Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,461 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 Channel Orange
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,461 music reviews
    • 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
    This is music inspired by what you remember hearing as a kid from your parents’ and grandparents’ record collections, but it’s been made fresh and totally original again.
    • 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
    • 83 Critic Score
    James has primed the Aphex Twin for its next metamorphosis--one that has promised to be more combustible than the beats that ground SYRO.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unshackled, Yoakam casually eschews his established sound for new ones, and although these pop experimentations won't please country music fundamentalists or single-searching radio executives, Yoakam has legitimized himself as an artist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The songs have more personal bite and emotional density. They have a soul.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shields growls and purrs in ways Grizzly Bear has never before.
    • 86 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saadiq's genius spin on this sound is almost too fresh for its own good, occasionally finding itself in an over-indulgent state, but what's good about Stone Rollin' is great, as Saadiq succeeds in creating an album that almost any music listener can get into.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dr. John and Auerbach come together to capture a rich, evocative, almost apocalyptic party on Locked Down, an album that makes you dance while wondering about the state of the world.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    By most accounts, Present Tense fends off stagnation, but without some new tricks up their sleeve, one wonders how long they can avoid that fate.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to the commercial success of the new class of R&B singers like The Weeknd and Frank Ocean, Otis’ sultry R&B has found a market in 2013.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Refractory Obdurate sounds a clamorous warning that something is nigh. Rather than a direct message, Edwards offers only a shatter of brimstone pieces.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Popular Problems flashes the exact same brilliance and suffers the exact same setbacks[as his last album]--namely that Cohen’s vocals continue their dark, leathery tumble into the lowest registers and that the production can be too syrupy, respectively.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where the harsh, cold production of drill echoes the harsh, cold sentiments, Chance’s voice and the multi-faceted production are all about change, examining any little moment that might provide some fun and relief.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fantasy Empire will reward longtime listeners and draw in new fans simultaneously, a heady accomplishment for a couple of dudes bashing away at their instruments.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The missteps of narrative are easily paved over by the energy, power, and fun of the music. As such, rather than feeling constrained or overwrought, this is a concept album where you can forget the concept for a while and just dive right in.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Learning how to untangle one of the richest experimental albums of recent memory becomes a challenge well worth the undertaking.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While looking for 50 Words For Snow, she has found 50 other original ways to express herself effortlessly, creating another intriguing piece of work.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are gems here.