Delusions of Adequacy's Scores

  • Music
For 1,349 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 Bonfires On The Heath
Lowest review score: 10 Zeitgeist
Score distribution:
1349 music reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sounds come and go but the inspiration and wherewithal to realize your own goal in tone is paramount. Women seem to know exactly what they stand for and in presenting it they've entirely outdone themselves, again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is as confident and assured as any great follow-up can be, showcasing a group that is not afraid to cross genre-borders and cast aside the meek post-dubstep moniker.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's best to purely take in the dissimilarity of this exceptional new album in contrast to Hospice--it's downright astonishing on its very own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gentle yet insistent collection of songs, Wilderness is marked by its subtle beauty and meticulous attention to sonic detail.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its warmth, honesty and intuitive sensitivity capture Stuart Staples firmly back to the dizzy high-quality heights of his cherishable early-career with the Tindersticks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This kind of hunger, this kind of uphill battle and this kind of gritty determination leaks out onto Monomania with tremendous results; the ending fruition is another gleaming winner for Cox and Deerhunter.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Music that's at once beautiful, joyful, and pure aural pleasure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It sounds like the Ramones covering OK Computer. It's also one of the best debuts of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It suits them well that as musicians that have worked their entire career just to get noticed; for their newest album, I Learned the Hard Way, to be a beautiful representation of what real, honest and true soul music really is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boca Negra is certainly not the easiest entry-route into the post-jazz catacombs of the Chicago Underground, but its steely determination and non-conformity is nevertheless refreshing and worthy of respect.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thankfully aside from a few superficial blemishes, Here’s The Tender Coming’s world is dense enough, and interesting enough to merit a visit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's always great to see one of our better artists achieving a return to form, but it's usually successful with leveled results. But on The Ecstatic, Mos Def is certainly back and he has released the best hip-hop album of the year, so far.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The eleven original songs all sound distinctively unique and yet, uniquely familiar all the same. And even when Oldham covers a song, he is able to make it sound like one of his own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s symphonic, seductive, resolute, yearning.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a gorgeous pop album that deals maturely with a wide range of emotions and ideas.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So whilst The Obliterati is certainly not a patch on the seminal Vs. - given that it lacks the same magical combination of cerebral claustrophobia and kinetic psychosis - it’s easily more potent than the over-oiled ONoffON.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although amERICa perhaps lacks a few more songs that could standalone from its conceptual connectivity, as a combined entity it captures Eric Goulden catching an inventive and much-deserved third wind for his charmingly contrary career.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whereas his previous long-players were primarily personified by their hushed beauty, dusty experimentation, and nostalgic romanticism, Post-War pushes forward a more boisterous and band-orientated vision for Ward’s sturdy songwriting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether it is the new production, the new sounds, the new language or maybe just the unique cover, everything works for Sigur Rós; on Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust is something exceptional.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You are There is a fine example of post-rock that outshines both Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor's latest or last affairs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, the Pale Young Gentlemen has crafted a singularly noteworthy record unlike anything else.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rounding out his catalog, Jay Stay Paid makes a worthy addition to any hip-hop aficionado’s collection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mostly though, this ethereal mix of multi-layered and textured dream-pop is frothing with jangly and heavily reverbed guitars, amid shoegazing drones and electro-style beats, that displays Atlas Sound’s sense of adventure and pop experimentation while providing the listener with countless entertaining spins.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I cannot overstate enough the cross genre appeal that is contained within Sentenced to Life. There is literally enough here for everyone; while it lacks a black metal vibe I feel it would still be relevant enough for those that jam out with corpse paint.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With engaging songwriting, creative instrumentation and melodically special music, not only is Actor everything we imagined it would be but Clark has redefined the definition of pop music.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album shows that these guys have plenty of room to expand stylistically while still absolutely owning blues rock.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Be Still Please is the best work of McCaughan’s career.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I bet that The Milk of Human Kindness will appear on my and others’ “best of 2005” lists.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On Metals Feist combines the sublime magic of her voice with songs that feature equally strong compositions to render an album that is easily one of the best of the year.