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 Bonfires On The Heath
Lowest review score: 10 Scab Dates
Score distribution:
1,309 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about Midnight Boom is impeccably executed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their soul is in no way hurt by the production but instead, this is one of those many times where Danger Mouse’s production has truly aided in creating a terrific album from start to finish.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the rocking tunes, energetic vocals and those smart lyrics, Accelerate is a true return to form for a band that really needed it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Crystal Castles’ infectious, eclectic music, this is easily one of the highlights of the year and a great addition to the super-genre that is electronic music.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They have crafted a terrific debut album and are prime to make a dent in the indie community.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Dodos have shaped and formed a superb blend of intricate drumming, remarkable acoustic guitar and touching vocals--this is truly something exceptional.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is consistently strong from start to finish with enough outstanding material to vault it into classic status right next to "Dummy."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't just a novel idea that is haphazardly hashed out but rather, the work of two impeccable musicians and it's a fine addition to either musician's catalog and a brilliant one at that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s absolutely astonishing that after so many years of excellent and superb music The Roots are still one of the best bands around. With Rising Down they have not only proved it but they have silenced all of the doubters and haters out there; this is really a special band.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arm’s Way is an exceptional album in its own right that serves as overwhelmingly convincing evidence that Islands is no one-hit indie-wonder and still has enough talent to get them exactly where they want to go.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an excellent release from an already accomplished band.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether it is the new production, the new sounds, the new language or maybe just the unique cover, everything works for Sigur Rós; on Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust is something exceptional.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dear Science is a stirring addition to their ever proliferating catalog; a stalwart continuation of the band’s hooking groove, and easily one of the best releases of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Through all of the musical intricacies and variances, Rossen and Nicolaus have truly created one of the best albums of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best kinds of albums are the ones that capture that fragile balance between great music and pairing lyrical wordplay. And Tronic is an album that fans of both the lyrical side and production side of hip-hop can love.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn’t a tired old pro knocking one more out but rather, a superb song-craftsmen and musician in control; Working on a Dream is one of Bruce Springsteen’s best albums, period.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In all seriousness, this is an utterly brilliant experiment that is carried out with excellent style.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These are two distinctively different sounding EPs but they are successfully united by Condon’s never-failing trademarks: wonderful vocal lines, linear melodic patterns and that soothing voice.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s with his newest album, Years of Refusal, that Morrissey has delivered one of his finest albums to date.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The truth is, practically everything on Dark Was the Night is exceptionally well done. Even when they aren’t covering but contributing original recordings, everyone brings their A-game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s really hard to find anything wrong with the way Case has presented everything and it’s evident that she is only beginning to reign in all of her strengths. It’s an exceptional trait when you’ve been able to combine so many tremendous aspects into one supreme collection of songs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now, with Love vs. Money, Nash has been able to not only add a worthy addition but if this isn’t the best album the genre has seen and heard in the past year, I don’t know what is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nothing much is different with their latest triumph, It’s Blitz!, a sprawling, eclectic set of dazzling new music.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be as enigmatic as Silent Shout but if nothing else, it is a fantastic album on its own accord.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The group continues their fantastic, totally unique song structures, lyrics and instrumentation, resulting in the next evolution of a Decemberists album, and it does not disappoint.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the rarest type of album: one that exceeds every expectation you may have, branding itself in your mind forever and constantly surprising you with how amazing it is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's always great to see one of our better artists achieving a return to form, but it's usually successful with leveled results. But on The Ecstatic, Mos Def is certainly back and he has released the best hip-hop album of the year, so far.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one mighty album, one that will tower over others like the green shrubs that tower over the buildings on the cover.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s another astounding album from a great band and one that we should get much, much more music from for many years to come.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Static Tensions is the fourth album from Savannah, Georgia metal mavens Kylesa and it may well be the best damn album the band’s released and one of the finest of 2009, metal or otherwise.