Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,309 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 Veckatimest
Lowest review score: 10 Scab Dates
Score distribution:
1,309 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One could go on for hours about the qualities of each individual song, but it is the way they coalesce as a whole that makes Blood Mountain an incredible listen from start to finish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a punishing record that manages to be both incredibly dense and yet highly listenable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Be Still Please is the best work of McCaughan’s career.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not Tom Waits’ best record... But the whole package... is riveting, a collection that should humble lesser musicians who only can aspire to the mantle of Waits’ discarded work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an excellent album. It might be the best album released this year. And it proves that Funeral was not a fluke.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is quite possibly Explosions in the Sky's finest moment. Buy this album now and be ready to have your life changed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a sincere album that is as friendly and rewarding as any of their previous works.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a just an amazingly pretty and graceful album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it ends up being one fantastic follow-up that brims at the sides with vehement energy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As usual, Mascis' guitar--a stirring strength, charming and expressive, a poignant power, is the star of this show--and as a whole unit, they haven’t sounded this good in about sixteen years.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [It] would be a shame for you to miss.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Icky Thump they have proven, yet again, that being musically sound in both songwriting and craftsmanship, while knowing how to exercise instrumentation is key in making a solid album in today’s day and age.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is painfully short; a lean, black-tie rock album, and one of the year's best in a year full of great records.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As reunion/comeback albums go, Time on Earth is outstanding.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a band that is as strong as ever and on the pleasurable Hey Venus! sound downright terrific.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Due to its extreme use of repetition and electronics, it forgoes much of the curious, daydream-esque dynamic which had dominated previous Collective releases, but what has been assembled here is an astute, entrancing deconstruction of pop music. Highly and happily recommended to all.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magic succeeds magnificently because it is the perfect balance of what we’ve come to love about an artist while venturing out to try new things.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album is more a statement of where they're going. It feels big, open, and alone, like you are listening in on something you shouldn't hear.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The self-titled album brings the listener into a glorious sound world of first rate noise-pop and never lets go.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even as someone who knows very little about electronic music, this album is affecting. You will never get the urge to skip a song and you will desire and covet every sound that’s emitted from this album because they make up one tremendous, collective entity in Untrue.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything comes together in a melting pot of rock and pop that is both delightful and intriguing. It has melodies, smart and quirky lyrics, and the band features some unique musicianship that is executed well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is certainly a breath of fresh air in what was a slow year for hip-hop.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wild Mountain Nation keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time and it’s a fine piece of music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a terrific album, one fully ready and suited for headphones; an album that should be easily enjoyed by all and that will surely be loved by many.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's her cathartic, invigorating voice on the never-miss Jukebox that aids in delivering one of the best albums of 2008--already.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a magnificent debut, filled with endless melodies, memorable hooks and plenty of toe-tapping moments.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is evidence of a group that has really come into their own and while they were at it, refined their skills. It’s to the point that I feel this album is head and shoulders above any of their erstwhile releases.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Women as Lovers they have created one of their more accessible and cohesive albums to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each and every single song on here is sprinkled with a certain something to make it outstanding all on its own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saturnalia is easily the best album I have heard this year and will undoubtedly be included in many a year end list.