Consequence of Sound's Scores

For 3,394 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 56% 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 Channel Orange
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
3394 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Lotta Sea Lice, Barnett and Vile’s first collaborative album together, makes for a remarkably sublime pairing that brings out the best in each artist, an unexpected gem that sits near the top of either’s discography.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is an album you should breathe, if only for one play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Are You Alone?, as its title suggests, is an incredibly personal experience, one that benefits from conversing with Welsh as much as he is with you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Asperities conveys a similar sense of place [as previous albums] without ever explicitly detailing where it’s set or why, allowing the listener to envision their own wrinkles stretched over Kent’s richly drawn skeleton.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Telefone shows a great sense of promise and complex beauty.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Levi expertly evokes the story and emotion even without any visual cues.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For those who have paid close attention to the band’s evolution, it seemed inevitable that he would get to this point. Accordingly, A Corpse Wired for Sound feels like a culmination.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Too
    Too feels like a transitional record, but it’s also as trashy and as thrashy as they come.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The music on the record seamlessly ebbs and flows while not sounding repetitive, and Alison Goldfrapp remains one of pop’s most charismatic, if underrated, singers. In all, Silver Eye has a little bit of everything for fans of either the band’s uptempo electronic or reflective folk-ambient phases.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    At nine songs and just over 36 minutes, Fading Frontier is a filler-free opus of experimental rock splendor that never lags and always intrigues.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The band sounds more energized than they have in years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Wildflower comes out swinging.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Lorde’s overreaches and missteps are just as charming as the incisive parts, so she must be an icon. The board-manning Jack Antonoff’s over-reliance on synths and clicks limits what she can do with this new maximalism, and her insistence on, well, melodrama will occasionally mar her best writing, which remains in the shadows. She’s not a liability. But she can be a forest fire.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The refusal to stick to one gender only adds to 1989‘s ubiquitous strength, making it less an album applicable to specific male/female relationships and more about relationships in general.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Wilderness proves that Explosions in the Sky aren’t stuck in any creative rut.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    By pushing far outside of his comfort zone, he has imbued his sound with a fresh life that adds another compelling chapter to the chronicle of his rich career.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The album is a tremendous achievement that captures sentiments of loss, isolation, and searching for a belonging in a way that only a writer with a keen eye and empathetic nature as Sheff’s could fully articulate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Strangers‘ ambition is its greatest asset, and because of Nadler’s own ambition, there is reason to believe she could get better still.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As an artist, he needed to release the record in just this way in order to process his pain. Skeleton Tree was released for us, but it’s for him.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Purple is a redemptive statement that’s indelibly human, going far beyond mere notes and music. It speaks to the deeper powers of creation: the artistic struggle to maintain, survive, and somehow have fun in the face of death, a fate Baroness defied and overcame.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Though the overall sound of Ryan Adams may be a mask, hiding lyrics that are every bit as heartbroken, confused, lost, and struggling as ever.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Channeling profound loss, once-buried emotions, and a stronger sense of songwriting, these Staten Islanders have created something cathartic, life-affirming, and important.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Despite its title, which could suggest some sort of nostalgic exercise, Experiments in Time succeeds because it’s not concerned with channeling any particular time whatsoever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The biggest difference between the two projects is that The Water[s] focused in on the dense raps, and Wave[s] is far more vibe-driven, with songs ready for radio.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The album flows as if it were a mixtape of Rice songs to a former lover.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Pinegrove builds and burns a lot on Cardinal, and they’re left with the hard-earned knowledge that everything’s probably going to be alright. It’s not the stuff teenage anthems are made of, maybe, but maturity comes with its own small pleasures.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One of the greatest accomplishments of No Shape is how it provides a lush, seemingly endless musical playground in which Hadreas’ stunning, one-of-a-kind voice can push past any limits and shine in new and unusual ways.