Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,351 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 5.7 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:
2,351 music reviews
    • 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
    • 67 Critic Score
    DeMarco doesn’t spend time wallowing. Instead, he crafted a companion piece to his previous works, fleshing out a fuller image of an artist “struggling” to find his place in the landscape of indie rock.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We attempt to find a pattern in the nonsense (both in the vocals and in the music itself), to figure out what this is supposed to be saying. But Copeland is there at the knobs, twisting things just out of our reach.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fade comes together as one of Yo La Tengo's most refreshingly forward efforts in both sound and matter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Xen
    His time alongside Gesaffelstein added to his understanding of the space between beats, and the emotive power of these hesitations.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thoroughly compelling and impeccably produced.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The electric camaraderie, chrome riffs, and crisp production make for a record that not only kicks, but shows how fun it can be to make music with your friends.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the blood-curdling yells in which the anonymous MC delivers lines about dead cops and human sacrifice, to the positively chilling Charles Manson sample that begins the album, Exmilitary is the real deal, the absolute extent of your parents' worst nightmares when you came home with your first rap album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spaltro pleads and howls her way to the crux of the matter, finds her own way out, and leaves a poetic map behind for the rest of us.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a work as notable for its technical achievements as its nuanced themes, and that’s almost as impressive considering that so many artists lack in one or both of those fields.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    He’s touched down on his own terms, and he’ll be sticking around for a while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Piñata comes with just enough to reduce the daunting 17-track length to a non-factor, although it drags a bit with overt nostalgia toward the fourth quarter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes Parallax a fully realized album is, in contrast to its compact musicality, the expanses and voids Cox explores.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    They’ve always done an exceptional job of bucking irony and sticking to their own earnest agenda, and this latest effort is no different; you’d be hard-pressed to find anything within a stone’s throw of a radio hit among these nine tracks, but you will find a smooth, almost flawlessly cohesive whole.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album is retrospective and relatable, and it proves that Vernon isn't the only Wisconsin resident to poetically wow us.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Honeys is 36 minutes of an excellent band doing what it does best, approachability be damned.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While The Wild Feathers clearly have the chops, what remains to be seen is whether they can develop their own voice separate from their forebears, and separate from what fans have come to expect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Die On Stage is like a cold beer and a bag of chips: It’s not the healthiest meal, but it sure goes down easy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His latest LP, Time Off, is his most tuneful yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's a rippin' windows-down Boss tune, the ragged production and especially the 30 second fadeout sound incongruent with the rest of the album's humming undertones. Despite that, the album still rides like a dream along the freeway and blazes forward on its own path more than it follows in the footsteps of the others.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't leave") and humbles him on "Two Children" ("Watch as I fall down to my knees"). The former frontman of U.K. darlings The Blue Nile isn't well-known in the States, and who knows if he'll ever get his due here--he's already 56. But with Mid Air, he's certainly given himself a shot
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An accomplished piece of work, which, like life, has its blemishes and its triumphs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s the ideal sophomore LP: Blake emphasizes and magnifies his finest assets (the croon, the dark romance) for the sake of a better song.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Recorded live in the studio rather than piecemeal, Savages’ debut album Silence Yourself sees the band completely locked in with each other.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The collaborators' influences are visible, but not dominant, as Washburn's banjo remains central, striking a nice balance. Some fine tuning and vocal variation could make for a stellar follow-up to these new genre endeavors, but a return to her classics, for this immensely talented artist, would be equally as appreciated.