Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,456 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:
2,456 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s rich in slow-burning ambiguity, and it may be vibrant and clean, but it doesn’t entice dialogue quite the same way his past albums have.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Throughout the record a pleasing balance of melody and repetition is maintained.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Time, life, death, religion, New York City, and New York money are big topics to tackle in a 45 minute pop album, and Modern Vampires doesn’t even attempt answers to the questions it raises. Instead, it’s content to expound upon the Vampire Weekend aesthetic in inventive, imaginative, and undeniably successful ways.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a mature and polished debut, and if you thought Adele was a decent vocalist, you should listen to this girl.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    El Camino distills its predecessor's high-octane fumes and high-profile influences into very nearly the Platonic ideal of rock and roll.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to the rich clarity of his delivery and the prominent place that the vocals take in the mix, Callahan’s lyrics cast a long shadow over the rest of the album, allowing the literary connotations to carry over into analysis.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While instrumental, the recurrent use of a glistening fanfare motif, present across the album's six tracks, gives these pieces a much stronger sense of cultural and biographical identity than most vocal music.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Goofy stretches like those [on “Today More Than Any Other Day”: “Today, more than any other day, I am prepared to make the decision between two percent and whole milk”] make it easier to digest, and even relate to, the anxiety that informs More Than Any Other Day more and more as the album marches forward.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The contents of Early Fragments display exactly what the cover promises: a beautiful set of songs that don’t quite fit together, more variations on a theme than a unified album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Where the freewheeling Benji painted lyrical autobiographies in painstaking detail and Are We There dove headfirst into dark and sometimes overpowering emotions about toxic relationships, HEAL is a mixture of the two, a cleansing document that’s ultimately more hopeful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band have created an effort that digs its way into the listener's ears through an honest approach.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There isn't a whole lot of blood in Slaughterhouse, but it is a thrill ride, and an exhausting one at that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Often very pretty, just as often very strange, Holter has crafted an album that reflects her unique vision, though it fails to captivate the whole way through.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Post-Nothing melts into a hazy dream, Celebration Rock does exactly what it claims to do-it burns on and on like the best sort of party.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brimming with joyful bombast, Harmonicraft warrants re-listens.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stripped of vocal harmonies and electric guitars, the unadorned, raw songs feel unguarded and painstakingly earnest. The sound quality is impeccable on every single track, and Young’s voice has never been more emotionally charged.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The duo's debut, self-titled EP may only span five tracks, but after repetitive listens, replacing your amps, and multiple refreshment breaks, be prepared for it to take up an afternoon.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    July might be Nadler’s most cohesive and focused record yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On the whole, Looping State of Mind is carefully thought out, beautiful in its lofty ambitions, and a refreshing return without any unnecessary sheen and gloss--minimalism that moves.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indie rock albums with this uniquely developed a voice don't come around often, especially not when it's this much fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Old
    He’s still a countercultural figure himself, veritably, but he’s achieved self-actualization. Old won’t let you forget it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I Hate Music is no Majesty Shredding, but it’s no slacker either.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Faith in Strangers is more than an album that comes to life. It details life from the inside out, focusing on each movement’s innards rather than its outer coat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tempest delivers yet another collection of the ramblers that have populated Dylan's records since Time Out of Mind.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    He's a little scatterbrained on Blunderbuss, as if he's still shaking up his past to move forward into the future, and as a result, Jack White represents everything Jack White has already accomplished.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FlyLo's Until The Quiet Comes is an exercise in dense rhythmic layers and melodic dissonance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Men may not be hailed as the genre's saviors, nor should they be, but here they have done an excellent job as its purveyors.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Attack on Memory, Baldi's never felt more alive or more authentic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Garden Window is, by and large, a successful 11-track record that scrapes a wide palette to enhance each nuance tastefully, movingly, manically well.