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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is deceptively simple, back-to-basics rock music that no honest American can help but enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When you boil Real Gone down to its tracks, you’ll keep finding more reasons to love this man – more than anything, you can sense his easy grin.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Raw beats, sick rhymes, nothing obvious or tired.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A blueprint for where hip hop should be headed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aha Shake Heartbreak surpasses the previous record by leaps and bounds; it is a triumph over the dreaded sophomore slump as much as it is a worthy feat in and of itself.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Outside, Closer dwells in cheerless minimalism it is a joy to listen to.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Texture and detail separte M. Ward from other solo singer-guitarists, but his general songwriting formula is what gets him to the peak of exceptional list in the first place.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Woman King is a brief and yet satisfying taste for what Iron & Wine is all about.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album has a mood that runs throughout, unfolding from nothing into something extraordinary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Set Yourself on Fire is a release of unexpected dimensions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It makes a stunning case for a silent nod of the head: sometimes it’s good enough to enjoy an album, taking it take it all in as it comes, without attempting to articulate its majesty.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superbly imaginative for someone still considered a "lad."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One must realize that this album was created to be fresh but not necessarily edgy. The difference means that the effort is intended to be highly enjoyable but not breakthrough material.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They are not so much copycats as they are skilled apprentices.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Neatly cut and effortless in its melodic simplicity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This will definitely please the archivist fan of Cave and the Bad Seeds and intrigue everyone else. [Avg of grades of 7, 8, and 9 for the three discs.]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first three-quarters of Beauty and the Beat stands as something to be admired.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a way, re-releasing brand new material automatically canonizes it. You Are the Quarry received moderate praise, but listening to Live at Earls Court, you’d think his latest songs were some of his best, sitting comfortably next to Smiths classics like “Big Mouth Strikes Again.”
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It wouldn't be inconceivable to describe 13 & God as the predictable outcome of a Notwist/Themselves collaboration, but, considering the degree of originality demonstrated, this is by no means a shortcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is it, folks - this is the Go-Betweens album you’ve been waiting since the joyous news of their reunion. Oceans Apart captures the lushness of their earlier works, the separate-yet-complementary songwriting beauty of Forster and McLennan and their ability to paint the doldrums in charming pastels.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nearly every song comes off as unassuming in its rightful place. Each track has a designed role, and for that reason you won’t need to use the skip button.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a record whose smirk is as intoxicating as its smile, or one that proves that pop doesn’t have to be straight-laced to be delectable, Laughter’s Fifth should be sly enough to sneak its way into your favor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Further Adventures of Lord Quas is a record that can satisfy the cult fan just as it will sate anyone who has an open mind to music that creates its own barriers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Less accessible than its eponymous predecessor, it creates a darker, less cartoonish world where hip-hop, brit-rock, electronica and Dennis Hopper monologues all seem perfectly at home.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crimson may not be AK3s best album, but it’s a welcome, mature effort from one of Vagrant’s best bands.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there isn't much variation in instrumentation or sound, the impeccable, thought-provoking lyrics more than make up for it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Certain Trigger is a strong release from its opener on, though it has noticeable shifts in momentum, with a second, rousing tour de force in its closing tracks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is immediately more slanted than their standard fare - incorporating electronic elements and seething mystery at times - but it still sounds like Teenage Fanclub, which is, on all counts, a thoroughly good thing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kidnapped by Neptune... finds an exponential increase in her reach while still relying on some of her time-tested tricks; the results are wryly melodic and never ever boring.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It sounds a whole lot like you’d expect the new Xiu Xiu album to sound.