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 The Best Of The Black President
Lowest review score: 0 Testify
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 628
628 music reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Thoroughly theatric, Pale Young Gentlemen's measured approach is channeled by the bricolage upshot of their composition.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    But what makes Made In the Dark their best album to date is how great the ballads are, a trick no mere techno act was supposed to master.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The complex emotional duality of the disc is nothing less than penetrating. Most of the tracks are danceable as well as lonesome, and can be enjoyed in a variety of settings.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While the slower, wandering songs certainly make the composition and mood of the record, it's the more upbeat tracks, never Cox's previous forte, that shine on this disc.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Kieran Hebden's latest and best opus since "Rounds" is dare I also say his danciest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At the very least, it should win new converts just in time for the long-awaited reunion.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Reznor and Ross have pulled off something fairly remarkable here, creating a record that could've existed on its own as an original NIN production, but serves almost perfectly as the sonic document of the evolution of an online phenomenon that began in the dorms of Harvard and eventually took over Silicon Valley.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    In short, Maths + English is an ideal sellout.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The natural maturation of Ben Bridwell's vocals and songwriting, bolstered by an increase in creative control, has yeilded what is easily one of 2007's best albums in Cease to Begin.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    In a career full of perfect miniatures, Mountain Battles might actually be the Deals' best. It's certainly their most even-flowing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If this is the band's "Parallel Lines," they've brought tunes worth comparing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Rainwater Cassette Exchange certainly finds creative ways to transform their music and expand their already impressive catalogue, even if most of the songs are quite short and leave the listener yearning for more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Why? the person always had unique ideas, but, for the first time, Why? the band complements these thoughts and feelings with consistency, creating an accessible, exciting and complete work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Transference is a challenging, mature statement from a band generally known for more for refining their approach with each release.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It rather gorgeously hums low and disturbing, hiding in the grass like some kind of jungle cat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Spiritualized have always possessed an impressive grandeur, but on this album it is grandeur with a purpose--Songs in A&E is the sound of healing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Intricate and ever-changing in style, The Sea and Cake give further proof why they've had such staying power.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Bitte Orca signifies something exciting and all too infrequent in popular music: striving for a sound that doesn't have a definite audience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While the celestial exploration is briefly juxtaposed with sci-fi experimentation on the Autechre-like 'Rough Steez' and 'Phantom Limb,' those detours only here to provide respite from and not actually disrupt an ultimately delightful, delirious headtrip designed to push your fuckest of buttons.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Grind Date is almost shockingly excellent. This is De La Soul at their most focused – no skits, no filler, no weird interludes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The creativity on display here is jaw-dropping.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Björk shrouds Medúlla in mystery and darkness, but it's far from gloomy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    So if some of the songs sound a little too catchy, it’s because they’re supposed to. Kweli’s trying to draw you in for something important.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though the songs eschew familiar structures, their triumphant, readily accessible moments occur with surprising frequency; multiple hooks litter the lengthier compositions, and the shorter pieces usually contain at least two winsome passages.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As with other Crooked Fingers albums, Bachmann’s stories really command most of our attention here, and they serve to elevate his songs beyond just being clever pastiches of pop music.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The album is a whole effort, not just one or two overachieving songs that make the entire thing seem better than it really is. Along with Brazilian Girls, one of this year’s hotter electronic releases.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whoa, is it ever tough, but wow, is it ever great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a brutal record that changes you the same way prison changes a man.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There is little doubt that Silent Alarm is stellar, worthy of the praise it has received.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Different and perhaps more mature than S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D., this recent release from Out Hud measures out a liquid pulse, fervently paying homage to their antecedents and feverishly shaking their asses.