Consequence of Sound's Scores

For 3,335 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 Tomorrow's Hits
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
3335 music reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That being said, though, while Codes and Keys is a pleasing listen, it ultimately does lack the depth to make it really memorable, and some of the sacrifices made to create its poppy aesthetic are terribly unfortunate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By the end of it, there's little doubting Gaga's sincerity. For all of her schlock and posturing, it's hard to remember the last time a pop star was this sincere.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Because Heavy Rocks can't seem to figure out what it wants to be, it falls short of other Boris albums.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While wild, boisterous garage rock is hardly hip in mid-2011, the breakneck speed and balls-out ferocity of Tan Bajo would be welcome at any time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fair amount of the content on the debut can be summarized as dull or even expected. That said, this is a solid pop record, and one that should find an audience, namely the same audience that found the band's biggest influences.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lerche's pretty falsetto around an unexpectedly funky beat before blossoming into a harmonious choral chant that evokes the kind of hard-won joy depicted at the end of movies, where people with tear-stained but smiling faces sway back and forth with their arms around each other.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While he succeeds fairly well at ensuring that Lupercalia spends its every minute displaying his emotions on its sleeve, it's fairly safe to say that this record won't exactly storm the charts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On a major label debut, there is very little room to mess around and get experimental, but that's precisely what he's done. It's not a great effort from either end of the duo, and it frankly leaves one wondering what could have been for such a promising pair.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With an album that highlights the lowlights and vice-versa of being an MC, Big Sean has crafted an effort that makes room for himself on the rap spectrum.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At 14 tracks, The Light of the Sun would have fared better if cut by three or four numbers. But that's why god invented the skip button.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's difficult to be so down on an album that's this agreeable, but you can't help but feel you're listening to a band that's just settling with familiar patterns.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gold Cobra props itself up as the best thing we've seen from our most hated band since even 1997, and the two albums following that had enough singles to fill a greatest hits compilation one record ahead of schedule.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So far, he's kept a high quality to go along with the high volume of his releases, and Weekend at Burnie's is no exception. It won't be his breakout into the mainstream, but if he continues at this rate he'll be there soon enough.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though Native To is a pleasant introduction, there's nothing urgent here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mount Moriah is ultimately a refreshing debut whose flaws can easily be excused as growing pains.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To say this album is a complete miss would be unfair. In reality, it's a great band reaching for a completely different horizon, all with hints of their previous selves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a bad album by any means, Buffalo simply isn't a good album: a couple of decent tracks present themselves but it doesn't feel like a 45-minute investment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mohager takes the propulsive beats of New Order and makes it his own for the modern club set. With a better editor, Mohager's future won't let up any time soon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Let It Beard might be the weirdest but most original album of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the ability to place this on a continuum, this is a record that sounds so dissimilar from its kin, a unique new version of an old favorite.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nothing can be accomplished if someone doesn't stand up and act as the new gold standard. Kanye West and Jay-Z have proven themselves to be, at the very least, kings of just that notion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the best part about the tape is its track-for-track coherence–unlike most of Mane's releases, there isn't a single atrocious or incongruous moment here–the worst part is that there isn't much difference between its peaks and valleys.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The majority of a record being submerged in noise certainly won't please everyone, but Prom stands as a solid second release from a group that certainly has a lot of growing left to do.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're willing to dig around a little bit, you'll unearth a small handful of moments showing Hiatt at his very best. You just have to get your jeans a little dirty.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The album bears Rogue's signature yet versatile voice and simplistic guitar-driven arrangements that recall his eponymous band's first album with the occasional grand gestures of Rogue Wave's later work.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What's disheartening about In Waves is its lack of a clear identity; the band seem to be targeting too much at once.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My Damnation serves as minor evidence that Chelsea Grin might not become a throwaway copycat. Fans can only hope polish doesn't push these Utah rockers away from their current path and towards the poppier territory of their more famous neighbors.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Had Nero not loitered on their cozy euphoric plateau, Welcome Reality may have given those Tron: Legacy co-conspirators a good fight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a really pleasing album. Just don't listen too hard to the words.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All that's "green" isn't necessarily gold here, but most of it shines.