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 points higher 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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, it just feels like Elephant is the culmination of the group trying to please absolutely everyone and it instead feels like sort of a mess.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you like minimal electronic music at all, you must seek it out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stevens is simply one of the most talented artists creating music right now, period.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If I were to have just heard the first half of the disc, I probably would have proclaimed it the best of the year as well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Needless to say, Untrue shatters any ideas of a sophomore slump.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you've liked any of his previous work, you won't go wrong here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Your tolerance level for the group will probably mostly have to do with how well you can stand the rather light vocal stylings and the sometimes lighter-electronics programming.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We Are Monster is one of those fun albums that sounds great whether you're in the mood to move or just sitting down and listening on headphones as you ride to work on the bus.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Despite having a lot in common with their first disc, there are some slight variations in sound that make Chutes Too Narrow even better than its predecessor.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He jumps styles of music effortlessly, all the while managing to pull things together with touching and inventive lyrics.... One of the best releases of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Some of the more stunning psychedelic rock I've heard in awhile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan, there's certainly stuff you'll enjoy here, but if you're looking for them to take another step forward, this might not suffice.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Dense and substantive, Return To Cookie Mountain is a nice head-trip to take.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If there's one question to be raised with the album, it's that it's all simply so lush and nice that on some levels it fails to excite.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While it makes a lot of musical leaps (it's probably the most "experimental" work he's done), not all of them work, but there are still some great moments for fans of his work here.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's certainly pretty, and definitely has its moments, but it simply lacks the vitality of past work.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In truth, a couple tracks could have been cut to turn this into an epic single-disc release of huge proportions, but it's still the best work that Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have done since Murder Ballads.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the problems with the album is that after the super-solid beginning the second half or so of the album just doesn't compare.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    As with many releases like this, I wish the ride were just a little bit more bumpy just to throw off expectations, but nonetheless Fleet Foxes have put out quite an enjoyable little debut here.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's definitely a great step for the group.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Low continues to create beautiful music.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Insanely catchy and perfect for singing along with.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For the most part, it's the sophomore release without the stumble.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's something that could appeal to everyone from fans of Can to Fela to Kompakt. This is inspiring stuff.