Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,299 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 Some Girls [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,299 music reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite its heightened complexity, Too Bright still fosters an intelligible world where Hadreas can bridge the distance between his vulnerability and self-assuredness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All told, the story undun tells is sometimes chilling, often thrilling, and always illuminating.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The album works best as a single, unified listen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The melodies are clearer, pushed up in the mix, given agency by their immediacy. The psych bits have earned an assured swagger, spiraling out from the center of songs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music is compelling and challenging from start to finish, a triumph of substance and style.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All We Love We Leave Behind stands tall within Converge's discography as yet another glowing example of how to make art out of aggression.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kindred as a whole is easily the most exciting Burial release since Untrue redefined dubstep way back in 2007.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a consummate piece of work, and an evocative way to honor both personal and public history.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album redefines Swans by gathering the best of its past and re-centering the music on impulse and interplay, built with a preternatural sense of how long to let a section develop before moving on to the next idea
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout Virgins, Hecker organizes things just a little bit off, pokes at it just enough to be unsettling, and then pushes things away just when they start to make sense. Music has so clearly affected him, and now he’s making sure it’s doing the same for you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Random Access Memories proves that Daft Punk remain masters of their domain, who defend their array of superlatives because of, rather than in spite of, unconventional sound choices.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's pretty impossible to be disappointed with the result here: crisp remastering of the original 10 songs, plus 18 Gish-era tracks, demos and live versions, many of which are being released officially for the first time here.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Weeknd have brought something much more, something much needed: something real. Kudos.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the bonus material is nice, they won't likely reinvent people's appreciation for the record, which is more or less foolproof as it is. But the reissue should call people's attention back to a record that, over time, has only grown in stature as one of the most vital and enduring musical statements of its era.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    LP1
    LP1 isn’t anything revolutionary; it’s a frankly expressed project focused on the dualism between love and lust, reality and fantasy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Part Lies is a goodbye to the fans who have been around for years but a hello to those who missed out the first time 'round. And that is all truth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the best album for 2011, and not just the last two months.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We just get to experience the full potential and realization of her creativity, which fortunately encountered technology apt enough to record it.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is a shoo-in for being a timeless great, no matter what we say. Vernon's got the magic touch. But it's lacking that original sense of urgency that flowed so freely in and out of For Emma, making it so genuine and so incredibly listenable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 19 tracks burn and rampage, sure, but they're sure to leave you standing there, mouth agape, begging for more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fay's songs sound as if they've simply been hanging out in the ether for all these years, just waiting to be put to tape.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Run the Jewels is the very synthesis of El-P and Mike’s shared admiration and cohesive worldviews, an effort of the purest collaboration and mutual understanding.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The success owes a good deal to the production, sparse and specific, and always in tune with Miguel's tenor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a lilting piano, soft strums, and the pats of a bongo at most, Once I Was An Eagle strips the art of Marling down to her barest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like Icky Mettle before it, reminds modern listeners of just how unhinged their sound was, especially when compared to those that came after them.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dude Incredible, however, is also one of their most direct albums, the nine songs holding that same menacing gut-punch, despite that highfalutin thematic unity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At this point in their career, Loewenstein and Barlow had found the perfect balance between their creative powers, and it shows quite brightly on Bakesale. To that end, any amount of extra proof that Sebadoh can dig up to prove that point should be welcomed happily.