Almost Cool's Scores

  • Music
For 410 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 93 You Forgot It In People
Lowest review score: 20 Do The Bambi
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 410
410 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There's a lot of the year to go still, but this one's going to be hard to beat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exciting release that deepens with further listens, Mothertongue is a great step forward from Muhly.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ys
    A knockout of an album.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's dance music that's hard to dance to and post rock music that's post what everyone else making post rock is doing. Oh yeah, and it's also one of the best releases of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stevens is simply one of the most talented artists creating music right now, period.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Tamborello is] one of the better American electronic artists in the game right now.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are times where the release feels like a transitional effort, yet it also contains some of the best songs that they've ever done.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only has the group taken their sound and refined it even more, but even the ambient soundscapes and parts between the actual songs are more well constructed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Happiness never gets up and rocks, it's solid from beginning to end.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm not sure if it's the work by O'Rourke or the progression of the group (or a little of both), but this disc is so multi-layered that it's easy to hear new things many many times after the first listen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nearly everything is fair game with the group, and that's what makes this release one of their better ones.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It obviously has its high points and moments that drift a little more, but The Avalanches are definitely onto something with the release.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A glorious, noisy, melodic, celebratory release from the ever-inventive group.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An outstanding debut album, and easily one of my favorite releases of the year so far.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With Neon Golden, The Notwist have done something that's not exactly an easy task; they've created an album that's mixes electronic and organic music in a way that makes each better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's one of the most vital releases I've heard this year, and while I can hear fans of their past work being a bit puzzled, I simply can't imagine anyone not being at least a bit thrilled by it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Essentially, Person Pitch is an amazing third album from the young musician, on a par with the best work of the Animal Collective. Striking just the right balance between melody, song, and experimentation, it's one of the best albums of the year so far.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the best work that the group has done.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sung Tongs is 12 tracks and 52 minutes of the most bizarre and absolutely mind-bendingly infectious pop music that you'll hear this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Once again, Snaith has surprised just about everyone, and Up In Flames will likely go down as one of my favorite albums of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Call it music for lucid dreaming, call it music for daydreams, or call it music for simply strolling in the dusk, this is another album that will stretch time and take you to another place.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Needless to say, Untrue shatters any ideas of a sophomore slump.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For the most part, it's the sophomore release without the stumble.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Weird enough to have an edge, but a huge step up in terms of production and song-writing, this is a big move forward from the group.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sounding somewhat like a lot of groups but not exactly like anyone, this is an album you shouldn't miss.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if you haven't liked the group in the past, you might very well find yourself won over by Fabulous Muscles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mathy, but hyper melodic, it packs more ideas into forty minutes than most releases that are much longer. Stern has clearly side-stepped the sophomore slump.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you like minimal electronic music at all, you must seek it out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're curious about the group but haven't taken a chance on them yet, this is the perfect album to start.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Paavoharju have put together an entrancing second release.