personal pain into a powerful mix of Scott 3 and the Care Bears. [May 2024, p.84]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Easy to be cynical about Miracle Focus's natural-high alternative to Showalter's lysergic past, perhaps, but spacey, transcendent opener More You finds him in a wonderous, enviably alive place. [Jul 2024, p.91]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not ideal for newcomers, perhaps, but a recumbent feast for fans. [Jul 2024, p.101]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Discs 2 and 3 are essential if familiar, given they document sessions taped for the BBC, from an unreleased January 1972 Peel session to the version of Starman taped for Top Of The Pops in July. .... By contrast, everything on Disc 5 is fresh to this box. [Jul 2024, p.96]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Morton & Russell rarely overplay their emotional hand, the music colour-changing to match the narrative of damage and resilience. .... Once it locks in, Daffodils & Dirt is hard to shake off. [Jul 2024, p.88]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the only benchmark springing to mind is the similarly-styledearly-'80sFranco-Belgians Antena. Feu De Garde is that good. [Jun 2024, p.88]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the confessional aspect that makes this compelling stuff, whether relating mid-life disappointment in Living The Dream or detailing a life reset in the delicately chiming Clean. [Jul 2024, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wild times end on a poignant, giddy high with Parful - a house-y banger raving about everyday hedonism transcending sectarian violence - an irresistible distillation of Kneecap's peacetime party music. [Jul 2024, p.94]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maisha builds on the old man's legacy by digging deeper into their background while allowing British producers Oli Barton-Wood and Tom Excell to add further layers in the mix. [Jul 2024, p.86]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the nebulous quality of Mercy was very much feature-not-bug, a cloudiness indicating the limits of memory, here Cale seems to have sharpened the edges of his songs, any mist or drift purely down to old fashioned meandering. [Jul 2024, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With aid of latter-day Grace Jones producer Ivor Guest, his upbeat tendencies manifest in talk box-voiced electronic funk (think Roger Troutman/Zapp) that is more flattering, particularly when matched to the singer's biting wit on All That School and the MAGA-bashing Meek AF. [Jul 2024, p.86]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Their ninth record proves their distinctive spirit is still unbroken. The mood is knowingly mordant. [Jul 2024, p.84]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With childhood friend Sean Coleman aboard to coax Brian Wilson-ness from the 1980s'-penned And You Run, and tunes as charming as Breezy Sweet Smile, let's be grateful that Eels Time! rolls on. [Jul 2024, p.89]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bonny Light Horseman probably could've said just as much over half the tracks, but the fact they had the courage to keep digging ever deeper into their emotional turbulence has bourne spectacular results. [Jul 2024, p.87]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Williams winningly flexing his more substantial songwriterly muscles. [Jul 2024, p.92]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a rare delight to hear a band so accomplished take what it does so seriously without taking itself that way. [Jul 2024, p.87]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Goat Girl grapple with strings, makeshift choirs, electronics and mellotron in a quietly exploratory set of off-centre tunes and potent lyrical questioning. [Jul 2024, p.92]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With percussionist Sam Clayton growling the vocals here,they bathe in the blues, immersed in classics by masters Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Little Walter. [Jul 2024, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the best sense, she ticks boxes. With a slightly kooky voice, the bravery to unconventionally strip things down (the acoustic Dark is propelled by drums), a winning way with a hook (Missing Out swings) and a turn of phrase which veers from acerbic ("She says 'I might be a genius'/Well, she could be a model...") to lovelorn ("I want you to come over/So I can lay in your lap"). [Jul 2024, p.86]
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