Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,422 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 Tomorrow's Hits
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,422 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Producer Jeff Tweedy's] his raw production lending itself to the Staples powerful presence.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tragedy & Geometry is an emotional, slow-burning, hour-long journey that tests the limits of how captivating an exploration via ambient repetition can be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Kenny Dennis LP will reward those who are already familiar with Dennis’s backstory and Serengeti’s previous releases. Although this makes it somewhat exclusive, you can read the character’s biography before diving in.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fin
    John Talabot has created an intersection of sound that leaves enough for the listener to discover and decode on their own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    For better and worse, surprises on Emmaar are scarce if there are any.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As with its predecessors, Julia With Blue Jeans On forges new ground for the prolific artist, both musically and aesthetically.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the ridiculously high highs of this album, it fails to maintain a great pace throughout. It struggles back and forth between "good" and "great," whereas its foregoer grabbed "great" by the balls on the first track and never let go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Future’s sophomore LP is a raw interpretation of his heartfelt musings filtered through an audio processor and laid bare at the intersection of trap rap and synth R&B. It’s a fascinating foray into alternative trap that ambitiously pushes the limits of self-expression and transmission.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Kill For Love, it almost feels like the man's true thesis, as if he's strung together all his ideas, feelings, and sounds into one colossal being that acts less like an album and more like a highly organized archive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doing their best to make the most out of a situation and other people's preconceived notions and arbitrarily established boundaries, the boys of Smith Westerns made their Britpop magnum opus, for better or for worse. Here's to the next cut and color they choose.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The result is an intimate, crystalline collection of almost entirely acoustic songs that hews as closely to American folk as it does Algerian protest songs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She is an artist that defines edge, pulsing with an energy that no other musician could duplicate, delivering images and lines that no one else would have imagined.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, it's a live album, but not "this is what he's been doing recently." If anything, this feels more like a vault release of a new band with familiar faces. Above all, you can feel the exuberance that comes from playing raw, unbridled live music, and there are few from that generation who excel at this better than Neil Young.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The songs just don't stick long enough to make more than an impression in the pillow.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Equal parts futuristic space jazz fusion and hip-hop that does well to bridge the seemingly disparate corners of Thundercat's sprawling resume, Apocalypse is one of those rare modern jazz records that's remarkably unpretentious without having to cheapen the daunting complexity jazz is noted for.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No Kings, the second time Doomtree has stepped out for an all-crew release, is a triumph of musicianship.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Mirrors, cameras, and lenses are all over Drop, an artistic statement that effectively functions as a screen.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you’re a Kozelek disciple, the songs on Live at Biko won’t give you further insight into the love, lust, humor, and sadness that make him tick, but the dialogue sure will.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His strength rests in an ability to blend the social and the political with the romantic and the coarse and not come off as self-righteous or phony.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real takeaway from this record should be that his band is officially worth the hype they have generated, and are capable of a whole lot more than we ever anticipated.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is an air of melancholy that cloaks her work, from The Saga of Mayflower May (2005) to Songs III: Bird on the Water (2007) to Little Hells (2009), and her self-titled record is no exception.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sentimental, succinct collection of independent tracks, all of which are raw, honest, and scrumptiously concocted.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pujol takes the advice of their own lyrics, though, and finds opportunities within this set framework to be creative.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Production values may have been stepped up compared to its predecessors, but the album retains the same haunting charm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's got that first-take impulsiveness to it, full of tics and eccentricities, and that lack of pretention lets us see Foxygen as the characters they truly are.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At this point, Win Butler is rock ‘n’ roll’s Christopher Nolan, a hyper-literate artist who crafts reliable, intelligent, and challenging blockbuster events that sweep our minds away. With the 85-minute Reflektor, he’s taken his most creative risks to date and at the cost of simply trusting what he sees, who he knows, and where he wants to go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ali backs his vitriol and vigor with '70s R&B soul-style beats and a flow that expresses his emotion without being guttural or angry.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a band that just started writing pop songs, this sophomore LP is an impressive outing.
    • 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.