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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Hissing Fauna might be Barnes’ finest work yet, an opus built entirely of sugar.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best thing, really, that can be said of Because of the Times is that it works the hardest trick: seeming deeply personal and inclusive, but still having an embrace elastic enough to be universally appealing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This one sees him expanding outward in any number of directions, and succeeding in nearly all of them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All in all, Teenager stands as both a distillation of the band’s strengths and an impressive step forward, and perhaps more importantly, an irony-free, immensely relatable look at the heady emotional extremes of youth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Strawberry Jam might be art, but more interestingly, Strawberry Jam might be pop. Okay, avant-pop.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Yan and Hamilton manage to capture old clichés in new ways and that, filtered through their weirdness and idiosyncrasies, the sentiments seems new (or at least more original).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    No shocking directions or paroxysmal about-faces, but Lie Down In The Light is still some glorious stuff, expectations met and mettle once again tested.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Evil Urges furthers the reveal with confident and imaginative strides, now with 100% less burning kitten jokes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Newman’s work here demands high praise, especially with his resume.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best songs on Music Tapes For Clouds And Tornados feature just Julian and banjo.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In short, this is not only more like it--this is possibly Deerhoof’s best album, lingering nostalgia issues with Reveille aside.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The imprint scores its hat-trick with Ouliposaliva: the entree of Angil and the Hiddentracks, one of the most bizarre/bankable records to air outside of its creators’ Parisian side-streets.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If "Woke On A Whaleheart" (2007) was the cuckoo clock, Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle‘s Callahan’s triumphant Renaissance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s his most focused album in over a decade, and ought to absolutely kill onstage.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Regardless of his collaborators or how he chooses to approach his songs, The Life of the World to Come is further proof of Darnielle's ability, evident since long before he traded a boombox for a studio, to imbue his imagery, his sentiments, and his many characters with astounding weight and power.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Find, here, Gorillaz’ third record, some sort of masterpiece within the band’s canon, and undoubtedly the best chillwave record ever recorded.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Loving Body Talk means finding pleasure in the perfect execution of pop conventions; it means recognizing the click.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Like any Books album, The Way Out is best embraced as a headphones record, but it could also work at a party, on a morning commute, over dinner, under a squeaking bedframe--it's the poppiest ambient album I've heard in some time, surprisingly accessible given the band's track record.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    They've rapidly become the standard bearers for the funkiest of instrumental soul, and III suggests they could keep doing this thing for several albums before it even begins to approach boring. We should all be as similarly stoked.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's true the band has made a radical decision to turn down the volume on the wall of sound they've been building up since their debut, but in doing so they've turned up something else they've been fond of for so long: measured nuance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There's a stunning balance between fluid variations and deviations that in total feel like improvisation and the strictly confined, loping-in-circles gait of traditional hip-hop-a process which then lends itself to being described as simultaneously dynamic and hypnotic, loose and hard, jam and the jam.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    They've struck a balance, similar to Terrible Two, that's instantly accessible, consistently surprising, and extremely satisfying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Vile has slyly written pop that enters one's head without leaving much of a permanent mark; instead of a distraction from one's deeper woes, it's chameleonic accompaniment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All Eternals Deck, the band's first album for North Carolina superindie Merge, effectively picks up from where the apocalyptic finale of The Life of the World To Come (2009) left off.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    House of Balloons is an album suspended in contradiction--a collection of sex jams tired of sex, or a paean to coke addled irretrievably by the same. It lacks dynamism because it has to; the Weeknd know nothing else, just that in every solid groove lurks the metronomic pulse of something waiting to die.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is a cohesive suite of powerfully effective songs with one thing on its mind: "the inexorable march of Time."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Laced is more than a real step-up for Psychedelic Horseshit, it's the best album of its kind I've heard this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There is little else more gratifying in being a fan of music than watching a musician, with every successive album, build upon his or her potential in such an exquisite, dedicated way that everything about their music is now a magnificent improvement over what came before. Roommate's third album is all that.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It feels both classic and surprisingly new; this is Real Estate, and this is all Real Estate will ever be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Anyone expecting the nocturnal looping he usually cooks up is in for a shock-Passed Me By is a jagged little tangent designed to make that warehouse seem spookier.