Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,311 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 The Stage Names
Lowest review score: 10 Scab Dates
Score distribution:
1,311 music reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although a little flawed, taken overall this repackage of Tago Mago is a strong reminder of an inspirational band that – like sometime peers Kraftwerk – can still be enjoyed directly in the present, due to a combination timelessness and foresight that sustains a remarkably intense freshness.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    Track for track, From Here We Go Sublime is mired in some of the simplest beats in modern electronic music.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, this album has everything any hard rock fan would enjoy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Is Dead may be the bands most accessible album, their latest release contains a much more developed and mature set of tracks that showcase a very talented group that with can easily aspire to new heights in the coming years in the hardcore genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredible record.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you were into Lightning Bolt before, there is no reason you won't absolutely love this album. If you were sort of sitting on the fence with them before, this may be the album that converts you into a fan.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ejstes crafts songs where throwback psych-pop melts effortlessly into cascading soundscapes, jazz interludes, and epic instrumentation.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Destroyer’s Rubies is one of those rare albums whose literary value is so compelling as to make any imperfections simply blend in as an essential part of the storyline.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hopefully those that came to SunnO))) through "Black One" will find much to love here. If they don’t they will be seriously missing out as Monoliths & Dimensions is devastatingly epic.
    • 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.