Consequence of Sound's Scores

For 3,375 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 This Is Our Science
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
3375 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    With the help of a new band and a few unexpected guests, Gane continues his mischievous streak on Void Beats / Invocation Trex, building familiar, pleasing drones to get your head nodding.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While and the Anonymous Nobody won’t resonate with everybody, it’s still a glimpse into who De La Soul are today, where they’ve been, and what they’ve learned.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While they stick fairly close to that line most of the time, the effort takes some of the wild energy and fun out of the results.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By paring pop music to its core human elements, Majical Cloudz has written a record that’s bare enough to breathe inside.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There’s a drifting, wandering quality to its 11 tracks. Liberation! is intrigued by various corners of belief, but keeps it at a smirking arm’s length.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Since the LP’s 11 tracks always keep the listener at arm’s length, it’s best to treat them with the same indifference. Don’t be the reacher in this relationship.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Every Open Eye goes down smooth, but it’s hard not to miss the moments of exhilaration that used to power the band.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The record retains some of the boundary-pushing and the jazz doesn’t always thrill, but it’s a record on which Jones sounds entirely familiar.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Atomic succeeds because of the band’s willingness to dive into their muse and experiment. It’s why they’ve achieved such high status in the sub-genre. By taking on a subject larger than themselves, Mogwai are able to lose their identity in telling such a tragic story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Amos manages to weave her own mythology into larger fantastical stories, and fight societal norms in the process, all with a fierceness that will please old fans and likely win over new ones.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Much of the sweetness on Feels Like comes from the re-recorded and rearranged tracks from the band’s self-titled 2014 EP.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On Guilt Trips, his debut album, Hemsworth collects textures that come off as trendy and limited on their own but, together, sound bright and even.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Their reasonable Midwestern ambitions form the crux of their success. Of the 20 tracks here, there are maybe five duds. Hitting .750 ain’t too shabby, even in the Texas League.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Polica succeeds because they cover a lot of ground with few moving parts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new LP from bright and bookish producer Maria Minerva (AKA Maria Juur), Will Happiness Find Me? is a surprising mosaic of deeply pained electronics paired with intense techniques, and a pop sensibility.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The compositions themselves aren’t quite as adventurous or diverse, but make a solid entry into a rich field.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s therefore best to view You’re Doomed. Be Nice. as a collection of anthemic slogans rather than anthemic songs. Upward-looking phrases tend to pop out from the complicated arithmetic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be quite the meeting of musical minds that fans and critics had anticipated, but that just makes it better.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    IV
    IV sounds as timeless as the instrumentation itself. BadBadNotGood’s work with Ghostface Killah will have drawn in more listeners, but what they’ll find on IV is so much more than they might have expected.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Spider Bags just want to have a good time and play rock ‘n’ roll, and that lightheartedness makes Frozen Letter a standout release among the crowded garage rock market. It just may be the band’s finest material yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Brazos can focus on their strengths, they have the potential to make a pleasant, summery mark on pop music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Morning/Evening is 40 minutes of vivid, dreamy, culturally challenging work that reflects not only on the comforts of family, but the cleansing nature of greeting the day and sending it off.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hunx has returned with a reduced lineup of Punx (formerly the Punkettes) and a sophomore full length, Street Punk, which is a far more aggressive endeavor than its predecessor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This collection captures a beautiful set from a legendary group that remains vibrant and continues to look forward into the future.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    As a companion to the musical, it’s indispensable. As a standalone piece of art, it’s as flawed, complex, and sometimes dazzling as the historical figure on which Hamilton centers, to say nothing of the country he helped to create.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a less unified effort than its predecessor because of this, but more importantly, Krell treads new grounds.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    On record or in concert, Deacon offers escapism at its finest.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We All Raise Our Voices to the Air is full of raw energy, a palpable, kinetic excitement in Meloy's acoustic strumming, Moen's thundering drums, and especially the impressive low end of bassist Nate Query.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Towards the middle, the record does sag from a heavy dose of Presley's weird experimentation; however, with 15 songs that clock in at just over 40 minutes, that moment is short lived, and all is well with the beautiful, meditative exercise that is "Makers".
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On Serpents Unleashed, Ohio quintet Skeletonwitch’s own blend of European melodic death metal, thrash, and black metal falls prey to flat production, which further stacks the deck against the band’s already ill-defined sound.