Consequence of Sound's Scores

For 3,346 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 5.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 This Is Our Science
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
3346 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Each of the album’s 10 songs are fully formed and smartly rendered, but “Young Blood” stands out as the most jaw-dropping.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Remastered by Page himself, this is the best digital version of Physical Graffiti available and the definitive way to hear the album if you don’t own a turntable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After sees her returning, confidently, to her role as a modern-day pop experimentalist.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Goon vocalizes a timelessness through the mouth of a man playing simply to start over, earnest as he’ll ever be--and getting to hear it from inside the practice room, not outside the door, makes all the difference.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s a powerful start to an album where power is par for the course.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is easily Sun Kil Moon’s most demanding album, with song structures that match the ballsy tangentiality of the lyrics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Currents is all about the wide lens. It’s not the landscape worth falling in love with, but the way Parker gives us a tour. Let it happen, and it will carry you off somewhere much further away than you realized was worth visiting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Because it’s loaded with guests, there’s a transparent curatorial awareness to Music Complete, one that’s surprisingly engaging and effective.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Expectations were exceedingly high for Grief’s Infernal Flower, and Windhand delivered a minor masterpiece and the best doom metal album of the year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its audacity and stylistic shifts may have resulted in an album that’s not quite as much like coming home as Sunbather, but it shows a genuine and fascinating maturation in a band that deserves to remain in the spotlight for all the right reasons.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the individual songs have peaks and purpose, the album winds up functioning on the same level.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After Visions, the only thing Grimes could do was to grow as big as the landscape around her. Here’s her mountain.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s OPN’s most emotional work to date and also his most ridiculous. Its tragedy is bound up with its humor; its sublimity comes from the places where it feels the most broken.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The River Collection isn’t a glimpse of what could have been--it’s raw proof that The River sessions produced too many good songs for one album (even a double album) to contain.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For its lyrical and musical scope, Malibu brings to mind a number of excellent albums, ranging from Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions to, yes, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Standards is by far the most bombastic album of Into It. Over It.’s career.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Potential not only makes a shockingly strong case for the top tier of contemporary sample-indebted achievements (alongside pillars including Burial’s Rival Dealer EP and Jamie xx’s In Colour), but does so while insisting that the universe, much like ourselves, will never be explored in its entirety.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Luckily, Hecker has impeccable taste. Very few composers can achieve this kind of beauty or this kind of experimentation, and yet Hecker does both, time and time again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gore could be the Deftones’ best album, but you can earnestly say that about any album they’ve ever created and make a strong argument. If anything, it’s the most modern, and a statement that style and substance are not mutually exclusive. Gore has both.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For so long, ANOHNI had felt like a supernatural force, of this world but able to see a thread of love and hope through all the sadness. By expressing the grimmest realities, that thread becomes harder and harder to find. But ANOHNI’s music makes that struggle all the more powerful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As with anyone complaining of love lost between pleas for it to return, it begins to become tiresome — no matter how smooth your voice may be. But Blake manages to make a whopping 17-song album transition seamlessly, holding your attention thanks to a careful execution of space between those very keys.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Waiting five years to hear previously released tracks is worth it precisely because Radiohead finally feels connected enough to perform them with meaning.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There are fewer moments of complete chaos, giving over instead to more detailed-oriented dissections of experiences from puberty. While this might sound like dangerous territory for an artist who’s known for searing riffs and vicious live performances that include screaming into the pickups of her guitar, Mitski uses her voice to measure the slightest nuances within complex emotions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Freetown Sound stands concurrently as a deeply personal work and a striking representation of the struggles present in today’s society.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s hard and sinister like a gangster rap album, but it’s also sprawling and even psychedelic at times. Nothing else sounds like it, and that’s a joy to behold.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is music that also stands on its own, a work by turns eerie and sparse, but also tinged in the warm nostalgia of bike rides at dusk and the loyalty of friends.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Although her bio insists that the narratives within the record aren’t intended to comment on gender roles, My Woman strikes down the notion that neither Olsen’s artistry nor her womanhood can be limited.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Though the album came out of the same sessions as last year’s looser, wilder, and intentionally irreverent Star Wars, there’s now a deliberate quietness and gentleness to the core instrumentation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The music’s vision and beauty hold together regardless, a sturdy and unparalleled step of confidence.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Using his remaining time, he’s not only putting his house in order, he’s tidying up ours too. You Want It Darker prepares us for his departure and, in turn, shows us how it’s done, so we have a road map--pockmarked by land mines as it is--in place when we reach that stage.