Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,268 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 Tomorrow's Hits
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,268 music reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Weeknd have brought something much more, something much needed: something real. Kudos.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Comparing the two albums side-by-side, you can hear a nice tonality in the re-release, a sharper, crisper quality that just wasn't holding up in the 1998 version. However, part of QOTSA's vital sound is the thickness of Josh Homme's guitar, the fuzz and grain that permeates from each riff and solo. That is still present, it's just a more precise distortion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's genuine in its apery, controlled in its messiness, powerful in all aspects; a fun, nostalgic listen throughout.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We just get to experience the full potential and realization of her creativity, which fortunately encountered technology apt enough to record it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The meandering phrasing alongside the slew of instruments all work together incredibly well, resulting in an album that certainly is no soundtrack to a sunny day but is perfectly suited to a contemplative night alone.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Any questions as to whether they or their sense of artistry have had too long to coalesce are promptly answered and put completely to rest by album's end, as they prove just as able as ever to build tension to stunning emotional heights and bring it all crashing down in spectacular displays of cathartic release.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thao & Mirah is everything a collaborative album should be: Two artists use their divergent, but complementary, approaches to push each other out of their comfort zones and into new musical territory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some tracks are pretty, some are ominous and haunting, a few are just plain fun, but all the songs on the Hanna OST are quality electronica from one of the genre's foremost acts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every ounce of Hot Sauce spectacle comes from so many ridiculous angles, it's a wonder that a single arbitrary reviewer could just throw words about it onto one page.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gamble was worth it as they have improved as artists and presented an album where you never know what will come next.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most of the songs clock in at under three minutes, and the Sunsets definitely know how to make the most of the time they've chosen to take.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Magnetic Man demonstrates their work candidly, you haven't heard the works of Skream, Benga, or Artwork until you've seen them live.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though this is the band's most accessible album yet, casual listeners should still beware. Like most Gang Gang albums, it first comes off as overwrought jumble. But with repeat spins, it gradually morphs into its true nature of earworm irresistibility.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like Miles Davis or Jimi Hendrix, Jones' inner soul permeates through his instrument and his voice is unmistakable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saadiq's genius spin on this sound is almost too fresh for its own good, occasionally finding itself in an over-indulgent state, but what's good about Stone Rollin' is great, as Saadiq succeeds in creating an album that almost any music listener can get into.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ultimate beauty of Smother, though, comes from its subtlety as Wild Beasts continue to transcend conventional pop music with yet another great addition to their catalog.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Girls Names have managed to take all that familiarity and bring it to a mysterious place, where seemingly disparate worlds of innocence, pain, dancing, and dreaming are encouraged and inhabited, taken back to the future.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its mischievous and fun with an undercurrent of sadness--definitely a charming release to add to their catalog.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an album containing 10 diverse songs--all performed with near immaculate precision--that reward with repeat visits.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Mountains deservedly rose to prominence with the critical acclaim of 2009′s Choral, then Air Museum should cement that praise. This album is a serious triumph.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here, the band focuses on building atmosphere and creating interesting soundscapes rather than high-volume noise. This is rare: quiet Boris.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cloud Control's lyrics may not be revolutionary, but that isn't the point of Bliss Release. It is a demonstration of truly versatile, fresh talent, a debut full to the brim of completely absorbing, compelling songs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Elected's pop sensibilities are in full throttle for 42 minutes of glistening '70s AM bliss that never sacrifice the thoughtful melancholia that has always characterized Sennett's lyrics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Buzzo will be Buzzo, the Melvins will be the Melvins, and we will all have to either love it or stop caring. But with more consistently impressive performances like this, it'll probably be the former.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if Suck it and See didn't shape up to be as fine an album as it proves to be, the quartet behind it deserve major credit for their ensuring that any conversation about them has to do, first and foremost, with their music.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slinky, sultry, sophisticated--the multidimensional Dengue Fever will make love to your inner indie rocker.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The missteps of narrative are easily paved over by the energy, power, and fun of the music. As such, rather than feeling constrained or overwrought, this is a concept album where you can forget the concept for a while and just dive right in.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    How long before the next Vek release remains to be seen, but Leisure Seizure will be stuck in your head long after you quit listening.