Consequence of Sound's Scores

For 3,373 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 5.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Siamese Dream [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
3373 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For now, What a Time is the sound of two of our biggest current pop figures using each other’s strengths to bring out their own.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It asks listeners to love it, and its creator, for both flaws and attributes. Fortunately, the latter far outweigh the former, announcing Banks as a well-rounded songwriter and singer that deserves a lot of the attention she has earned so early in her career.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Without pretense or irony, Alabama Shakes carry on a vibrant rock ‘n’ roll tradition with psychedelic twists and turns that keep listeners curious about what’s next. Boys & Girls fired the warning shot three years ago. Sound & Color continues the momentum, one holy wail at a time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are few sonic commonalities between the texture-oriented Love Remains--an album a lot of people loved--and Care. Objectively, though, this is a thoughtful, sincere pop R&B record that at times reaches Krell’s intended gorgeous heights.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Taken individually, the tracks from These Systems Are Failing are refreshingly vibrant for the 51-year-old Moby, who, even after 12 studio albums and countless other releases under his belt, continues to reinvent himself.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    She might be conflicted, but Alone revels in the kind of humanity that’s long made Hynde’s best work with the Pretenders tick.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There’s virtually nothing not to like about Pilot Talk III. Like other Curren$y releases, it makes up for its lack of revelations with a contagious joyfulness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With Ha, Ha, He., Mourn suggest that they’re more than capable of working their way through to that end, and putting the whole struggle on display with a righteous fury.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With its gritted teeth and threats of violence, “If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You I Will” sets the tone for the rest of The Dream Is Over, a feral animal of an album that frequently lashes out without warning.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In comparison [to 2007’s The Con], Love You to Death can at times seem regressive, less poignant. For those who once looked to Tegan and Sara to help them navigate the bumpy roads of adult emotions, it’s a map for terrain they left in the dust a long time ago.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In time, fans may want something more adventurous or experimental, but for now, the band is in a groove, churning out good to great songs with a distinguishable aesthetic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Having self-produced the record, he was able to maintain a certain level of rawness with these recordings. Strings buzz and ring throughout every track. When the drums come in, they feel large and demanding. His voice is hazy, almost like a speck in his own musical universe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Faith No More had nothing to lose by staying on history’s sidelines, for once, but Sol Invictus proves that they belong back in the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s easy to get caught up in the saccharine beats and hooks, but Angelakos has once again succeeded in making a powerful and accessible pop record about his deeply personal experiences.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While he may not be breaking new ground here, Morby shows that there’s plenty of resonance yet to be mined from familiar tropes while also finally finding a distinct voice within.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Running Out of Love is absolutely true to the duo’s style and their assessment of today’s Sweden.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Much of his work lives in destruction and rebirth, and embracing that helps to make Too Many Voices his strongest record since his 2012 breakout, Luxury Problems.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gearing up to be the next EDM crossover talent, Flume’s sophomore effort, Skin, showcases a producer at ease with all of the sounds moving tickets at America’s major festival events: hip-hop, indie pop, and EDM.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even if MCIII falls shy of its lofty predecessor, this record marks his most ambitious outing to date and makes it impossible not to already start anticipating MCIV.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Short Movie lacks the seamless thematic and tonal cohesion of Once I Was An Eagle, but it offers more immediate pleasures.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Placed within the context of Cash’s legendary career, this collection sees the Man in Black shining brightly out among the stars, even at a moment when most of the world wasn’t really interested in stargazing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a band cruising in their own lane, the road smooth as Teflon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Internet is a big place, but Cities Aviv is here to highlight all the best parts, and in doing so he’s carved out a niche that no one fits as well as he does.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Two
    This is no high-profile nostalgia-grab, just another iteration of these four longtime friends and talented musicians producing art, a strong counter-example to the backlash against the often soulless reunion movement.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Their songs run thick with the anxiety of uprooting, but they’re also rich with characters, some of whom are referred to affectionately by name.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dry Food is an engaging statement, guarded and subtle at times, boisterous and revealing at others, and it’ll be exciting to see which elements win out as Kempner continues to polish her already glowing sound.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In addition to their more fully formed sound, one of the more exciting things about The Internet is the music’s point of view.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It succeeds in its commitment to being, first and foremost, a Night Beds album, primarily concerned with mining the past for its shining moments of beauty and disaster. For this reason, it never feels like anything other than Yellen staying true to himself, to what inspires him and makes him hungry.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The 13 songs on Nosebleed Weekend communicate angst, anger, and regret by turns, but that feeling of comfort rests like a soft pillow at the very bottom of the mix, giving the trio enough confidence to explore corners of their sound they had never thought to unearth before.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    FFS
    It’s evident from the outset that things on FFS are going to work out just fine, and the record keeps that momentum flowing largely through to the end.