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 4.8 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its elegant simplicity, Spelled in Bones may not be concerned with being an epic, but it unwittingly becomes one; it is an album capable of stirring something greater within its audience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is clear Holopaw know how to unearth beauty when grounded in the harshness of reality; they also have the wisdom to leave the indisputably beautiful moments just as they found them: ready and able to elevate the soul.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like any good instrumental album, Maritime does its job in providing a getaway.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than the sound, the words of Bright Ideas are especially important; they are not particularly eloquent, but they are representative something larger: each clumsy, unsure expression desperately needs to be said.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the best tracks are the most uneasy and strung-out - like when bearing the deranged, astral colors of the Of Montreal kin, “Marry Me” or relishing the fabulous debauchery of the Pixieish devil’s waltz, “My Wicked Wicked Ways” - it can never be denied how honestly happy Lopez sounds on Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Noah’s Ark is a distant album - one that outgrows a few fast friends made on Le Maison de Mon Reve and depends on those truly willing to listen. It is a record designed to make believers out of its fans, and is certainly not for the faint-spirited or fickle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gone from Odditorium Or Warlords Of Mars are the long periods of monotony that turned Welcome To The Monkey House and The Dandy Warhols Come Down into sonic quicksand. Instead, when the Dandies come to forks in the road, their arrangements wander off into uncharted territory that’s worth exploring.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Set Free gives 2001’s Know by Heart - critically acclaimed and widely regarded as Amanset’s masterpiece - a serious run for its money.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is the closest you’ll get to The Bends in 2005.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Feels like being caught up in a creative whirlwind; every song at some point grants you the position of the fly on the wall - being privy to a group of people just chilling out, making music and living the good life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is certainly fun discovering each new twist and turn on One Way, It’s Every Way, and Clue to Kalo have created a great album to get lost in.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Her ability to draw out more and more truth with each album is indisputable, and on The Greatest, she reaches a golden landmark of self-assurance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s Interpol drinking with the Stratford 4 while doing their best Catherine Wheel impression.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Be forewarned: Donuts can be a frustrating tease when the average instrumental clocks in around the one-minute mark. But for those who hold a true appreciation for Dilla and his avoidance of predictable sounds and mainstream beats, Donuts will sound right on track.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not an album for a sunny day, What the Toll Tells can seem gloomy and filled with shadows.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a primer on The Greenhornes, Sewed Soles works best.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fab Four Suture is a solid, satisfying listen front to back.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its precision in sound and spirit can’t be denied; Under A Billion Suns is a triumphant, wild mess.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coxon clearly shows a mastery that comes from experience, and when he hits his groove it’s infectious.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is rousing pop distilled down to its molecular structure, executed with confidence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You In Reverse is equal parts subtlety and over self-indulgence, and its problems lie with the latter. More often than not, the stretched out jams seems to take up space rather than move the songs forward.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although an amateur sound bleeds through all the songs on Skeleton it is obvious that this group of Danes take themselves seriously. It is that seriousness that makes this album so enjoyable, as it affords the band a certain degree of confidence in their quirkiness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Catastrophe Keeps Us Together is the most Rainer Maria has sounded like themselves since the Atlantic EP and is more daring than we could have hoped.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it starts a bit slowly, Aloha’s fourth proper album is filled with signature pieces that are stunningly relentless.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for music to make heartfelt love or fall asleep to, this here’s your record.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout, Cee-Lo’s crazed Muddy Waters-meets-Al Jarreau tenor drools soul and exudes liquid-nitrogen cool.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now then, aside from all that, "After the Garden" and "Families" are right up there with "Rockin in the Free World" for displays of board-stomping bravado, which is of course much less the goal here than raising awareness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a long time fan of the Danielson Famile... Ships will not disappoint.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Son
    A grand experiment in vocal manipulation, Son makes Bjork’s Medulla seem like child’s play.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dusk and Summer’s over-the-topness is relentless – most any second-banana Blink 182-er would sell an expendable internal organ to use one of these songs as a set-closer.