Mojo's Scores

  • Music
For 7,551 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 Africa Speaks
Lowest review score: 10 Milk Cow Blues
Score distribution:
7551 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What some might reckon to be Drift Code's one significant weakness--that Webb is not a conventionally beauteous singer--is once more a strength. [Mar 2019, p.86]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gallipoli, recorded in Berlin and Puglia, is oddly unmoving, lacking range for all its seductive picturesque roaming. [Mar 2019, p.96]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a real bleakness here, so 7's motif is the confession that "I will always be alone," while the haunting Lisa Hannigan collaboration, Thousand, confronts Carney's grandmother's dementia. But there's optimism and strength too. [Mar 2019, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mollestad Thomassen's adoption of free-flowing soloing brings a sound less claustrophobic than before. Extraordinarily, in doing so, no power is lost. [Feb 2019, p.87]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The results sound authentic, melodic '60s girl-pop, if a bit thin. [Feb 2019, p.93]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nighttime Birds And Morning Stars doubles back on that trajectory [on 2018's Deeper Woods] and heads left, its eight enveloping essays featuring live 1-and 6-string guitars manipulated and looped into capacious soundscapes, only occasionally topped off by vocal salutes to nature and the mysterious heavens. [Feb 2019, p.87]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swindle wears his perfectionism lightly: satisfying tastebuds while leaving listeners hungry for more. [Mar 2019, p.98]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its wintery charms and enervated intrigue are hard to deny. [Feb 2019, p.90]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The band's sixth album, while still oddly uneven, features some of their finest work to date. [Mar 2019, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Less electronic in feel than its predecessor, this is music on a truly human scale in terms of its inspiration, delivery and undeniable emotional punch. [Mar 2019, p.97]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much like Dirty Projectors, it takes an adventurous soul to absorb much of this. [Mar 2019, p.93]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By combining the searing intimacy of a boombox-constructed mixtape with progressive and delirious bars, Earl's third album offers a rare kind of insight, sagacious from a 24-year-old. [Mar 2019, p.80]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A progression in Blake's music, his melodies less elusive, his productions less ethereal. [Mar 2019, p.88]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mostly, it feels like a marriage of Weezer and Superchunk, amid all-pervasive fuzz-pedal abuse. [Feb 2019, p.88]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An electro-edged nerviness also surfaces but, overall, the fresh stylistic excursions result in an album which, fittingly considering its backstory, does not quite hang together. [Feb 2019, p.91]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ducking and diving between ivories and six-string, his reedy-voice makes for a Syd Barrett attempting Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything? record, full of compulsive tunes, but ever off-centre. [Feb 2019, p.91]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While a smidgen of originality wouldn't go amiss, there's plenty to compensate for it in the way of exuberance and humour. [Feb 2019, p.88]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Goes West feels invigoratingly sunny. [Feb 2019, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Future Ruins achieves everything an admirer could ask of the reunited band's new album. [Feb 2019, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album has everything and it works. [Feb 2019, p.89]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album rich in melancholia, softened with orchestral arrangements and enriched by female voices, at turns wistful, as others paranoid. [Feb 2019, p.89]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He and his band sound focused and spry over eight beautifully arranged songs produced by Jackson and Pat Dillett. [Feb 2019, p.90]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there are hints at the bleak vibrations that defined his previous solo work, the John Squire-ish groove of The End and beatific title track stand out as stunning comebacks from this folk euphoria original. [Feb 2019, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Myth Of A Man doesn't feel like the whole story yet, but it's getting there. [Feb 2019, p.92]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's still a lot of soul-searching at mournful tempos, but reconnecting to his roots has made for a fine set of songs. [Feb 2019, p.93]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Straightforward but elliptical; direct but enduringly rich; the unseen, in between. [Feb 2019, p.86]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Their initial torrid confluence of My Bloody Valentine and Joy Division here shapeshifts more towards "synth-assisted stadium nu-gaze," with odd Kraut-y hints of early Simple Minds, and frequent echoes of their new found patron: fune-real The Arbor is pure Disintegration, while shimmering Keep It All To Yourself has Kiss Me! Kiss Me! Kiss Me!'s hi-tech dazzle. [Feb 2019, p.88]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    She's an adept songwriter and lyricist, but the album's immutable modern poo production can start to pale. [Feb 2019, p.93]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Remind Me Tomorrow feels full to the brim, flooded to the top with experimental colour and texture, drones and drums and synthesizers. [Feb 2019, p.85]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The whole thing is deeply marketable--but there's an authenticity in Rogers that needs more space to breathe. [Feb 2019, p.92]
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