Under The Radar's Scores

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For 5,112 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 0 Burned Mind
Score distribution:
5112 music reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much like your favorite pair of relaxed-fit jeans, broken in over time for a comfortable, casual aesthetic, the complex character of Muzz gradually unfurls into a terrifically cool album that should be wholly appreciated with repeated plays.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The whole album is stuffed with hooks and brilliant ideas. This is peak Nicole Atkins.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 10-track record, which is slickly produced and pleasant on the ears. ... His latest batch of terrific songs
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    He is just as self-effacing, funny, and principled as ever. He is still creating quality additions to one of the most consistent punk discographies out there. Most importantly, his music is still an absolute blast to experience, looking towards an uncertain future with a beautiful collective spirit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nguyen has always had a handle on taking atypical musical paths and somehow turning them into mellifluous passages. The combination you may not have seen coming though is the confessional mixed with a prevailing sense of calm, that somehow sounds best when Temple is cranked to the rafters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you dig in, you’ll quickly discover it’s one of the smartest, catchiest, and most danceable records of its kind released since the period it references.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The record wanders amongst the warm thickets of Woods’ discography like an explorer: coming across new worlds and sensations without judgement or fear, but instead, equipped with an eye for the beautifully difficult—those things in life that test us, that make us pure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gentle Grip is an eclectic and thrilling ride and breathes new life into art-pop, avant-funk, and disco-infused guitar rock.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is a deceptively intimate work; diary entries hidden within slickly produced pop songs, which shows Britain’s most divisive band still hasn’t lost its ability to surprise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unkempt but heartfelt, Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between is ultimately an enjoyable record from a unique band.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If the effort was primarily to put together a collection of a near dozen perfectly listenable songs, Sorceress surely succeeds in that. The out of synch interruption of a few earlier tracks only sticks out because of the near perfection of the album’s start and finish. If Williamson has an eye towards a fully formed work, Sorceress clearly shows that’s well within her reach.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quickies is an issue of MAD Magazine in musical form. It’s a ton of fun, and absolutely a welcome relief to the situation we’re going right now.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Set My Heart On Fire Immediately may be indulgent, but it is intoxicating in its sprawling approach. It is openly expressive and emotional, as we follow Hadreas through fantastic highs and dark and dissociative lows.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Song For Our Daughter is a mature and worthy work to serve as her latest statement. That its simply stated statements resonate all the more in a quieter time go to show that Marling’s instincts to deliver this gift to our doorsteps early were perfectly timed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall Petals For Armor proves that Hayley Williams, with her singing as sharp as ever, is no one trick pony and is willing to push the envelope outside of her comfort zone for a sophisticated and sensual debut album that should play well to the masses.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warnings is a triumphant, timely, and life-affirming return.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strong four-song start to the album. ... Unfortunately the remaining tracks are somewhat of a mixed bag and instead of straddling the line between country and bittersweet indie pop they all too often cross the line into country. These pleasant tunes don’t have enough sharp dynamics to give them an edge and so end up as mostly fluff without so much substance and represent the reflective mood of the album.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This album offers joy and a ray of sun-drenched hope at a time when both are so very vital.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Do You Wonder About Me? isn’t quite the front-to-back killer album Diet Cig feels capable of, but it is absolutely a step forward for the duo. They sound more confident than ever, and give some enticing hints as to where their sound could go next.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The album’s best songs show the potential of a more focused implementation of these styles. But if you’re willing to go along for the ride, you’ll find a lot to love in Will Toledo’s latest reinvention.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, HiRUDiN is a winning combination of the familiar and the peculiar and is worth a listen for fans of rhapsodic pop rock with seductive vocals and grooves.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The album is a complicated picture of Swayama’s past, present, and future. It is rare to see a debut album with such a fully realized voice and vision behind it. What’s more, she exorcises her personal demons amid some of the year’s best dancefloor-filling pop.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Devotion arrived on the wake of her innovative predecessors, but isn’t quite anthemic enough to rise to the top. The album nonetheless illuminates another side of Glaspy and still captures her tact for normalizing particular personal emotion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although it’s fun to search for musical reference points, Agitprop Alterna is an album that stands on its own two feet due to the sheer quality of the songwriting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Efficient production and robust songwriting combines with constant bursts of delicate beauty, creating an introspective and deeply moving experience. Clocking in at a brisk half hour there is no fat, only quality song after quality song.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an album full of depth, beauty, and poetic intelligence that showcases Katie Harkin’s formidable skills as a songwriter and musician.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A spin of this excellent record—and the exquisite pangs of that bittersweet nostalgia we crave, return, regardless of our age or sexual orientation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Another stellar collection of smart, sweet, and silly songs from some of Canada’s best blog-era indie rock survivors.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Viscerals takes their abject menace to the next level its predecessor King of Cowards threatened.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For an artist whose past two albums were as impeccably curated as they were produced, the non-cohesiveness of Miss Anthropocene is bit of a disappointment, in spite of the record’s highlights.