Consequence of Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 2,512 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:
2,512 music reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The 23-year-old Tesfaye will almost certainly make a bigger, better record soon. For now, Kiss Land works fine as one of the year’s most fearless pop releases.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Summer Camp is a tribute to their talents, the duo having ducked the “second album syndrome” so adroitly with this release.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At almost 60 years old, Gordon is still pushing the musical envelope, and that in and of itself is something worth celebrating.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lanegan’s personality is present throughout Imitations without defiling the spirit of the originals, the best attribute of any cover.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rather than chase his early highs, Ski Mask is the latest issuance of a unique voice continuing to explore his particularities and place them in new contexts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ooey was a bizarre concept that, with effort and care, became an effective reality.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mechanical Bull is the sound of a band reviving its former selves for the benefit of each other and for their longtime fans, and it’s their best album since Aha Shake Heartbreak.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Saves the Day puts the “pop” in pop punk, but it’s a sweet formula.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the pieces not yet there, Lanterns on the Lake is still an immensely promising band that’s one risky move away from releasing a stunning album and filling stadiums.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The party might be coming to an end, but at least Negativity gives enough of a hint that the band might be better off for it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On Mole City, Quasi embrace their scattered thoughts with a wink and a grin, and never let go.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Totaling just eight tracks, Fuzz is a rich, albeit hurried listen.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don’t be shocked that this album is mid-level pop, be surprised that even at 20, Miley can open her scope to encompass country, hip-hop, ballads, and even the electronic impulses of today’s pop.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Almost every aural detail is simply pretty, every guitar texture inviting, and perhaps the most impressive part is that it’s here just one year after Times and Tides.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cage the Elephant sound bigger and more polished here, but it’s Shultz’s lyrics that have grown up the most.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    RJD2′s creations are beautiful offshoots of their distorted components rather than monster mashes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The band is so good together, though, and sound so at peace and at ease knocking these songs out, that it makes it hard to even dislike the record, problems though it may have.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On Beautiful Rewind, Hebden displays the possibilities and complexities within the music itself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It will take a truly patient listener to not just sit through the album, but to parse McCombs’ language and internalize the spare arrangements.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s quite the grab bag of influences, but Devine makes good use of the sonic sprawl and everything plays nice together.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even when the record bites a little harder on tracks like the politically charged “Fiscal Cliff”, or the Nirvana-inspired rendition of “She Can See Me”, there’s an energy to Bubblegum that allows for endless fun, even when the band furrows its brow in spots.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On Static, they arrive at a place where they’re able to sustain new layers of complexity across their songs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Compared to their eponymous debut, Let’s Be Still leans more heavily on pop ditties, which enliven and invigorate the album.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The entire album, an inspiring instrumental accomplishment that moves at a glacial pace, puts Jamison in the leagues of some of the better ambient musicians going today, and on only his first real foray into the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though not as resonant as Pelican’s material that better blended their two strengths, Forever Becoming nonetheless carries both.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While neither Perry nor Prism push any boundaries for pop music, they certainly raise bars.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They’re a patient, intrepid, explorative band that rewards the patient, intrepid, explorative listener.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s always a good reminder that everyone wonders what’s wrong with them, especially when its done so honestly, plainly, and engagingly as this.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Aftermath isn’t all that different from the other albums they’ve released, it’s straightforward no-frills rock ‘n roll, visceral and fun, as only Lemmy and Motörhead can play it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Double Cup is a great collection of dance music that manages to be compelling in 14 different ways.