cokemachineglow's Scores

  • Music
For 1,772 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 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 To Be Kind
Lowest review score: 2 Rain In England
Score distribution:
1772 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Califone are continuing the progressive refinement of their roots, giving an assured argument for the possibilities ignored by folk musicians enslaved to tradition and a smart recall to all the forward-thinking others who have moved too completely and arrogantly on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The line between cheese and accessibility can be thin, and whistling or handclaps or a hidden track or an overt songwriting method can all reek, but Friend and Foe has, just as ostensibly, no wasted space. The hinge is in the balance the band manages with every inkling of sound or production seeming both spontaneous and stultifying, both labored-over and cast off.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Although there are a couple of failed tracks--like the tediously slow 'The Turn'--most of this stuff is groundbreaking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is the best music Jay-Z can make as a human--at least by my (his) definitions of what he (we) can do.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Nearly 1700 words and I still feel like this record's left me speechless. That's an epiphany to cherish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    At Mount Zoomer is a tremendous success.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This variation in the songcraft amid absolute adherence to a predetermined aesthetic attests to the band’s ability to craft a well-paced, engaging arc, an album as much attuned to its coherency as it is to being a springboard for a few spectacular singles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While Skitter on Take-Off is a great album, At the Cut is a brilliant one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    These songs are great expanses, sprawling and glorious.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Strange Mercy is Clark's most tense, nauseous, kaleidoscopic album yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    New History Warfare has enough range that it seems to have opened up a whole new fanbase that might otherwise have no interest in avant-garde music.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With Julia Holter, with this profound and inexhaustibly gorgeous album, we can transcend our own transcendence and find the greatest bliss in the joyful renunciation of what makes us us.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    In The Idler Wheel's ten phenomenal songs, Fiona Apple seems to lay everything out on the table.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Out of the Shadow remains one of the most promisingly straight-forward indie-rock/pop debuts since Oh, Inverted World.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Woman King is the sound of Iron & Wine becoming a band; the sound of a singer-songwriter taking that all-important step forward; the sound of a group refusing to slip into the trap of staleness and homogeneity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Arular beats out most everything I’ve heard this year in terms of creativity, energy, dance-ability and fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tonally and lyrically somewhere between L. Cohen, Aidan Moffett and David Berman, Berringer's cynical, world-worn love-letters and resigned croon work perfectly with the band's rock steady rhythm-section.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tender Buttons feels more urgent and alive than anything Broadcast has ever recorded.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Feels takes the Collective in an exciting new direction, creating the kind of record that expands on the group's less esoteric strengths while also pushing their sound forward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of his strongest and most focused albums to date.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    FaCE manages to be new, fresh and experimental while still retaining the listenability of much of Pollard’s seemingly never-ending canon.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Simply put, in 2006, My Life is a timeless evaluation of Assimilation, sometimes harmless, sometimes bleak, but consistently absorbing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The music beneath Cookie Mountain is an earthquake of nearly generation-defining proportions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The melodies are entrancing, made even more intriguing by their submergence within the reverb, together resulting in an album whose scope and sound are impossible to ignore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    All of its tracks are kila kila killer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The collection is one of the best releases of 2006 because Tom Waits is one of America’s greatest living songwriters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is not just music that I believe, in the sense that it is credible, but this is music to believe in.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quaristice--the band’s 9th full length, with about as many EPs--is probably the best album Autechre could have created at this point in their career.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A lock for most promising debut of '08.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Micachu’s album has all the markers of quirky chic--an unusual voice, a fairly well-known producer, and a distinctive approach centered around pastiche.