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 Hospice
Lowest review score: 0 Testify
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 628
628 music reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Boxer is another accomplishment for The National; more understated than Alligator, yet just as alluring, and right on target.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you want to get in on the ground floor of something good, then check out Cross and see where Justice leads; with cuts like these, it will certainly not take long until they're all over the place, in commercials, on the radio, and on TV.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A well-rounded and passable product, both old fans and newcomers to They Might Be Giants will like this release.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The clincher is A Place to Bury Strangers' impressive final quarter: almost structured like a minituarist's 'Zen Arcade,' the nasty pyrotechnics show set off first as a statement of intent, followed by the true songs, and then takeoff is achieved in the denouement with true anthems.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Bolstered by the sound of a full band, with Heretic Pride Darnielle has created one of his best releases yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Just shy of a dozen songs, the ensemble of tracks on The Stand Ins is as rich and musically textured as any previous Okkervil River album
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With OH (ohio), Wagner has crafted a soundtrack of specific detail for that lazy mid-morning melancholy that comes to anyone who feels like the world is turning without them. Enjoy it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Clever, catchy, and moody, Maudlin Career is what contemporary pop music should be. It is wholly as satisfying as Campbell is unsatisfied.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    [Palomo's] instincts fill Psychic Chasms with the kind of intangible pleasures that make for a dynamic, lyrical-sounding record and a wholly enjoyable listen in spite of any cynicism towards the fad it encapsulates.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Nothing is hodgepodge about Heartland, and rather than an outlet for the former Final Fantasy's many cool ideas, Owen Pallett presents one outstanding, unified one: all of him at once.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Canadian math whiz and artist formerly known as Manitoba proves he's just as calculated as he is cerebral, crafting music that feels equally clubby, fluid and submerged to back up the ideal album title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Despite all the pomp and circumstance surrounding it (and boasting some admittedly rad cover art) their latest record is consistent in quality with their, er, lesser-selling efforts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Cost is an emotional trip worth taking, one that seems to move further inward in its focus and insight with each track.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    [An] enjoyable, if slightly inconsistent, album.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    At 48 minutes, Icky Thump has enough genre-hopping, rip-roaring tunes to get even the 70s rock purist nodding his head again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This double-album is just as hypnotic, just as overwhelming, and awesome enough to win over a new battalion sleepyheads for the next six years and beyond.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Do You Like Rock Music? is a large, unabashed attempt at greatness, and where other bands might diffuse into a chaotic mess in the process (ahem, Broken Social Scene), British Sea Power remain, skillfully intact.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Funplex, the band's first album since 1992, is loads of fun and totally free of 'plex.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Like it or not, the 1980s are part of who we are and Gonzales' homage to the decade is the closest thing to perfect he's achieved.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If they ultimately self-destruct as they appear to be these days, their legacy is hopefully remembered for self-produced fuzz-rock and sloppy onstage antics. More importantly, hopefully they're remembered.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
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    The XX is for lovers and non-lovers alike, though even its surefire appeal I wouldn't call this a pop album. I would deem it sensual, musical in-out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    On Get Color, though, the frenetic impulses from two years back have been carefully tempered, the percussive backbone more sharply honed and the ear-bleeding textures more cleverly implemented.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The sequel is a graceful transition into more polished product with an emphasis on detail and melody-all while retaining the visceral screech of the debut.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you bought Nouns and wondered what the big deal was, this is your chance to find out. No Age continue to grow as conceptual artists and songwriters, and after a summer of dumbed down garage band shenanigans (cough, Best Coast, cough) it's fun to have something that's both challenging and fun to listen to come out of that scene.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The album's vibrancy and idiosyncratic traits certainly warrant another listen, especially for those willing to let a fanciful mind wander.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Kortedala is a touch shy of a great album because Lekman's ornate tendencies towards full-on kitsch get the best of the still A-level songwriting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Alopecia is a very good, occasionally great record that is just a little bit closer to nailing this hip-hop acid nightmare of a sound than what's come before it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dents and Shells is human in the best and truest kind of way: it is the work of a man, appreciative of feeling and progress, warts and all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crimes is the latest in an evolution that has seen the band complicate their sound without losing any of the confrontational nature or acerbic tone of their previous efforts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Equatorial Stars renews a partnership of a more than historical value.