Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 7,548 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Helplessness Blues
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
7548 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are some serious jazz chops visible amid the instrumental chaos; a devotional intensity that earmarks them as psychedelic idealists rather than nihilistic noise-punks. [May 2019, p.91]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What Pony can't disguise is its influences: Orbison, Presley and Morrissey at their most doleful and camp, channelled through a similarly luscious baritone. [May 2019, p.91]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Piroshka's debut album is propelled by forceful, driving garage songs that see off Brexit, the Daily Mail, and school shooters. [Mar 2019, p.91]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Upbeat, sometimes painful, all sold with witty pop chutzpah. [May 2019, p.94]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rufus Wainwright-goes-to-grad-school lushness dominates, though, and despite Bird's Death Of Marat pose on the cover, My Finest Work is not quite revolutionary. [May 2019, p.93]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately setting up camp in the middle ground between King Of Limbs-era Radiohead and mid-80s Tears For fears. [May 2019, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Building on the fresh inventiveness of 2017's Uyai, this new album cheerfully chops up and reassembles genres in a way that is seriously funky. [May 2019, p.89]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The results have a classical loveliness--track II, particularly--while retaining an air of experimental unpredictability; both players are unafraid of disrupting the reverie with free playing and fractious tones. [Apr 2019, p.94]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yanya's music calls to mind gritty jazz/rock griot King Krule, Sampha's contemplative street soul and her key teenage influences: Pixies, Winehouse and The Libertines. Her spiky guitar playing is confidently pushed to the front of the mix here. [Apr 2019, p.86]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If 2017's Hard Love overreached, Eraserland is a successful recalibration. [Apr 2019, p.91]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Peaks: Tough Enough's flouncing post-punk; radiate's bright, Buzzcocks-meet-The Knack groove. [Apr 2019, p.96]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only the title track's gently jazzy diversion (Pt 1) and surprise operatics (Pt 2) shatter the wellness-retreat politeness. [Apr 2019, p.96]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    10-decent-but-not-exceptional songs, Sleeper ultimately sound a little anachronistic; just not made for these times. [Apr 2019, p.89]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On their best pastiches, the jokes land often enough, but you can't help yearning for something as perfectly-turned as Benny Hill's Ernie, or as ardently silly as John Shuttleworth's I Can't Go Back to Savoury Now. [Apr 2019, p.88]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good 'un, finely balancing his roots with his modernism. [Mar 2019, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immersive and thought-provoking record. [Apr 2019, p.87]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The constantly shape-shifting and explosive dynamics of this brutal yet accessible blaze of glory are borne from a collaboration that's instinctive, primal and alchemical, effortlessly outclassing the competition. [Apr 2019, p.88]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chance-taking, richly rewarding. [Apr 2019, p.89]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These songs have a sharp, glittery edge, like a neat tequila slammer. [Apr 2019, p.92]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It hard not to be engaged by the restless, cerebral daftness--footnotes notwithstanding. [Apr 2019, p.95]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To Believe doesn't rush along the cutting edge, but after 12 years absent, it hits this particular spot in time and space: sombre, tense, watchful, looking for calm, but gathering storms. [Apr 2019, p.92]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The mangled, jangled garage-pop of Rushing The Acid Frat or Ocean Of revenge's dexterous fable-spinning remain at one with his cosmic professor MO, though, proof that Malkmus can vibrate beyond his usual frequency without losing himself or his listeners. [Apr 2019, p.89]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bold redrawing of creative frontiers, Lux Prima is a gamble that pays off, handsomely. [Apr 2019, p.88]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one of Bowness's most vivid collections. The sound is rich and full of depth. [Apr 2019, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Predictably, there's a big hello-hurray for bold re-imaginings of The Jam's Private Hell and Boy About Town, but it's the big-orch performance of his solo jazz-psych-folk highlights that transport and intrigue. [Apr 2019, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As expected, it's perfectly executed. [Apr 2019, p.89]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's no leap forwards here but Still On My mind is the sound of a woman playing to her strengths and the good ship Dido remains reassuringly unsinkable. [Apr 2019, p.92]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Basic themes remain unchanged. [Apr 2019, p.89]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An endearingly dog-eared weirdness to their idiosyncratic country rock, a charm to their off-kilter harmonies and a mystery within Curt's songwriting that ensures Dusty Notes is craftmanlike, rather than workmanlike. [Apr 2019, p.91]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Palmer sometimes gets it wrong, when she gets its it right, nearly all is forgiven. [Apr 2019, p.89]
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