Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,299 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 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Let England Shake
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,299 music reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Musically and lyrically, Achtung Baby sounds as fresh and relevant as it did 20 years ago.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes Parallax a fully realized album is, in contrast to its compact musicality, the expanses and voids Cox explores.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Part Lies is a goodbye to the fans who have been around for years but a hello to those who missed out the first time 'round. And that is all truth.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gambino can really rap. Scratch that; he can really, really rap, plus sing and emote and put on a show better than 90% of his hip-hop counterparts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While looking for 50 Words For Snow, she has found 50 other original ways to express herself effortlessly, creating another intriguing piece of work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's pretty impossible to be disappointed with the result here: crisp remastering of the original 10 songs, plus 18 Gish-era tracks, demos and live versions, many of which are being released officially for the first time here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This collection captures a beautiful set from a legendary group that remains vibrant and continues to look forward into the future.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The service Temporary Residence Limited have done in making these nearly lost classics available again is downright admirable, turning out a set that's a must-have for post-rock fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Attack on Memory, Baldi's never felt more alive or more authentic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite all of the weirdness, this is a band that deserved to have their story told, to receive mass attention rather than merely cult status, and this box set should achieve that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dedicated to the late Vic Chesnutt, Mr. M will stand as one of Lambchop's finest, most cohesive, and easiest straight-through listens yet, despite its intermediate tendencies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sleigh Bells take one of the most confident and surefooted steps forward a band could take for a follow-up album, eschewing the storied sophomore pitfalls in favor of a sharper, fuller sound.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sweet Heart, Sweet Light covers a broad aural spectrum from surrealistic haze to outward pop and as such, is some of Jason Pierce's and Spiritualized's best material since Ladies and Gentlemen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like Icky Mettle before it, reminds modern listeners of just how unhinged their sound was, especially when compared to those that came after them.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Kill For Love, it almost feels like the man's true thesis, as if he's strung together all his ideas, feelings, and sounds into one colossal being that acts less like an album and more like a highly organized archive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bloom culminates six years and three albums of anticipatory ache with subtlety and meticulous song placement that unfolds if you let it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Post-Nothing melts into a hazy dream, Celebration Rock does exactly what it claims to do-it burns on and on like the best sort of party.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter how far into the ether they push, no matter what new form their music takes, there is a core Liars sound, and they've never sounded more aware of that or as ready to take on the challenge of reaching into that center.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Idler Wheel succeeds in creating a singular world more daring than any of Apple's previous records and one of the most daring pop records in recent history.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the highs last time around ("Slow Burn," "This Ain't A Scene") still feel a bit higher, Twenty Five, even while it grasps at noise and disorder, comes together as a fully formed, mature statement of an album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Women are all over A Thing Called Divine Fits, but at its many hearts the record celebrates "a very brotherly" relationship.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album redefines Swans by gathering the best of its past and re-centering the music on impulse and interplay, built with a preternatural sense of how long to let a section develop before moving on to the next idea
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sun
    Transformed in both sound and spirit, Sun is a passionate pop album of electronic music filtered through a singer-songwriter's soul.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big Inner is a brilliant debut, brimming with homages to pop music's past, whether it be Motown or Randy Newman.
    • 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.