Lost At Sea's Scores

  • Music
For 628 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Push Barman To Open Old Wounds
Lowest review score: 0 Testify
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 628
628 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Maybe the growth is only obvious to those who've been following, but that doesn't take away from the obvious upgrade of accessibility found here.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Weighed and measured, Graduation is easily the best rap album this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Excluding the established Radiohead franchise from consideration of In Rainbows, it is still one of the most compelling recent releases, and should be considered for 2007's Album of the Year in any context.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Deerhunter have indeed created a masterpiece. While it's not perfect, it has the charm and scope and full realization that was lacking in the band's earlier work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Screw the band name, McBean is a temporal writer, and he channels his unique vision into equal parts regardless of his color-coded outfit. It's a bold and brash move that is working wonders thus far.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As with songs like "The Orchids" and "Spider's House," the continued confidence in slow, sleepy numbers, hinting more towards the ambient side of experimental folk, like the devastating "Krill" or the aforementioned "Evidence" suggests that as Rutili ages, his music will only grow in accessibility, relying less and less on the clatter of his youth. Songs like "Gauze" used to be austere nuggets buried in the noise, but these days, the noisy abstractions are, for the most part, the odd-man out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Perhaps taking a cue from another seminal band, Talking Heads, The Suburbs is a more restrained, tempered affair. Yet the beat of their bleeding heart still remains...
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly his best and most credible album to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Great Destroyer is a masterpiece of emotional tumult.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps their best outing yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superwolf is collaboration in the truest sense of the word, and the talents of the two musicians involved feel revitalized and meaningful in ways that they may not have for some time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A genre-bowing indie masterpiece as gorgeous as anything released since Sigur Rós’ ( ).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ladd’s drive and focus throughout the entire album keeps the listener’s ear, as each moment is unexpected, even after multiple listens.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole of the album is stunning and unique, and if the thematic gender-bending core of the album makes a few people ideologically shy away, then it’s truly a shame.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every song here, on both discs, is interesting and amazingly well-crafted.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bar has been raised for 2005.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heart Like a River takes you on a journey, and does not leave until every sight is seen and pathway is walked.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like intelligent song writing with killer sing-along choruses, then you desperately need this album.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a hell of a record.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s amazing to see how the Decemberists have grown. The songs from their first EP, 5 Songs, seem like a man and an acoustic guitar, where Picaresque feels like a full blown orchestra.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Farina and MacKaye have created a delicate and beautiful masterpiece that transcends their punk and post-punk routes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Dialogue: a hip-hop classic? Maybe not, but pretty damn close.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the whole, The Sunlandic Twins makes almost everything else today seem diluted and stale.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece that celebrates life, in all of its horrific, painful, magical and wondrous glory.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sprawling tour de force... It overwhelms you with its brawny rhythms, its artful arrangements and foggy atmosphere, and its thrilling instrumentation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn’t just Almost Killed Me 2, it’s an exploration of what lies beyond that initial surface – and the truth ain’t pretty.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darkness at Noon is the most exciting record to be put out this semester.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a roaring, well-executed good time, look no further: the Ponys are practically peerless.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hart’s multiple layers of sound keep his unadventurous song structures from becoming trite; though Our Thickness is pure verse-chorus-verse-chorus fare with no flashy bridges or codas, it will still take months to dive into every piece of instrumentation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard not to stare in open-mouthed amazement at the sheer brilliance of Black Sheep Boy, though you're trying to clinically dissect all the elements that make it so.