Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,314 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 You & Me
Lowest review score: 10 Scab Dates
Score distribution:
1,314 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rich, rewarding showcase for a woman whose voice, spirit, and energy have not faded.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s easily one of the best pieces of work of both participants’ careers and a mark of the incredible talent both possess.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even eleven years after their breakthrough success, their music still sounds as fresh and exciting as ever; we are truly lucky.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A follow-up album that not only meets expectations, it blows them away.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exhausting, enthralling, disorientating, celebratory, and contemplative, Sufjan Stevens has delivered another album that will keep us listening and educated till Christmas.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most engaging and thrilling pop statements of 2004.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rounds is a perfect mix of subdued chill-out music and up-tempo beats.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredible record.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A far better album than it has any right to be.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The album is ambitious as it is daring, and it's the most refreshing piece of new music released thus far into 2005.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Will be among many year-end best-of lists, and deservingly so.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ghost is at the top of his game, both in terms of flow and lyrical luminosity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The attention to detail Bevin is known for sounds invitingly open on Kindred and the ending fruition is a thrilling success.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s seamless in its construction, poetic in its songwriting and moving in its aesthetic impression.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With their self-titled debut, Fleet Foxes have attained this and have delivered one of the best albums of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    His careful attention to detail and masterful use of vocal harmonies are unparalleled in modern indie rock.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Continuing to mystify audiences with ethereal, oft-experimental electronic music, Shackleton delivers one of the finest jewels of 2012.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
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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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it is not overtly innovative in its instrumentation or approach, The Creek Drank the Cradle is composed and performed with such an inclusive, intimate voice that the album is extremely accessible, even personal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A coherent, moving album that cements its place in listeners conscience.