Consequence of Sound's Scores

For 3,332 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 Singles [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
3332 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The album flows as if it were a mixtape of Rice songs to a former lover.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What makes Cadillactica arguably his best full-length to date is that he’s never sounded more determined to chart every foot--or every layer of atmosphere--in between.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Faith in Strangers is more than an album that comes to life. It details life from the inside out, focusing on each movement’s innards rather than its outer coat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    First Demo is a remarkably cocksure case study of a landmark act planting its earliest musical seeds.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Nick and Amy’s marriage may be unraveling to the tune of a dark ambient nightmare, but fear not: The cinesonic union of Fincher, Reznor, and Ross is stronger than ever.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    His wordplay, comparable to his friend Ab-Soul’s, remains integral to his approach, but here he’s more personal and purposeful than he was on his mixtapes, rapping about rapping but also lamenting the realities of being young and black in America.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If You’re Reading concentrates the anger pocketed within NWTS’ moodiness. The result is more thrilling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A Distant Fist Unclenching is Krill’s oddball medium between the poppy joy of Alam No Hris and the table-flipping hopelessness of Lucky Leaves.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fantasy Empire will reward longtime listeners and draw in new fans simultaneously, a heady accomplishment for a couple of dudes bashing away at their instruments.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For Walker, it’s about breathing life back into ’60s folk until it bursts with springtime charm, and Primrose Green is 2015’s ultimate encompassment of that sound.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Though it’s Built to Spill’s first album since 2009’s There Is No Enemy and it features a new lineup, Untethered Moon sits right at the band’s musical sweet spot: tight webs of guitar, knotty at places and dangling in the breeze elsewhere. But that reduction to the physical belies the melancholic streak in Martsch’s evocative phrases.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Dupuis and Speedy Ortiz walk along intersections effortlessly: now and then, power and fragility, intricate poetry and direct prose, pain and pleasure. Foil Deer does this as well as their excellent debut, but also takes some risks in its growth.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Deep in the Iris feels like Braids’ turn toward the accessible, but it doesn’t jettison the genre tricks they used to indulge.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The album proves the singer’s will to catapult into greatness, standing as a testament to just how far a great front-person can push a tried-and-true formula.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    By deconstructing traditional geometries of desire, they’ve made their most fully realized album yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s apparent she’s among her generation’s most deserving superstars, maintaining a stunning balance of technical mastery and sensitive lyricism.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While it might be easy to dismiss an EP as a lesser body of work, this five-song set makes the case that Van Etten is in a period of songwriting where all her music is essential, regardless of the package it’s delivered in.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There are too many impressive performances on Surf to focus on just one man’s achievements, and Chance has to be proud of that.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Few bands can return after a 13-year absence and sound vital and fresh, transforming an old-school approach into a process that sounds original. That’s precisely what Desaparecidos have done, making Payola a welcome comeback surprise.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All of this is more fun than a politically charged hardcore album has any right to be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Former Kanye mentor No I.D., DJ Dahi, and Clams Casino handle production on the album, but they work together with Staples so that the seams between the different dreams, hallucinations, memories, and nightmares don’t show.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Navigating between crestfallen country ballads and rollicking rockers, Something More Than Free showcases Isbell’s musical diversity without sacrificing a pinch of lyrical precision.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The precise beauty of their production work, specifically the refusal to dump gratuitous instruments into the mix, places Magnifique at the top of Ratatat’s catalogue. Stroud and Mast let guitars beat at the album’s heart, and their balance of bubbly and peaceful elements ushers a return too fluid to ignore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The album proves to be worth the five-year wait, doubling as an obvious entry point to the band’s catalog. By forming a smooth mix rather than a bumpy exchange of influences, Envy prove they can paint with any color.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    An album that blends rather seamlessly with the group’s fiery six-track debut EP.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The record’s impromptu release was surprising; that Star Wars delivered on all of the excitement surrounding it is anything but.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    DS2
    DS2 is his strongest campaign yet, and it’s the first time a new Future album has met all expectations.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Weirdo Shrine is a fog to get lost in, to put on repeat and let the tangled guitar melodies take root. They’re a light in their own darkness, guiding themselves to newer and more intricate spaces.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Compton’s 16 tracks ebb into each other cohesively.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is an album that’s strictly for vinyl completists who can’t stomach the idea of owning their favorite band’s recordings in a digital format. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this.