Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,508 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:
2,508 music reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In its totality, Haven exhibits an effortless balance between hip hop and Borth's archetypically haunting, transcendent aural backdrops.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Any listener that's ever heard a twinkly-guitar emo/screamo band and found its vocals a bit melodramatic and its arrangements boring should give The Appleseed Cast an honest shot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's a rippin' windows-down Boss tune, the ragged production and especially the 30 second fadeout sound incongruent with the rest of the album's humming undertones. Despite that, the album still rides like a dream along the freeway and blazes forward on its own path more than it follows in the footsteps of the others.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a complex, fascinating record that punches the shoulder for attention.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Creature I Don't Know stands up well against its feted predecessor and can only add to Laura Marling's reputation as a songwriter and musician.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The flowing, multivalent music helps to keep things out of the monotonous emotional doldrums, but Lambert's slow, building, prying questions truly force the listener to examine every bit of the album and the self.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album that captures one of indie rock's longstanding heroes still at the top of his game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instead of guitar worship, Active Child's generation of fey Romantics have suckled on synthesizer worship, more varied sounds, and a post-"Planet Rock" planet where electronica and rap/R&B music interweave constantly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best thing about the collection is the way it reminds us that Merritt is a Janus-like songwriter, looking backwards and forwards, and while we can see influences from the past, there is also the sense that Merritt has often looked into the future.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can't help but move along to some of the entrancing, pulsing drones found on Ancient Romans; altogether, another epic, grandiose, striking LP from one of the best and most underrated musicians of the moment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album could have gone a bit smoother or carried a simpler, more cohesive theme, but at the end of the day, Cymbals Eat Guitars have succeeded in creating one of the year's most surprisingly transcendental sophomore albums.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On their new LP Program 91, Razika manages to find the best in the word "inoffensive," producing an album that is the definition of an easy listen, while also managing not to leave listeners feeling as if their time has been wasted in any way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She is an artist that defines edge, pulsing with an energy that no other musician could duplicate, delivering images and lines that no one else would have imagined.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the ridiculously high highs of this album, it fails to maintain a great pace throughout. It struggles back and forth between "good" and "great," whereas its foregoer grabbed "great" by the balls on the first track and never let go.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Father, Son, Holy Ghost succeeds thoroughly at nearly everything it does, expanding Owens and JR White's palette beyond the scope of the duo's debut without going too far out on a limb.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Peter Wolf Crier may have arrived at the end of its tour burned out, but by the conclusion of their second album, the duo has evolved a more coherent signature sound.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Era Extraña sports the admirable trait of being so much like many of the best psychedelic pop records in recent memory (Oracular Spectaular pops to mind rather often), while going a long way in forging Neon Indian's own, very distinct musical identity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Larry "Ler" LaLonde plays his complimentary role so well it's scary, Claypool has never sounded better, and Jay Lane jumps back onto the train before it goes a-chuggin' without him again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album itself is worthy of praise from any angle you choose to view it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LP number four adds the Kasabian touch to other genres in an electrifying scattershot that still feels coherent and whole.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Megafaun shines the brightest on thematic tracks like "Scorned," in which you can practically feel the dust clouds after each harmonica blast and the heat shimmering in the vibrating background guitars.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Devil's Walk is not an attempt at a new sound. It's an exposition of how to create a new sound and how to do it at a level that connects with the listener.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All great bands evolve throughout the years, but what Pearl Jam Twenty shows is how they managed to grow out of their grunge beginnings without ever losing sight of it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If listeners return the love even half as much as the band has dished it out, both parties will be highly satisfied.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great mini-dose of Lekman charm that should be welcome to anyone that's been missing him these four years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For such a young band, Twin Sister has crafted a work of real emotional depth, and molded lots of interesting musical bric-a-brac into a record that will stay long in the memory and longer in the heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A delicately fingerpicked intro gives way to an expansive soundscape that, more than anywhere else on The Hunter, brings the band's mastery of dynamics to the surface before culminating in a pair of colossal solos that are among the most intense Hinds has ever ripped.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than radically reinventing the sound from Danilova's second full length, 2010's Stridulum II, Conatus comes across as a more fully-realized Zola Jesus production.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ashes & Fires remains compelling throughout thanks to its peaks and valleys.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the way down to the expansive 21-minute album closer, "A Line From Ol' Man River", the distorted soundscapes are powerful, evocative, and a must listen.