Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,372 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 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Suburbs
Lowest review score: 10 Zeitgeist
Score distribution:
1372 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it will inevitably be argued as to whether or not Tomboy is really a work of startling originality or perhaps just a long lost companion to Björk's Vespertine, it's hard to deny positing that we've got one of the best albums of 2011 finally in our hands.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most surprising, challenging, and important albums of the year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Feels like an honest treat for longtime fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lift Your Skinny Fists… told a story, included more extremes in volume and emotion, and added vocal samples. Yanqui, thus, is more subtle, more restrained. Yet it's also more moody, more cerebral, more intense.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A far better album than it has any right to be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Government Commissions is a must-have for any Mogwai fan, as the live version of “Like Herod” alone is worth the price of the full CD.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rounds is a perfect mix of subdued chill-out music and up-tempo beats.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is certainly my favorite British release of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s certainly going to be one of the most, if not the most, fresh sounding electronic albums of the year and it’s only going to get better as time passes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs on Thickfreakness are all near masterpieces.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With absolutely perfect production, the end result is one that’s embracing, textured, warm, and still fun.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album includes boasts a brilliant storyteller, amazing music, and, most important, beautifully delivered lyrics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best albums you'll hear in 2003.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Antics is a very strong record that is home to a number of truly incredible songs.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album's diversity is certainly key and essential to its value but for some it might lie entirely in Pecknold's flawless voice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only the best Album Leaf album to date but one of the best albums of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Built On Squares is a refreshing slice of musical Valhalla.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet with such a superb back catalog and a stellar new record to boot, the question now becomes how – or if – Okkervil River will be able to top itself the next time around.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ghost is at the top of his game, both in terms of flow and lyrical luminosity.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each and every single song on here is sprinkled with a certain something to make it outstanding all on its own.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a punishing record that manages to be both incredibly dense and yet highly listenable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although Veckatimest might be more of an emotionally-driven album, Shields continues to showcase a band that is somehow--as good as they currently are--simply getting better and better, regardless of the location, the circumstances, regardless of the schedules.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Real Gone is incredible because of its songs, some of which stand among Waits' finest work.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As much as I loved Amore Del Tropico, The Spell comes across even more striking.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inches is not just a great concept; it’s a legitimately great rock record in most every facet, and it's Les Savy Fav’s best release outside of Rome (Written Upside Down).