Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,680 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 Lost In the Dream
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,680 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Director's Cut can be seen as new work, because some of these songs are very different to their earlier versions in tone and scale; both sets of work are equally brilliant, but here there is even more clarity of purpose,
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dedicated to the late Vic Chesnutt, Mr. M will stand as one of Lambchop's finest, most cohesive, and easiest straight-through listens yet, despite its intermediate tendencies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Songs often exist to structure a moment of reflection, to set reality into a structure to breathe for a moment; noise, on the other hand, often embodies the lack of breath. That’s rarely as true as it is with the latest from Margaret Chardiet’s Pharmakon, Bestial Burden.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a mature and impressive collection that connects love and fear holistically.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, they’ve evolved from a hype band to something much more coveted: a great band.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The panicked sensation of Nootropics gives way to catharsis as the surrealism intensifies to the point at which change is inevitable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    My Krazy Life dampens many of its heavy questions with refreshing musical forms.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To put it bluntly, Taylor's music sounds bad on paper, but good in headphones.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Lupe is still a guy to root for, and Tetsuo & Youth is full of daring songs that remind you of why.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Fresh Blood loses momentum between its peaks.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the wildly ambitious flourishes, it's Django Django's sense of restraint that allows the album to channel not just the sound of The Beta Band, but charm as well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whereas I Learned the Hard Way suffered from a lack of variation in songwriting, Give the People What They Want transverses the dictionary of soul and pulls out a few different entries, making it a much more engaging record.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The missteps on this record are rare, and the consistent growth they’ve displayed with each release is all the more impressive for a band not even 10 years old.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Final Days cements itself as Cult of Youth’s most rhythmic album: a somehow upbeat and still apocalyptic leap forward fitting of a finale, whether it ends up being one or not.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While much of contemporary folk lacks the political bite of Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger, Segarra, who identifies as queer and listened to Bikini Kill growing up, brings a progressive and empathetic mindset.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It digs a little deeper at the lofty topic of love, creating an intense album with rhythm, heart, and plenty of horns.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These basement-dwellers alienate themselves, and--like the great lo-fi bands that came before them--their unlistenability is their charm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Aero Flynn is an engrossing artistic statement born out of tumultuous circumstances. This one mesmerizing piece is worth savoring all on its own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than another album of tastefully done guitar pop, Silver Age is the sound of an artist learning to come to grips with his legacy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    In a career predicated on being album artists showing the powerful link between repetition and expectation, Elbow appears to have hit a stride again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gentleman Jesse's positive energy is as infectious as the hooks in his songs, but it's the sonic uniformity of those songs that make Leaving Atlanta overbearing when consumed as a whole.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    These brooding, darkly shaded arrangements run the risk of being kitsch. But when Timber Timbre drop the horror pretense and focus on the neurotic ticks and inadequacies that come with romantic obsession, the band are at their best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Despite its mixed offerings, Club Meds is a fascinating and unpredictable new direction from Mangan, surviving its own missteps. A few risks fail, but everything’s more interesting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While solid, Still Life would need an extra push to reach an even higher tier.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    O’Brien, or Villagers rather, succeeded in creating an album rife with adventure and tragedy, made even more addictive with each listen.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After 41 minutes, Leave Home doesn't linger like a flashback, it sticks like a demented structure that's mysteriously magnetic and, in the end, really fun. No wonder this stuff is addictive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Okay, so how do they still fare? With The King of Limbs, reasonably well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album’s 13 tracks hit some serious highs and a few middling snags, but that’s to be expected from a band’s debut, even if that band features a modern day hero like Hanna.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twins works to include both the bombastic noise that made Lemons a cult hit, and redefine any notion of what Segall is capable of.