Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,173 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 Yeezus
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,173 music reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is no question that this album is a game changer. It's Kanye West's greatest work.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    James Blake is an essential for anybody interested in witnessing how pop music can and will continue to change, progress, and grow into something new with time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the best album for 2011, and not just the last two months.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's easy to lose yourself in the countless studio takes. Little gasps of pure genius here and there. The slow dissolution to it all. The echoes of things to come. It's a history lesson come to life, and that's part of the reason the collection here works so well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While that record [Pomegranate] was expansive and full of divergent genres and characters, This Is Our Science condenses the process into a tight 40 minutes of rhythm and revelations.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It shows that the Some Girls era was, and remains, one of the most productive of the Stones' career.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's more than enough here to disavow thoughts that this is a needless cash grab by Corgan.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though other recent interviews and richly realized tracks like those imply that Ocean's songwriting is just a vessel, his own devil is still in the details, and that's what makes his music compelling.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We now have an album from him so masterful that it'd be greedy to ask for much more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness doesn't need rose-colored lens for appreciation. The album's success still lies from all the stylistic risks the band assumed, especially in comparison to music other alternative bands were creating at the time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    m b v creates a new timeline for My Bloody Valentine, and one that recalls the past in a broader and bolder light. They’re better for it, their catalog is stronger for it, and by album’s end, they’re still the best at swirling guitars.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What makes Rumours so remarkable and relevant is that it remains fragile and passionate 35 years later.... From a historical, archival standpoint, this package is extremely valuable, as Rhino left in the studio banter and rough cuts from the recording sessions; you get to overhear Fleetwood Mac as they make the record.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yeezus feels very proto- something, the roots of some aesthetic that has yet to be minted. It’s revolutionary at its most urgent, as on “Black Skinhead”.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The 2013 remix is a bit of a wash, if only because the album already sounded great.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tomorrow’s Hits doesn’t boom like The Men’s early material (namely, 2010’s Immaculada and 2011’s Leave Home), but it’s more rousing instrumentally than last year’s New Moon.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The more you spin it, the more you wear out that thin needle of your record player, you realize that Granduciel is discovering the problems of his life, not figuring them out or even reflecting on them. This all makes for an album that truly sounds like it’s coming to life.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Twenty minutes of pedal-to-the-floor, tension-igniting rock ‘n’ roll can just be too much in most hands, but Here and Nowhere Else condenses these moments into more reasonable servings that are successful across the board.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As perfect as Illmatic is, there are plenty of crevices that can be explored and different musical avenues to test Nas’s verses/scriptures.
    • 95 Metascore
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    In spite of everything that Oasis would become on record, on stage, in the tabloids, Definitely Maybe stands above it all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The characters and artifacts that surround these songs feel artificial, like stock props, but the music that Del Rey pulls them through splits them open, shakes them to life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Although it’s admittedly a patient listen, Warpaint plucks at a different petal each time through it in its entirety. It’s truly a triumph for a group of women whose colors are singular and run incredibly deep.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With the stunning Burn Your Fire For No Witness, she deftly captures the terrifying dread of being in limbo, stuck in the sludge of a transitional period. But even with the existential doubt, the loneliness, and the angst, there’s still a resilient beacon of hope.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Her biggest fans may prefer less direct writing, but it makes St. Vincent her most widely appealing album to date, an infectious work that doesn’t ever feel like a compromise.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s something special, just like it was always planned to be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Mirrors, cameras, and lenses are all over Drop, an artistic statement that effectively functions as a screen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The music might seem cold, but when you’re surrounded by it, enveloped in it, it can keep you warm, too, like a glacier cave or an igloo.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    To Be Kind does as much soul exposure lyrically as it does musically, Gira’s simple, howled lines finding the vein incredibly easily.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In Conflict is ominous, gloomy, and marked with some of the most playful arrangements Pallett’s laid to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Are We There functions best as the portrait of an artist coming into her own, while hopefully putting some of her demons to rest.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Led Zeppelin I is a fantastic glimpse into the time capsule, a standing testament to rock pageantry.