cokemachineglow's Scores

  • Music
For 1,758 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 To Be Kind
Lowest review score: 2 Rain In England
Score distribution:
1,758 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The real nuggets of the album, however, lie in the moments when the inherent melancholy behind Hart’s doe-eyed mysticism comes out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It feels self-contained, wholly its own, and this is what allows it to hold up such a pristine and vast mirror to the scenes that surround it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    XXX
    XXX is something much more complex, challenging, and rewarding than a dirty joke.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Visions is exactly what it sounds like: it's an aesthetic and conceptual vision, one utterly unique to Boucher, and it's both strange and satisfying.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With El-P's help, Killer Mike has produced his first unquestionably great Album.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    El-P's always been ahead of the curve but Cancer for Cure isn't valuable for its prescience so much as its currency of the now and the way it unites rap head nostalgia for the future beats of the past with the beats of the present.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Everything that makes Shackleton's sound a singular one is on proud display through this extensive compilation of new material.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It is the best Swans live record in that it distills the essential loss of agency one is meant to endure as best as two little discs can manage.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Channel Orange is going to be the standard to beat for some time. And it might very well be the best R&B album of our young decade.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Om certainly absorb religious images from every corner of the Old World with a certain reckless abandon, but despite a wandering path that would find most lost in appropriative disrespect, it all seems to melt effortlessly together into the band's unique tapestry of the void.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is indeed a soaring achievement, one seemingly without missteps.... In fact, the only drawback of an album this expertly executed is its smoothness.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    We adore this album and are pretty sure most of you will, too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Might not be as mature as [Rejoicing] but manages to reach greater, more varied heights as a result.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Easily the most cohesive and consistent album of his career, and one of the first great albums of 2005.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Is it their best album? Maybe not. Is it still the best pop album of the year? Of course.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With Show Your Bones, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have proven themselves worthy of the hype, and, more importantly, the excitement caused by an undeniably fantastic record.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Give Mobile time, and it will fasten itself, embed its patterns, and stay with you longer than you could have imagined a solo percussion album ever could.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    So to those bored to tears by Sumday, take notice: though it fails to break any new ground, Just Like the Fambly Cat is as good a parting shot from these guys as we could have expected.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A quietly brilliant album.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Happy New Year is fresh and adventurous and, most important, it is consistently so.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s downright exciting for a band like the Thermals to emerge with something so simple and unflustered, so bereft of unnecessary baggage, a shining light of a record that delivers on its early promise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Modern Times is a record of both giddy songwriting peaks and overall uniformity, a record whose music ultimately delivers and enriches its well-bred messages of realism and religion, work and devotion, the certitude of decay and the decay of certitude.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite its more fractured stylistic elements -- shoegaze smashing headlong into folk pop -- Writer’s Block emerges as one of the most complete and satisfying records of this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The 24 songs... are characteristically and uniformly excellent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is one of the best albums of the year, from a verifiable talent and one of the scene’s most exciting young songwriters.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Radiohead sound as ephemeral and variegated as ever, flowering and streaming and as big as the light our eyes can catch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The honesty of Bozulich and her band is striking, their creativity voracious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Object 47 does an excellent job of making a leap toward the avant-pop side of the pop/punk wire walked by…uh…Wire on "Chairs Missing" and "154."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s hard to parse the band’s ultimate intentions, but there’s no doubt that every note and lyric on this album are in fact intended, and, most importantly, sincere.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What is clear, though, is that this is a finely drawn, funny, animated, and gumdrop authentic record, never less than fascinating in its endless and disburdening involutions.