Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,319 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 28% 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 Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Lowest review score: 10 The Raven
Score distribution:
1,319 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Biophilia is an excellent addition to her glorious discography.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The intelligent songcraft on Days is remarkably strong and with enough luster to continue, here's to hoping the desire never runs dry for Real Estate.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With amps that are allowed to breathe with static and reverb, drums that clatter against a harsh delivery and with vocals that are unhinged and undeterred, the 'raw' adjective is a fitting superlative.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Port of Morrow Mercer digs deep in forming a polished and almost, muscular relationship with the music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fields sounds commandingly assured with songs that ache and bristle with lush convictions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The way the EP grows from song to song--with a seamless flow inherently added midway through creation--Silent Hour/Golden Mile never ceases to impress.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album is too good to dally over, because it's so good, jaw droppingly good, not a false note in the bunch kind of good.... Record of the year stuff.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here We Go Magic certainly sound fantastically magical on A Different Ship. It's a definitive kind of feel and one that deserves proper recognition; they've delivered a remarkable album.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Liars have created another standout album that while dissimilar from the rest, is nothing short of amazing and nothing of a surprise from such an exceptional band.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Continuing to mystify audiences with ethereal, oft-experimental electronic music, Shackleton delivers one of the finest jewels of 2012.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Segall takes us on a tour de force that is short and succinct in nature and delivery: the music swells with an infinite amount of pulse and drive and supported by Segall's remarkable ear for melody, it's simply another winner in his long-standing discography.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The band resorts to an 18-set record simply because everything is indisputably necessary and furthermore, solid gold.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vastly rich... Ocean's voice is a thing of beauty – clear, crisp and almost, divine – he speaks of truth in an unabashed manner.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each song is impactful and memorable, with a fantastic approach to songcraft that focuses on minimal gestures, mixed with tremendous layers and layers of sounds.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although Veckatimest might be more of an emotionally-driven album, Shields continues to showcase a band that is somehow--as good as they currently are--simply getting better and better, regardless of the location, the circumstances, regardless of the schedules.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music on Twins is more of the fantastically great quality we've come to expect.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superb album in every facet, it is the first time in a while I have been able to emotionally engage in an album right from the get go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The compositions, the choice of songs, the sequencing, his spoken word--the entire package--is a firm reminder of the immense talent Antony is; Cut the World remains another worthy release to take hold of.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For now Bundick has accomplished many great feats and with Anything in Return, the first great album of 2013.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amok is a tenaciously rich and strong album that is certainly the work of gifted musicians.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overgrown continues to build on a fantastic reputation: one that much like his music is aided by layer and layer of calculated additions that all together showcases one of music’s most gifted composers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs on Bankrupt! all still feature scintillating synths, gorgeous melodies and soaring moments of transcendent skill but with more of a flair for the dynamic tense of music.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This kind of hunger, this kind of uphill battle and this kind of gritty determination leaks out onto Monomania with tremendous results; the ending fruition is another gleaming winner for Cox and Deerhunter.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Random Access Memories, the duet has returned after a long hiatus from proper studio albums, with another triumphant winner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the kind of album we critics tritely refer to as a return to form but with the massively remarkable beast that ...Like Clockwork royally is, never has the phrase been more fitting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bruner has elevated his game into something worth noting and more importantly, worth following.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quiet, diligent, and touching--this could very well be These New Puritans’ masterwork.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slow Focus is a tremendously gifted album; one that remarks on what electronic music is still capable of, while knowingly realizing that the sky’s the limit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    AM
    In the end AM not only signifies a career-defining moment that neatly places the band on a proper pedestal for all to admire--this is where not only Arctic Monkeys have come but in many ways, how they’ve masterfully conquered and continue to simply win.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stellar and superb, The Electric Lady is a fantastic journey filled with impeccable works of modern flair and skill, power up indeed.