Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,362 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 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Yeezus
Lowest review score: 10 Scab Dates
Score distribution:
1362 music reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall Snowflake Midnight isn’t quite the disaster that the disillusioned might have expected.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Craftiness, when it’s this imaginative, can go a long way and for Jookabox, these bizarre ideas seem to work even when they shouldn’t.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Major General finds us with an accomplished and very steady collection of songs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Educated Guess is an absolutely stunning creation, although it did take a few listens for me to begin to fully appreciate what I was hearing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Each track is filled with indelible melodies and hooks sure to have you keeping time with your leg or tapping your toes. But with music like this, singing along is the ultimate litmus test, and unfortunately the non-descriptness of the vocals leaves this album lacking a bit of personality and memorability.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's almost fate that they've chosen to reveal themselves to me with what is their best work to date, and also one of the most remarkable albums of this year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is an album for the patient, who are willing, as the title of the album suggests, to sit through a slide show made by someone you don't really know that well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A hell of an album that reveals further treasures buried in the mix with each listen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, as bass-players solo missions go, Right On! fares well in both connecting to and standing apart from the mothership. Admittedly, the record’s best moments could perhaps have been cherry-picked to fold into the next Warpaint album or compressed into a just EP-length statement.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Via Audio are audacious in their attempt to create a wide array of organic sounds, and their efforts pay off; it’s not often that a band can instill so many approaches into an album and get away with it but Animalore delivers the goods.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is a solid amount of quirkiness to realize and I Was A King surely have a knack for turning out strong songs but maybe next time a 'less equals more' approach would be more fitting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hot Fuss is a multi-faceted, consistently interesting and enjoyable synth-rock album with strengths across the songwriting, singing, and playing fields.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whereas the past experiences showcased Holland much more embellished and free-wheeling with his flow, Hello Cruel World places a focus on the lyrical content with a flow that ends up being much easier to follow and in turn, far more accessible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Daedelus is a master at what he does, and what he does is different than virtually everything else around him, but he’s playing a little too close to the vest here, trading much of his style for a little more beat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It'd be too easy to dismiss Blitzen Trapper for choosing to release an album that more or less stays inside the lines, opting for convention over innovation. Yet, with American life in the 21st century being so frenzied, it's oddly comforting to listen to a record that doesn't challenge you to keep up with it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A crisp, clean, and undeniably beautiful work.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instead of evolving out of the band's unique style, Clinic has decided to enhance it and deepen it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The indulgences and overreaching take away from the really good songs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Bravery treads the same well worn path as bands like The Smiths and The Cure but manages to avoid tripping on its roots by adding a unique personality.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While there's certainly something to be said for BestCoast's paeans to the utopian side of life near the Pacific, the subtle shifts in Cosentino's songwriting are best experienced when the rays of sunshine are muted.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best Swell album since 1997’s Too Many Days Without Thinking.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m not sure what stands out the most about The Cover Up, whether it’s the tremendous production values or the clear confidence the band has with its music.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sad thing about Waves are Universal is that there are many songs that just don't cut it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the tunes on Adventures may be a bit more nebulous and a bit less intricate than those found on From Here on In and With the Tides, they are by no means any less engaging, and in some cases are even more resplendent.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The Bedlam in Goliath is an exhausting listen and it seems like the guys have tried to pack in as many prog-rock clichés as possible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Four long players into their career, you can't help but wonder if Interpol is just trying too hard to recapture some of that Turn On the Bright Lights magic. Either that, or the creative juices have been stifled by a rough turn of events.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a soulful country stroll, which favors heavily on career building and that is something that Dylan Leblanc is sure doing, and quite swimmingly if I might add. Bravo.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Places Like This is a fun album that’s difficult to describe and impossible to forget.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With such tight and unashamedly sparse and intimate product along with an emphasis on nicely layered and blended vocals, it’s hard to find a complaint with Magnolia.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Octahedron is most certainly not a wish for Top 40 stardom, but compared to past efforts by this collective, it’s probably the surest means of attracting a larger batch of casual listeners without completely rejecting the heady desires of Mars Volta obsessives.