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 Push Barman To Open Old Wounds
Lowest review score: 0 Testify
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 628
628 music reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the rare cases of a best-of being an artist's definitive statement, it's not hard to explain that Fela's other albums simply couldn't have fit enough of them to qualify.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So much of Illinois feels magical, however, in much the same way as a large State Fair: there is commotion and wonder as the population is continually enchanted by progress, but to unknown purpose.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Z
    MMJ’s musical palate has radically expanded: the reverb and alt-country trappings remain, but they no longer dominate the band’s aesthetic. In nodding to U2, John McLaughlin, Sunny Day Real Estate, Mercury Rev, The Clash and countless other icons through a holistic approach to the pop canon, James and his band mates refuse to let sonics define them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Throughout Merriweather Post Pavilion the band mixes instrumentation and samples and voices in a way that seems to be an advanced or accelerated development of past triumphs.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Push Barman To Open Old Wounds is a rare species indeed; though all of the songs could be considered “hits,” the album avoids all of the tackiness associated with greatest hits collections.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Destroyer’s Rubies is every bit as marvelous as his landmark Streethawk: A Seduction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Excluding the established Radiohead franchise from consideration of In Rainbows, it is still one of the most compelling recent releases, and should be considered for 2007's Album of the Year in any context.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is incensed, dark with disappointment, and shows a startling new side to Sleater-Kinney; while its intensity makes it one of their best albums to date, it isn’t here to make friends or fans.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole of the album is stunning and unique, and if the thematic gender-bending core of the album makes a few people ideologically shy away, then it’s truly a shame.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This will most likely be the best hip-hop album of the year as well as a contender for best overall album of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a hell of a record.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The strength of Person Pitch is that it really doesn't matter what label might be affixed to it; quite simply, it is a gorgeous album from beginning to end.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the finest pieces of pop music to drop this decade.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Perfect it may not be, but as perfect as possible it might, and Let's Stay Friends certainly has more than enough fervor to make it one of the more refreshing punk purist releases since Fugazi laid down a baker's dozen of songs in the last century.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    xx
    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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Neon Bible may be a bold departure from the beloved Funeral, but the divergence is as inspired as the music itself.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Perhaps taking a cue from another seminal band, Talking Heads, The Suburbs is a more restrained, tempered affair. Yet the beat of their bleeding heart still remains...
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kala is only received as a political record if you listen up properly. The music itself no longer asserts itself like a militia; it's too calm and more scattered.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cleaned up, stripped down, and melding dance music seamlessly with post-punk, Sound Of Silver is as solid as a dance album can get.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the Flaming Lips mated with Marilyn Manson and ate Underworld for breakfast, the end result might sound something like Battles' debut album, Mirrored.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    How I Got Over is also the Roots' best listening experience since Things Fall Apart over ten years ago (a rap eternity).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn’t just Almost Killed Me 2, it’s an exploration of what lies beyond that initial surface – and the truth ain’t pretty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Thunder, Lightning, Strike is simply amazing. It is filled with boundless, glorious noise, sewing together flamboyance, quirkiness, sturdy sampling, and a well-traveled feel that can take you anywhere you want to go.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Only Deerhunter makes echoes without egos, grounding even Bradford Cox's most wayward divergences in an all-encompassing blend of simple rock stylings.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every song here, on both discs, is interesting and amazingly well-crafted.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard not to stare in open-mouthed amazement at the sheer brilliance of Black Sheep Boy, though you're trying to clinically dissect all the elements that make it so.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Neither the songs’ structures nor their lyrics offer rich rewards after close listening and dissection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Boxer is another accomplishment for The National; more understated than Alligator, yet just as alluring, and right on target.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bar has been raised for 2005.