Prefix Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 2,132 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Modern Times
Lowest review score: 10 Necessary Evil
Score distribution:
2132 music reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you enjoy church hymnals, tabernacle choirs, tunes from the Elizabethan era and all things Stratford-upon-Avon, you'll pleasantly enjoy Dr Dee's attempt at a modern interpretation of the ancient, packing a lost piece of history into 2012.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You can't knock the songs, but it's hard to swallow whole.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like Pigeons before it, A Different Ship is a solid album, but one that still finds Here We Go Magic on the road to perfecting and updating their sound on a full-length album.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A valiant attempt to combine varying disciplines of Eastern music with neo-psychedelia, Aufheben is a pleasant listen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a rich, complex and conflicted soundtrack for the best comic book movie never made.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Pluto should be appreciated for what it is, an album of impeccably crafted, energetic, original music that is striving above all else to be popular and universal, even if such goals look less likely of being achieved than ever before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Don't expect any club bangers or hot remixes. But the exciting part is that, in Silver, it's starting to look like we might have a true composer on our hands.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What's missing is the meditative joy they achieved in their rockier moments.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is tugs and pulls like these [going from raw, minimal stutter to a serenade of a "foreign-language female vocalist"], that take you to the edge and then let you down quickly but softly, that showcase the heart of what is most appealing about footwork and the genius of Mind of Traxman.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whereas Helplessness lived up to its title through a narrator that found inspiration in leaving childish things behind, Misty treads the same notions of spirituality in a decidedly earthier manner.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    By the end of the album, most of the momentum is gone, and closer "My Forevers" is really just "The Return of When I Was Twenty Nine" but sampled with the melody from "Scissors," which means that there's really only eight (and a half?) songs with good, original content.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The best song here, "Chinese Braille," isn't going to top anyone's song of the year list, but when Candy Salad is on, it seems like the only music you'll ever need. And that counts for something.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those who credit Benson with the poppier side of the sonic stew cooked up by the Raconteurs can probably make a pretty good case for that notion based on his solo outings, and What Kind of World is no exception.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Past albums might have romanticized drugs and booze as the way out, but here it's music, and the album feels more healing as a result, even if its ode to the sweet sounds that came before it presents its own complications and delusions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The tuned-down Melvins-like squall from their earlier records is still present and accounted for, but Torche have managed to shove their guitar work into unexpected places that balance limber melodicism with punishing heft.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite all his sonic island-hopping over the years, Krug has an aesthetic noticeable as his, and unfortunately his backing band here doesn't quite have the same unique musical vision.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Death Grips might not match Exmilitary for style points, but the indelible image of them playing this for label bigwigs is one for the ages.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's been a captivating listen thus far, and will likely remain that way wherever he takes it next.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The result is album of beats and grooves, alternately plodding and engaging, punctuated by the occasional bursts of Black Dice's signature sonic playfulness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Dross Glop cements the versatility of the second version of Battles, establishing them as both a powerful singular and collaborative force.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The End of That feels like something built with the intentions of making a grand statement, but it comes up a few great songs short. Honestly it's pretty remarkable for what it attempts.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The songs on Illusion are detailed on the whole, but remain lightly so in other aspects.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album encapsulates summers of falling asleep on porches, cicadas chirping periodically among the trees, shaking slightly from a passing breeze.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At times, the country air's so strong you can smell the hay/freedom. Far more often, though, Dekker and company find the sweet spot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lilt of the melodies, the consistent surprises of the production, and of course the poetry of the lyrics are all more than enough in and of themselves to keep listeners fully engaged.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Metal Moon could be the soundtrack to an hour from now.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is simple, it is pure, it is predictable, it is Another High on Fire Album.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The listenability of the second-half might leave hip-hop heads indifferent, often feeling just too full of glossy pop, no matter how solid Plug 1 and Plug 2 continue to rap twenty-five years into their career.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zammuto excels at the opposite: deconstructing life into easily digestible songs that make you feel something.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Spine Hits feels too spacious, lacking the depth that both [newly-departed singer] Fannan's swelling vocals and improvised jams filled the band's two previous releases [with]. Regardless, Spine Hits is an enjoyable listen.