Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,364 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 Person Pitch
Lowest review score: 10 Zeitgeist
Score distribution:
1364 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst the overall the artistic advancement is decidedly impressive for such a fledgling talent, Marling does at times sell herself a little short on the lyrical and vocal front.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s the latter comradely pursuits that this new 2CD compilation attempts to put into a comfortable package for those who just can’t get enough from the twosome, or need a roadmap to understand where it leads into their better-known works; which it just about succeeds in doing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The band resorts to an 18-set record simply because everything is indisputably necessary and furthermore, solid gold.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Baltimore-based band’s fourth album is layered with songs that are faultlessly executed from top to bottom. Although the lyrics are somewhat simplistic, their direct marriage is welcomed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Red Devil Dawn is by far the most consistent Crooked Fingers album, and in many respects, probably the best in general.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one consistent record that will being a smile to your face; there is nothing breathtaking, but there doesn't have to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes the best albums are pieces of high art to be appreciated from afar. Others are treated like your favorite movies, invoking feelings of when and where you first experienced it. And yet others are treated like books that are so distinct in invoking another time or place that you are escape into them often and without fear. Canary is that kind of album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beam’s songwriting has always been the defining element of Iron & Wine, and it’s evident on these tracks, especially the lovely “My Lady’s House” with its gentle and loving theme.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whereas previous Elbow records set a mood, Build A Rocket Boys! may require a certain mood, and a few spins, before the lofty expectations are shed and you're left delighting in its radiance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Volume 2: 1987-1989 may have its fair share of misfires, its overall hit-rate is remarkably high for an exhaustive anthology drawn from the ‘80s DIY netherworld. Whilst it’s hard to say if it fully represents the best of the Half Japanese oeuvre, it’s certainly an unquestionable strong entry-point into the band’s uncompromising catalogue of charming invention.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 contains some of the finest work Earth has produced to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Innovative as it is satisfying.... It’s hard to imagine a more realized meld of hip-hop, electronica, and post-rock.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it ends up being one fantastic follow-up that brims at the sides with vehement energy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine is the kind of “feelings” album that fans of noise-rock or hardcore can listen to without fear of being soft. For the rest of us, it’s an indulgence of our more dramatic emotions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Many of the songs feel like incomplete character sketches that simply gesture at yearning and crisis.... Salad Days is, nevertheless, an interesting piece of work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There isn't anything remotely 'neat' about The Monitor. Instead, it's a rocking, joyful, epic beast of an album that rattles with energy and pulses with the heart of a raging bull.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phoenix doesn’t need to be groundbreaking to reward us with a joyous, endlessly fun album that should sit comfortably in the top 10 on everybody’s list.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    May be the perfect pop album.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best albums you'll hear in 2003.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you end up liking this album or not, it is going to be one of the most intense things you've ever heard.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Renaissance is arguably, the best hip-hop album of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quiet, diligent, and touching--this could very well be These New Puritans’ masterwork.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Do You Like Rock Music?, there seems to be a condensed clarity of vision, that vision being rock bigness and youthful enthusiasm and curing inertia and malaise, in the vein of the aforementioned past British masters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Fade, they’ve come across ten songs that all sound tight and of course, refreshing, against the backdrop of what might be their most consistent album to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A career-defining work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most surprising, challenging, and important albums of the year.