cokemachineglow's Scores

  • Music
For 1,761 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% 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: 71
Highest review score: 100 To Pimp A Butterfly
Lowest review score: 2 Rain In England
Score distribution:
1,761 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    From the ground up, Plumb is through and through the work of a band that has absolutely mastered its craft.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Over five years and around an international filming schedule, Riz MC has managed to use his credentials to mount a dazzling attack on what he sees going on in Farringdon Road, and has emerged with the kind of crossover masterstroke that could outshine the National Curriculum.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach deliver a much more consistent and musically varied album with Rubber Factory, yet don’t sacrifice the guitar rock that made their previous two albums so much fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Real Gone... is Waits’ grittiest work to date and is an excellent introduction, for those unacquainted, to his hard-boiled thirty-year run.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    These Arms Are Snakes have clearly created a distinct sound and are doing something only the Blood Brothers can come close to right now in terms being interesting, inventive and still rocking hard.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Tigers cannot compete with an actual Case show, of course, and after Blacklisted we don't really need to be reminded of her talent, but, hell, why not?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It begins to sink in that this band has performed a theoretical feat of Hawking proportions: it has devised a fool-proof formula for the unformulaic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    His delivery is exhilarating, but it made me nervous, jittery. It’s kind of like Miles Davis scatting, but instead of a trumpet he’s playing the entire writing staff of The Simpsons.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Some Cities is easily their best since Lost Souls, and while repeated listens won't likely reveal it better than their debut, it's often equally as hypnotizing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Though not perfect, it's unlikely 2005 will see many records eclipsing The Sunlandic Twins.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The album ups the ante on everything that made Up in Flames so astounding, and adds more pop structure to the chaotic bliss-outs, resulting in what is probably his biggest achievement to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    With Black Sheep Boy, Okkervil River have made the kind of minor classic that will inspire obsessive-compulsive love affairs with the lucky people who stumble upon it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Outside the charismatic skill of Lidell's shapeshifting vocals and his forward-looking arrangements, the actual songs of Multiply aren't of as indelible an essence as the classics that they imitate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Comfort of Strangers isn’t only Orton’s best album to date, it’s her most daring.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The disc tends to coast now and then, though it’s hard to say if that’s due to chinks in the songwriting armor or the band’s straightforwardness. Still, rock for rock’s sake is not without meaning.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    We, The Vehicles is a fine collection of songs by a band running on all cylinders.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    They’ve managed to produce the best American rock record of the year so far.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This is more than a diary set to music; it’s an interactive map. It is a scrapbook of love gone wrong, including ripped photos, amateur pencil sketches, tear-stained poems, and ticket stubs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Though the tracks are lengthy, they’re not indulgent but patient, moving at the pace of Frank Sinatra’s September of My Years (1965) rather than the National’s Alligator (2005).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    On Silent Shout, The Knife have shaken off their more tangential musical inclinations and produced an intensely cohesive album, a monochrome rainbow that has emerged from the unfocused torrential rainstorm of before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Andrew Bird has thrown down his gauntlet brimming with post-structural imagery, swirling entropy, a truly floral arrangement of genre pieces and genre mixing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Aesop Rock’s terrifically brooding new record.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Panic Prevention is no classic, but a wonderful testament to intuition, which boisterously, and rightfully, posits Jamie T in that rare class of pioneering artist, one who has created a piece of work to stand with any of the other notable records released so far this year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If nothing else, Stars of the Lid have achieved Adam's goal of making music "to really relax to," abjectly defying intent listening, laying waste to the established vocabulary of music production and appreciation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It is true that many may balk at the lack of outright pop or that some of the songs are too sparse or that Steve Albini’s production is bottom-heavy, muddy, and lo-fi but there’s just too much to love on this album for any of that to get in the way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Worth mentioning about Rook, as something of a corollary to its ostensible punch-in-the-gut dynamics, is how creatively put together it all is.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Prejudices be damned, this is the best hip-hop record this year, and if that doesn’t satiate your hype-riddled appetite, then you would be well-served to shut off your computer, removing yourself from the power of the web, and throw this in your car stereo.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s rather difficult to describe the feelings and aural excitements wrought by Blood, Looms and Blooms, but suffice to say it’s the work of a powerfully brilliant and individual artist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    His flow is, as always, commanding, effortless, and unrelenting, making it hard to grab individual lines when each is intricately related to the next.