Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,311 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Stay Positive
Lowest review score: 10 Scab Dates
Score distribution:
1,311 music reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Contrary to what its title might imply, there’s really not a whole lotta "new" goin’ on here.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the mere manufacture of unique sounds isn’t enough to rescue them on La Forêt.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's unconvincing and bland.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Cansei de Ser Sexy is just so acutely gaudy and trashy that, despite an abundance of spunk and sneer, it comes off as disaffected and impossibly irritating.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The lack of complexity, tension, and propulsion in most of these songs is a big disappointment because the soundscapes are not grand and glorious enough to overcome the simplistic musical lines and repetitive nature of the lyrics.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For all its aural pleasantries, it seems bored, lethargic, strapped, bounded and paralyzed by mysteriously viscous elements.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The group's sound is, at times, difficult to simply listen to, so it comes as no surprise that expanding upon it in such a drastic way would produce several miscues.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A bland alt-pop stew that meanders aimlessly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Once the songs on Lion the Girl are over, they are as difficult to remember as those wisps of dream that dissolve upon waking.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The Bedlam in Goliath is an exhausting listen and it seems like the guys have tried to pack in as many prog-rock clichés as possible.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If you wanna hear some Killing Joke, do yourself a favor and go get a copy of the band's original debut self-titled record or What's THIS For...! (which were complete trend-setters), because this latest release comes off as nothing but a lifeless self-parody of those albums.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The music itself isn’t quite as bad as the singing, but it still lacks the sincerity needed to keep Sun, Sun, Sun from sounding like a collection of Eagles’ outtakes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    These songs are painfully uneventful.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Wasif aspires for the guts of Neil Young and the tortured soul of Ian Curtis but captures neither, instead sounding like an inappropriately self-pitying, passive-aggressive whiner.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It sounds like 4th generation Stooges impersonators.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This is a grating, difficult, unsatisfying album.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The Raven is downright awful, perhaps Reed’s worst album since Metal Machine Music.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Wading through the next 70-plus minutes of wandering noise and blank hissing for the gems was painful, to put it mildly, because when I got to them, they were played off-key and incredibly quickly, as if the band wanted to get it over with and get back to banging on the guitars and making nonsensical noise.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    This record is easily on par with Corgan's solo record as one of the worst things he has ever done.