Drowned In Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 3,366 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Pearl Mystic
Lowest review score: 0 And Then Boom
Score distribution:
3,366 music reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the highlights of their career.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hands down, ‘Pawn Shoppe Heart’ is the record to blow their contemporaries out of the water.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These songs are timeless. These songs are addictive. These songs are great. Why can't every album be like this?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An adrenaline-fueled head-rush of precision-perfect pop tunes about modern life.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'America's Sweetheart' is still more 'Celebrity Skin' than anything.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mood is buoyant, the instrumentation is varied and the childlike naivety runs rampant throughout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    She writes beats and creates streetwise slithery DogPop with b-lines and brawn and occasionally shows us that wide-open vulnerability is as vital and visceral as virulent heartsteppin’ sin-sharing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the first offering holds a quite tangible anger and general gloom within, 'The Lyre of Orpheus is a much more mellow affair, contemplating existentialism and the like.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can name me just one rapper that made a more complete record in 2003 than either of these two Southern boys' efforts, I’ll call you a liar.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ‘The Wolf’ demonstrates it is still essential for a rebel rock n roll record to compel you to punch the air as if Motley Crue were making a comeback, Vince Neill and all.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TVOTR splurge slabs of strange sound into almost freeform structures that draw on jazz sensibilities, alt-rock peculiarities and the whole NYC infatuation with cool.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful surprise.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her voice sounds so goddamn fresh, spontaneous, uncompromised. There's an intensely visceral quality to these performances that is so utterly compelling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very special record, indeed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s all over the place, yet perfectly fresh and maligned.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Stellastarr*' is a rare beast; one that takes from its peers and gives back something fresh, imaginative and breathlessly great.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Interpol have produced a soaring, inventive album that, while incorporating the deliciously dark atmosphere of ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’, merely uses it as a base to create more ambitious, warmer soundscapes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has the same majesty and ethereal wonder contained in the best works of the Flaming Lips, Boo Radleys, My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain and Mercury Rev.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an album that can (and I think will) transcend musical taste and age range... 'Lifeblood' may well live forever as one of the best commercial albums of the bands career.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply another shimmering LP from a truly original band.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes Coachwhips bigger than the rock n'roll n'amphetamines and extreme petting that inevitably gets etched on them is sheer, dirty, bone-corroding, untamed noise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favour and eschew fashion for something with real substance: Outside Closer is an album of the year, fact.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His talents seemingly know no bounds, and A Healthy Distrust is as close as he’s come to fully realising such a dominating on-stage character on a recorded format.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My album of the year - whatever year it is.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the radio-friendly oompa of ‘The Last Broadcast’ has been cut back, and the new record bears more resemblance to their debut ‘Lost Souls’ in its ashen-faced detachment and bloodied-yet-unbowed pride.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Set Yourself On Fire could become your favourite record, and Stars should justifiably be many people's favourite band.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s no way he sounds 19.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a beautiful result that, through the austere and effortlessly enchanting tunes, leaves you feeling the emotion infinitely more than any self-professed ‘emo’ might.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s what Bright Eyes coulda done if he put the songs off I’m Wide Awake onto the canvas of Digital Ash.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silent Alarm's not 100% filler-free - the forgettable 'So Here We Are' could have slipped out the back with little protest - but the autonomy, creativity and sheer, elastic beauty that spans this debut more than justifies the rapidly accelerating hype that Bloc Party are currently generating.