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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Everything Will Be Alright in the End doesn’t just transport us to Weezer’s younger days--it ushers us into their future. And for the first time in a while, it’s looking pretty bright.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whichever route you choose, one thing remains unflinching: this album is guaranteed to please.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The resulting sound pieces are still intricately weird and weirdly intricate, and if Anchor sacrifices some of the hushed intimacy of a Books record (see: Zammuto’s self-consciously rock delivery on “IO” or the raw and lurching snare sound on the great “Sinker”), it retains the promise that anything, and any sound, is momentarily possible within these musical boundaries.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With 12 songs that clock in at under 30 minutes, You’re Gonna Miss It All is a brisk listen that only lags once or twice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a high-personality disc, one that avoids cliches and cheese while also being steeped in tradition and an immense dose of adorableness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sacrificing recklessness is different from sacrificing passion, and New Moon cements The Men as one of the most exciting rock acts today, no matter who they’re listening to or, most importantly, who they’re redefining.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The album flows as if it were a mixtape of Rice songs to a former lover.
    • 76 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Despite its title, which could suggest some sort of nostalgic exercise, Experiments in Time succeeds because it’s not concerned with channeling any particular time whatsoever.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    When you listen to 1000 Forms of Fear and hear the real pain in her beautiful, guttural vocal hiccups, it doesn’t feel like a voyeuristic experience but, rather, like an old friend’s new hurting or your own past mistakes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is an album you should breathe, if only for one play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Overall, Do It Again feels like an exploration for all involved, and even manages to address gender politics in discreet but intriguing ways.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is a moody, angry, and soulful export from what modern anthropology insists is a happy-go-lucky area--Denmark.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A Distant Fist Unclenching is Krill’s oddball medium between the poppy joy of Alam No Hris and the table-flipping hopelessness of Lucky Leaves.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Although it’s admittedly a patient listen, Warpaint plucks at a different petal each time through it in its entirety. It’s truly a triumph for a group of women whose colors are singular and run incredibly deep.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This album doesn’t change the Melvins narrative, but it’s certainly enjoyable, big, and full of muscly, headbanging jams.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    His wordplay, comparable to his friend Ab-Soul’s, remains integral to his approach, but here he’s more personal and purposeful than he was on his mixtapes, rapping about rapping but also lamenting the realities of being young and black in America.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Part of the success of After the End lies in its seamless and smart sequencing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The characters and artifacts that surround these songs feel artificial, like stock props, but the music that Del Rey pulls them through splits them open, shakes them to life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album's use of vocal samples, something less prevalent on Resurgam, feels incredibly fresh, and produces some of Fever Dream's best moments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tomorrow’s Hits doesn’t boom like The Men’s early material (namely, 2010’s Immaculada and 2011’s Leave Home), but it’s more rousing instrumentally than last year’s New Moon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    Between doing more of the same old goodness and boiling everything down to its most essential lethality, Beyoncé also makes room on the album for more grandiose tracks that would sound right at home in Broadway musicals.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Turn Blue, though, is the sound of Auerbach and Carney eagerly and grandiosely taking things into their own (and, if you want, Burton’s) hands.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In fact, it's very hard to determine what the actual standout from this album will be, because literally every track is full to the absolute brim with the genius of seasoned veterans
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite all of the weirdness, this is a band that deserved to have their story told, to receive mass attention rather than merely cult status, and this box set should achieve that.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    He’s proven mastery over his craft and shown that he can work with just about anyone and still put out some of the best product on the market.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Each of the album’s 10 songs are fully formed and smartly rendered, but “Young Blood” stands out as the most jaw-dropping.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gambino can really rap. Scratch that; he can really, really rap, plus sing and emote and put on a show better than 90% of his hip-hop counterparts.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This complete command over their craft really sets these Orange County natives apart, resulting in the kind of record that grabs you at first listen and becomes more meaningful every time through.