Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,320 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 Yeezus
Lowest review score: 10 Zeitgeist
Score distribution:
1,320 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
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    This is a winner in so many different ways; the music is impeccable, the sequencing is seamless, the production inhales and exhales life and the overall sound is killer.
    • 68 Metascore
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    This is a matured and musical hip-hop duo and whether it is the fine contributions by Tom Waits and Tunde Adebimpe on separate songs, Ant’s soulful and majestic music, or Slug’s illustrious and poignant story-telling; it’s all superb.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Once the blissful excitement of 'Brain Burner' closes the album you will realize that with Nouns, No Age have not only delivered an intense blend of experimental/noise/ambient rock but they have very clearly delivered, arguably, the best album of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Everything on Lay it Down is gorgeous, memorable and absolutely stunning.
    • 87 Metascore
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    With their self-titled debut, Fleet Foxes have attained this and have delivered one of the best albums of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The eleven original songs all sound distinctively unique and yet, uniquely familiar all the same. And even when Oldham covers a song, he is able to make it sound like one of his own.
    • 85 Metascore
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    With Rook they have fashioned an album that is melodic, tender, outstanding but above all, captivating. One thing is for sure, this is one of the best albums of the year.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Stay Positive is a true testament that good music will always prevail. One can only hope that a band like this will continue to make music for years and years to come because we desperately need it.
    • 78 Metascore
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    The album’s majestic brilliance reveals itself through subtle perfections that appear with repeated listens.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Remember those old days when everything was perfect, when you were happy and all was right in your world, The Stand Ins achieves this.
    • 82 Metascore
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    The Renaissance is arguably, the best hip-hop album of the year.
    • 92 Metascore
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    Even eleven years after their breakthrough success, their music still sounds as fresh and exciting as ever; we are truly lucky.
    • 75 Metascore
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    It’s with his latest masterpiece, 808s & Heartbreak, that he has demonstrated, with impeccable skill, that he is supreme, yet again.
    • 89 Metascore
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    What’s more important is that Merriweather Post Pavilion is not just one of the finest things you’re going to hear in 2009 but that it should sit well next to albums like Kid A on lists of the best music made in our time.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Everything on Heavy Ghost is a work of pure genius; this is the music of your life and it’s the kind that needs to be rewarded in any possible way because truthfully, honestly, sincerely, it’s something endearingly special.
    • 82 Metascore
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    He’s resonating some true beauty here; entirely lost in his nostalgic feelings and openly retrospective about where he has been, Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle is absolutely beautiful.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Jay has stepped through the mirror to the other side to bring us Slow Dance, and he has triumphed like the best pop idols, engaging our imagination while being simultaneously cool and strange, tender and tough, arty and poppy, traditional and innovative.
    • 81 Metascore
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    With engaging songwriting, creative instrumentation and melodically special music, not only is Actor everything we imagined it would be but Clark has redefined the definition of pop music.
    • 85 Metascore
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    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this album and on the contrary, Grizzly Bear has clearly made the year’s best album.
    • 87 Metascore
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    The xx have made a debut that sounds utterly flawless; it's the kind of album that bands take years to create.
    • 81 Metascore
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    All in all, for The Clientele this is another great album in what’s getting to be a long line of great albums.
    • 78 Metascore
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    I’m New Here is an outstanding album and one of beauty and substance and for the first time in fifteen years, Scott-Heron is back.
    • 83 Metascore
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    I think it’s safe to say that Weber is putting his strengths into fine use and, with Black Noise, it’s utterly fantastic.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Flying Lotus has made the strongest album to date with his amazing collection of sounds, beats and instruments; as good as you felt after hearing the sheer brilliance of "Los Angeles."
    • 85 Metascore
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    It's exceptionally crafted, it's gorgeously composed and it's remarkably rendered by a band that might just be the very best we have today.
    • 91 Metascore
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    Through the different flavors of ice cream on here, The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III remains a proudly boastful album. It should be discussed by a lot of people and the love it's receiving is no fluke either: this is a skillfully talented artist.
    • 74 Metascore
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    At the root of all good music is a dying cause to tell a good story and Future Islands take that kind of attitude to heart with In Evening Air; there is nothing dismissible, or close to it, on here.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Whatever it is, The Suburbs is nothing short of extraordinary; it's Arcade Fire's moment of clarity where everyone can stop and take notice because in the most frank of terms, this is also nothing short of a masterpiece.
    • 80 Metascore
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    After all those years that people remarked and possibly, tried to shut him out, Stevens has returned with what just might be the best music he has ever crafted.
    • 80 Metascore
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    Like every other album, there are the trademarks we've all come to grow and love from the band and by the end of this, all of the most loving adjectives one could shower on an album will be spread all over The King of Limbs.