Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,507 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:
2,507 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If it rocks, it fits perfectly in a live setting, easy to place among their best-ofs. But when it slumps, it really crumbles.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Water Liars’ songwriting has been compared to veterans such as Dawes, Grizzly Bear, and even Fleet Foxes, but their sophomore effort, Wyoming, has more mental meandering and grit than all of the above.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's more "mainstream" musically, its subtlety will still melt faces.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another Self Portrait is highlighted by songs we’ve heard before but present here in different versions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It weaves a pleasingly expanded set of instruments and styles, all under the watchful eye of producer Mike Mogis.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s all at once contemporary enough to thrive in a market that demands constant innovation, yet nostalgic enough to shepherd the spirit of a bygone era on which the genre is founded.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    II
    II feels like a collaboration in the purest sense.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This album is about self-realization, unbarred honesty, and the act of becoming transparent to those around you. Earl is stepping up by letting his guard down when trapped in the walls of his mind.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Reality Testing, then, pushes into new territory so well that it erases the possibility of its existence as a one-time distraction, and its few major successes lead to expectations of a more unified version.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    After a long life full of wild experiences and devotion to music, it should be no surprise that Plant has produced another album full of clarity and vitality.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album itself is worthy of praise from any angle you choose to view it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On An On creates intriguing, ethereal swatches of sounds, mixing retro-sounding harmonies, shimmering synth, and buzzy guitar.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter how far into the ether they push, no matter what new form their music takes, there is a core Liars sound, and they've never sounded more aware of that or as ready to take on the challenge of reaching into that center.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sounds on Torture are pretty much identical to what you hear on every other record by Cannibal Corpse: If it ain't broke, they aren't fixing it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vol 3: To See More Light is his strongest and most cohesive collection in his career, aided in large part by the head-turning vocals of Justin Vernon, who appears on four of the 11 tracks on the album.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a fleshy album (in many senses), and every time Hadreas tip-toes away from maudlin piano-ballads and towards Xiu Xiu's experimental side of the spectrum, the album really lights up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rebirth's greatest reward is the proof it provides that the reggae master hasn't lost touch with the spirit, attitude, and sounds of the music that has long since made him a legend.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LCD Soundsystem fans will eat this up no matter what, as the group's infectious dance-punk pulls at your most primordial instincts to get drunk and move and shake like no other group can. If you're like me, though, this live studio album will be enough to make you re-think the live concept revolving solely around Mr. Diamond. And that's something worth dancing to.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's rewarding if given the occasional spin but tiresome if spun too often.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the real deal, ripped from notebook pages, the torn, frilly edges still hanging on.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The unfamiliar has never felt so inviting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone can recreate a sound, but Yuck succeeds where most bands fail by digging under the surface to capture the spirit and magic that made the music of their beloved idols possible.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    2
    He owns these songs of slackerhood completely, delivering a lean collection of 11 that concisely communicate the nature of the 20-something daydreamer--no more, no less.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Le Bon maintains a careful balance with her scattered ideas, presenting an album rich in curious charm.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a producer, this emerging talent thrives on dangerous, surprising turns. But as a singer, he’s not too shy to round out warm, whole moments. It’s a winning combination from a new voice.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's perennially refreshing to hear the work of someone who so obviously does not care what critics think of him; Darnielle's music reliably gives you the world from his eyes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Engravings is the sound of a man walking out into the coastline with his headphones on, the epic, Saxon past showing through the fog and playing with the Anglo present’s love of electronic music.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    McMahon’s a constantly improving songwriter, and with Love, he’s created his most fully realized and purposeful batch of songs yet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's nothing innovative here, per se, but what exactly did you want from the Dropkick Murphys? Oh, that's right: a party.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sweet Heart, Sweet Light covers a broad aural spectrum from surrealistic haze to outward pop and as such, is some of Jason Pierce's and Spiritualized's best material since Ladies and Gentlemen.