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 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Twin Cinema
Lowest review score: 0 Testify
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 628
628 music reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even the songs that rise above the simple looped-beat formula don’t have much to offer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dangerous Dreams is a passable album that never achieves greatness, nor does it fail miserably, rather residing with the mundane.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Secret Migration has the power to cast a spell over you with its dreamy, wraithlike keyboards. Many won't fall for it, though, and will undoubtedly find them too melodramatic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Familiarity can be a good thing, but The Stands get plain fresh, crossing the line between feeling safe and feeling violated.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is a feeling of being sucked into a mid-90s vortex here.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everything goes smoothly on In the Clear, with no real highs or lows, so to speak, and as such it unrolls without much fanfare or energy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some songs are worth a listen, but the overall package sounds and feels redundant and, putting myself at the mercy of =W= fans everywhere, renders itself irrelevant.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We know in their perfect pop moments, Fountains of Wayne can be inspiring, but Out-of-State Plates proves that in imperfection, they can wear even the most admiring fans out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Most of these tracks can be found on the Internet in their original Iron & Wine incarnations, and all but one sounds 100% better that way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Decent and decadent, Good Apollo is still ultimately the least of the band’s 3 full lengths. It continues the band’s tradition for experimentation, with melodies breaking through the chaos but it is less successful and equally disappointing with no new tricks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem is simply that Gang of Four got Entertainment! right the first time, whether they like it or not.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a Cape and a Cane feels more like it was made by a band of salty old musicians hoping to revive a past success instead of a sophomore album.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For devote metal heads, Early Man may represent a renaissance of the original, pure metal sound that started it all. For everyone else, Closing In will be received as a retro novelty rather than a serious musical accomplishment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Once through, we realize Ideal Lives does not feel unified, which is exactly what makes it so interesting but also so difficult to fully embrace.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cash grab? Perhaps. Phoning it in? Maybe. Or maybe it’s their attempt to open up to a new crowd - but whatever it is it’s better left as an experiment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fail[s] to constantly engage the listener.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As gorgeous as Sleepy’s voice can be, lyrically the album is lacking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Skipping over a few songs, such as "When Butterflies Leave" and "Whispers From A Spiritual Garden" — because who wants to hear spiritual babbling when Islam can sing so diatonically correct — the album flourishes into a masterpiece of sincerity to its core.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For every hit, there exists a miss.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They can't be accused of not making spirited music, but Northern State are still looking for the right words to express their sensible worldview.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Collective's aspirations come off as bland and blurry, as if aspiration alone was the sole goal for this jam, spread out over three quarters of an hour.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That Fasciinatiion isn't a revelatory departure is not to say that it is completely without merit. It is, however, undeniably lacking an air of excitement.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its faults, Morning Tide will no doubt satisfy fans of crafty pop and have them dancing and singing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately at this point, the songs that I'm most attracted to are still the slower, more intuitive weepers showcasing Vedder's voice, and alas, such simplicity is scarce on Backspacer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For some reason, the band seemed to strip things down on this album, as the tracks are less sophisticated and experimental than on previous works, (which is fine for most bands, but for ones that aspire to keep their crown at the forefront of indie-pop, just not going to cut it).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Earlier pieces that amused or excited the listener have given way to more approachable sounds constantly on the verge of blending in completely. While seldom bad and almost wholly listenable, Vapours proves to be a bland disappointment from a group of usually creative musicians.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    At times the running-on-fumes punk benefits The Monitor's overall sound. But the problem is that the songs that surround the defined centerpieces sound undeveloped or just plain fall flat, particularly early on when we hear about a supposed hero covered in excrement and piss as a dramatic plot-point.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Once Upon A Time is simply derivative, a rehash of the band itself.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overly polished and far too artificial.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Although they do show some potential, the Capitol Years do not rightfully deserve the hype they are getting.