Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,422 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:
2,422 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A record that is both magical and heartbreaking, Past Life Martyred Saints looks to be a beautiful start for Anderson, who has a small handful of live shows set up for the summer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Cut the World is a successful experiment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Saves the Day puts the “pop” in pop punk, but it’s a sweet formula.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its ambrosial melodies and austere instrumentation edify his canon of work, which has long been rewarding for its risky sensibilities and perseverance. Yet that’s what makes Wakin so curious; it’s Vile’s most derivative record to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Sea When Absent, too, is full of bliss, even if it’s too often sabotaged by an excess of ideas scattered on the page without room to breathe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The ten tracks here can feel a bit weighty when played in succession, especially with “Weightless” and “422” each running about a minute too long. The final three tracks (“Out of the Black”, “Dossier”, and “Everything”) go a long way to ease that issue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Janka holds the reigns here, expertly blending the warmth of his half-tuneless lyrics amid a mad swarm of instrumentation and voices. Still, the songs come across as a massive group effort.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Her newest release, Pain is Beauty, takes listeners to the highest of highs, all thanks to Wolfe’s willingness to get low and descend even further into the gloom-hole.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One has to dig deep and fight uphill to connect here, but that climb results in a rewarding, fascinating listen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Banga doesn't just preserve a petrified version of Patti Smith circa Horses; rather, it's fresh and innovative, albeit disjointed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Van Etten has all the right tools to make a great album.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to Cronin's studio drummer, producer, and fuzz friend, Ty Segall, the record has plenty of dirt all over it, placing the overarching tone of the album somewhere between Velvet Underground's Loaded and The White Stripes' White Blood Cells.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    He made sure Sauna is a trudge through comfort, discomfort, fear, and acceptance, a completed revolution that leaves us flat on our backs squinting to make out what’s on the other side of this boiling steam.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now that the percussive elements are conspicuously absent, however, Actress requires a more thorough listen–and those that give it full attention will be rewarded with layers upon
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    AM
    Their music is suddenly sexier, no doubt a credit to Turner’s vision for AM, and continues to mature.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a consistent intensity and power in Oh No's production.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slinky enough for the club, down-tempo enough for a rooftop soiree, Settle traverses boundaries and expectations.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Morning Phase makes for an interesting return to form.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it's still a worthy comeback for a band way past its prime, Researching the Blues is similarly only a few solid tracks away from greatness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Inheritors jumps and squeals and writhes and blossoms. It’s music that you can’t help but hear as if you were a kid again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Nas' strongest album in 18 years and three months--yes, since his debut album Illmatic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s not as fun as 2007’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga or 2005’s Gimme Fiction, but it’s just as punchy, while also sticking with the ambition that made Transference arguably so intriguing despite its muddled demeanor.