Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,360 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,360 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A revitalized take on noise-rock that honors the originating genre while eschewing its occasionally stifling boundaries.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shields growls and purrs in ways Grizzly Bear has never before.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All We Love We Leave Behind stands tall within Converge's discography as yet another glowing example of how to make art out of aggression.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Minaj is fantastical and over-the-top, Haze is understated and raw.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resounding with enchanting vocals, a distinctly dusk-singed ambience and a keen precision thanks to its percussion, Blue Lines transcends the spills onto the dance floor and tinny thumps from laptop speakers, possessing a cosmic ability to remain a masterpiece 21 years after its release.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hummingbird proves that these guys are maturing into a sound that's both singular and wrenching with severity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mountains is a simple name for a band. But it's also an utterly mysterious one that stretches implications across eons. In the right setting, Centralia just feels that deep and rich.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Honeys is 36 minutes of an excellent band doing what it does best, approachability be damned.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Richly arranged, masterfully sequenced, and full of brooding, Push the Sky Away combines the stately beauty of The Boatman’s Call and No More Shall We Part with the intensity of Grinderman/Lazarus-era Cave while managing to sound like neither.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sacrificing recklessness is different from sacrificing passion, and New Moon cements The Men as one of the most exciting rock acts today, no matter who they’re listening to or, most importantly, who they’re redefining.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spaltro pleads and howls her way to the crux of the matter, finds her own way out, and leaves a poetic map behind for the rest of us.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s an album that provides tangibility to an incredibly complex feeling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Learning how to untangle one of the richest experimental albums of recent memory becomes a challenge well worth the undertaking.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its ambrosial melodies and austere instrumentation edify his canon of work, which has long been rewarding for its risky sensibilities and perseverance. Yet that’s what makes Wakin so curious; it’s Vile’s most derivative record to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vol 3: To See More Light is his strongest and most cohesive collection in his career, aided in large part by the head-turning vocals of Justin Vernon, who appears on four of the 11 tracks on the album.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Already so many people have been championing 2013 as the strongest year for music in recent memory, and they’re not wrong, but here’s an album that has the punch and wit to stick around with the best.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Time, life, death, religion, New York City, and New York money are big topics to tackle in a 45 minute pop album, and Modern Vampires doesn’t even attempt answers to the questions it raises. Instead, it’s content to expound upon the Vampire Weekend aesthetic in inventive, imaginative, and undeniably successful ways.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s approachable without compromise and confident enough to be itself, not another Alligator or High Violet, but unmistakably from the outset Trouble Will Find Me.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slinky enough for the club, down-tempo enough for a rooftop soiree, Settle traverses boundaries and expectations.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sunbather is a developed, mature, and, above all, an original statement that truly lives up to the unbelievable amount of hype it has earned.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nearly every song embodies this symbiotic relationship of adolescent daydreams and the ominous real world, as if each tune was its own coming-of-age novella.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, they’ve evolved from a hype band to something much more coveted: a great band.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing Was the Same wrestles Drake’s successes with his ever-lingering insecurities, and like some of the best music, we can see ourselves in these songs. It’s an exhilarating change of pace for the genre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    R Plus Seven might be the first album to crystallize the simultaneous joy and terror inherent in a life of constant connection and constant surveillance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At this point, Win Butler is rock ‘n’ roll’s Christopher Nolan, a hyper-literate artist who crafts reliable, intelligent, and challenging blockbuster events that sweep our minds away. With the 85-minute Reflektor, he’s taken his most creative risks to date and at the cost of simply trusting what he sees, who he knows, and where he wants to go.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They’re challenging listeners to look at music and dance with a completely renewed lens, to forget what was normal and move on with an urge to protest what’s formulated. Admittedly, that’s a frightening and difficult feat, but also unforgettable once accomplished. One might use the same descriptors for Psychic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The succinctness of the record creeps up on you, making it dissolve through your fingers in an unexpected way. But, maybe that’s part of the appeal, the desire for more that it leaves behind, a heightened hunger for baroque-tinged indie pop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stripped of vocal harmonies and electric guitars, the unadorned, raw songs feel unguarded and painstakingly earnest. The sound quality is impeccable on every single track, and Young’s voice has never been more emotionally charged.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The band sounds more energized than they have in years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is an album you should breathe, if only for one play.