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 Let England Shake
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,299 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Though adept, it’s not entirely an original racket.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Parts of Nikki Nack are interesting, deeply beautiful, and insanely catchy. Other parts are painful to listen to given their overt blindness to the nuances of holding conversations like the ones she attempts to initiate.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    PUP
    PUP is an incredibly self-assured and refreshing debut for a band unwilling to shake the pressures of becoming an adult.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There’s a duality here, and it’s present throughout Fear of Men’s debut album, Loom.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's incredibly beautiful and soothing--perfect music for laid-back late-night hours.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Their democratic process and persistence has resulted in an elevation of their sound.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LiveLoveA$AP is worth nearly all of the incredible amount of buzz it's accumulated in recent weeks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With each additional listen, this album opens itself up to being more than just an instrumental soul album, but one layered in blues and gospel, sunshine pop and the rhythmic groove of soul jazz.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If listeners return the love even half as much as the band has dished it out, both parties will be highly satisfied.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even when the record bites a little harder on tracks like the politically charged “Fiscal Cliff”, or the Nirvana-inspired rendition of “She Can See Me”, there’s an energy to Bubblegum that allows for endless fun, even when the band furrows its brow in spots.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the gruesome, sweary brawls to the softer elegies, Transgender Dysphoria Blues comes wrapped in some of the best melodies Grace has penned to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You believe that the band feels this good, and given their creative freedom, escalating success, and near flawless discography, they probably do.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Although his knack for delivering the “incredible hook” remains Cartwright’s strongest suit, there’s a weighty sense that all of this would mean nothing if not for his insatiable spirit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On Record, they bring a sharpened tune-smithery to their noise-punk.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer quality that Red Hot + Rio 2 maintains over the course of its two discs and 33 tracks makes this a very noteworthy effort.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Creature I Don't Know stands up well against its feted predecessor and can only add to Laura Marling's reputation as a songwriter and musician.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The album’s heavier points tend to slant alternately intriguing and confusing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a very large world, but one stocked with charming character, tasty pop, and enlightening lyricism that shines like an electric heart through the android framework.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baroness possesses an acute sense of melody, unpredictable songwriting, and vision for its work. Yellow & Green encapsulates all of those things, and, consequently, it's one of the year's most engaging metal albums.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ...Like Clockwork is one of the year’s finer rock albums--an exercise in songwriting, production, and musicianship.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You can pick out all kinds of wonderful instrumental moments on Sepalcure. It's full of sonic treasure troves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    No album will ever supplant their trademark live show, but at the very least, the confidence they’re putting to tape sure makes Singles‘ audacious title acceptable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a superhuman force and a willfully ignorant level of intensity involved in this band’s approach that simply places them in a realm almost entirely free of peers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In Conflict is ominous, gloomy, and marked with some of the most playful arrangements Pallett’s laid to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The band didn't set out to create a hit-laden album that repeats the successes of their past. Instead, they've crafted an album full of beautifully lush melodies, intricate patterns, and soaring vocalizations.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a sonic representation of the grandeur of America as it stands, a classically inspired composition built with all the tools available.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For Jay Reatard's followers, this is a great chance to look back in the past and discover where his music started and, with the benefit of hindsight, see how it evolved. It may not win over any new fans, but the ones who followed Reatard's career should be pleased with Teenage Hate/Fuck Elvis, Here's the Reatards.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thee Oh Sees are incapable of recording an unlikeable album, and Floating Coffin’s warmed garage slashers will satisfy a noise-addled listener.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beauty is not lost, Hopkins just places a real-word façade on his delicate textures. Nothing in reality is without flaws and neither are Hopkins’ productions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Listening to Field of Reeds sometimes feels like taking a test and forgetting everything you thought you studied for. At the same token, its gorgeous production, control, and vision make it hard to turn away from.