Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,034 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 In Utero [20th Anniversary Edition]
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,034 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, they’ve evolved from a hype band to something much more coveted: a great band.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing Was the Same wrestles Drake’s successes with his ever-lingering insecurities, and like some of the best music, we can see ourselves in these songs. It’s an exhilarating change of pace for the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    R Plus Seven might be the first album to crystallize the simultaneous joy and terror inherent in a life of constant connection and constant surveillance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At this point, Win Butler is rock ‘n’ roll’s Christopher Nolan, a hyper-literate artist who crafts reliable, intelligent, and challenging blockbuster events that sweep our minds away. With the 85-minute Reflektor, he’s taken his most creative risks to date and at the cost of simply trusting what he sees, who he knows, and where he wants to go.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They’re challenging listeners to look at music and dance with a completely renewed lens, to forget what was normal and move on with an urge to protest what’s formulated. Admittedly, that’s a frightening and difficult feat, but also unforgettable once accomplished. One might use the same descriptors for Psychic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The succinctness of the record creeps up on you, making it dissolve through your fingers in an unexpected way. But, maybe that’s part of the appeal, the desire for more that it leaves behind, a heightened hunger for baroque-tinged indie pop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stripped of vocal harmonies and electric guitars, the unadorned, raw songs feel unguarded and painstakingly earnest. The sound quality is impeccable on every single track, and Young’s voice has never been more emotionally charged.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The band sounds more energized than they have in years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is an album you should breathe, if only for one play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Making pain sound pretty and poetic is a tough tightrope to walk, but Kozelek once again takes all the right steps.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Morning Phase makes for an interesting return to form.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The chords and arrangements on Atlas are the densest Real Estate have ever attempted, shading their sunshine into something palpably more mysterious, like a sunset in inclement weather.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Hardly a cookie-cutter pop voice, she’s brash but not abrasive and can be sultry without being hammy. Those songs showcase the versatility of her croon, while also updating the pop ballad form with Vindhahl’s metallic, glitchy production.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s Album Time finds Todd Terje shattering dance music stereotypes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Future’s sophomore LP is a raw interpretation of his heartfelt musings filtered through an audio processor and laid bare at the intersection of trap rap and synth R&B. It’s a fascinating foray into alternative trap that ambitiously pushes the limits of self-expression and transmission.