Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,173 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 James Blake
Lowest review score: 10 BAYTL
Score distribution:
2,173 music reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with such varied ideas, Tanton maintains a careful balance, resulting in a fully realized album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The band have created an effort that digs its way into the listener's ears through an honest approach.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pterodactyl's sound most figuratively Spills Out. Drink up and enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it may not have the pop flourishes that the LP did, Those Who Didn't Run showcases Stetson's innovation and raw power.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let the Poison Out finds him sounding clearer than ever, while the music is a pleasing variation on the formula they've been working toward perfecting since the beginning.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album hits a very modern note, one that justifies its separation from being just another Frog Eyes record in its insular worldview and altered sound.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In an era where music comes from literally every corner of the globe right to our fingertips, The Dø makes an alluring sound that is more integrated and effective than the UN.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Backed by a live band, including a string section and backup singers, Adele brings the dramatics of her two albums to life, with a bit of humorous, cuss-filled banter in between songs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Songbook is more than a worthy addition to any Cornell fan's collection; it's a beautiful showcase of his career that any music lover should have.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    El Camino distills its predecessor's high-octane fumes and high-profile influences into very nearly the Platonic ideal of rock and roll.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No Kings, the second time Doomtree has stepped out for an all-crew release, is a triumph of musicianship.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All told, the story undun tells is sometimes chilling, often thrilling, and always illuminating.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The J-rock-gone-metal incarnation of Boris on New Album stands as their most drastic reinvention yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It just plain feels good to hear the elder statesman of reggae stay this playful and open to inspiration.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LiveLoveA$AP is worth nearly all of the incredible amount of buzz it's accumulated in recent weeks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They play compulsively listenable '60s garage rock draped in black lace and a sneer. Whatever they don't offer in originality, they make up for in commitment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to a dedication to old-school sounds and a timeless sense of songwriting, Gringo Star has established itself as a truly great act.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thoroughly compelling and impeccably produced.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Factory may not be Guided by Voices at its very best, but it's certainly Guided by Voices at its, well, Guided-by-Voiciest.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is all about mood and atmosphere, and the duo have provided more than enough.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a progression that largely works.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the record's ups and down, it's hard to deny DiFranco's vision and passion for her craft.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The legacy of Remiddi's latest LP, Strange Weekend, is the eerily beautiful atmosphere it creates, just like the work of older artists such as Angelo Badalamenti, and more recent work by Ariel Pink, Perfume Genius, and John Maus, who invest a huge amount of emotion and cerebral conceit into their work, which pads out their music with shambolic, poetic insulation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Headcage begins where last year's Slowdance EP left off, sharing an inventiveness; creating driving, hazy, and atmospheric dance music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Her debut album has been a long time coming, but the two-year wait has yielded an end product that's been caringly crafted well beyond what you'll hear on most first albums.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Garden Window is, by and large, a successful 11-track record that scrapes a wide palette to enhance each nuance tastefully, movingly, manically well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Van Etten has all the right tools to make a great album.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's their tightest and simultaneously most experimental release.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With moments of breathing room and stripped melodies, APTBS continue subtle explorations of their strengths and the conflict between cacophony and harmony.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What makes Bahamas worth a listen is the soulful pairing of glowing, slow-building melodies and sun-kissed songs.