No Ripcord's Scores

  • Music
For 1,651 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Cripple Crow
Lowest review score: 0 Scream
Score distribution:
1,651 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
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    Sonic Nurse could be the best guitar rock album since, well, Murray St.
    • 82 Metascore
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    I can’t recommend this album strongly enough.
    • 83 Metascore
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    There is a monumental feeling of strength and courage in their music that is impossible to deny.
    • 69 Metascore
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    From the outset, it is clear that this album is a triumph.... An album of great beauty, potential and emotional involvement.
    • 74 Metascore
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    It takes an album like Pretty in Black to make you realise the life affirming power of great pop music.
    • 78 Metascore
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    One of the best rock albums of the past twenty-five years.
    • 79 Metascore
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    This album is nothing short of a miracle.
    • 87 Metascore
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    The music is beautiful, spiritual, intense, fun and, as Lester Bangs once called the Clash, righteous.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you’ve yearned for a band that takes that dramatic indie-rock template but injects a bit of post-rock drama into it, then boy, have you ever come to the right place.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Strawberry Jam, 2007’s strongest album so far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It And She Is It And It Is It And That Is That, down to its mouthful of a title, is a fearless album, brought to fruition by a desire to push boundaries and explore sound.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Saint Dymphna is truly Gang Gang Dance and no-one else and for that they should be applauded; creating and defining your own sound is a challenge these days that many bands prefer to shirk.
    • 89 Metascore
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    MPP had aura to burn long before most of us heard it, but now those of us who have heard it and do love it know that this music will not be content to stand idle on the margins of tuneless hype. Time may very well lend Merriweather Post Pavilion a legend extraordinary enough to faithfully capture its myriad treasures.
    • 76 Metascore
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    It’s a record that takes a little patience and a little effort but when given the proper attention it will become like that one album from when you were young that just won’t leave your iPod.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Now We Can See is very much a record about vision, death, disease, perspective, and, er, turning into a fish (?) but its great expressive anchor is the elated desperation that gives punk both its wickedness and its promise.
    • 82 Metascore
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    The Horrors instead set out to redefine the band and its purpose, their second album an exciting result.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Ultimately, this is what more bands should be striving to achieve: to thrill us, inspire us and confuse us - often all at the same time; to utiliize technology for the betterment of the whole rather than for technologies sake; and to allow multiple talents to merge and shine without a sense of the intrusion of personal ego.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Have One On Me is so enrapturing, so imaginative and so delicate, that it feels safe to say that in five or ten years time, you’ll go back to it and discover brand new things--whether they be the meaning of a song you’d never fathomed before or a simple amuse-bouche of a beautifully constructed oboe phrase.
    • 77 Metascore
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    The whole thing works beautifully, more with each listen.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Titus Andronicus have created an album that will grip the listener, carry them along on a tide of spit and blood and youthful aggression, and leave them dazed and exhausted at the end, with no other option but to start the record all over again.
    • 84 Metascore
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    This Is Happening is looking back on a life well lived and well learned, the final cap on a perfect career.
    • 83 Metascore
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    My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky is an advance for Swans, and Gira comes across as less of an eccentric noise-generator, and more of a presence that requires our attention.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Halcyon Digest goes by like a breeze, and when it's finished there's nothing better to do than play it again.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Most of all, I'd like to list Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light: 1 amongst the ever-expanding and illustrious list of rock n' roll's most important albums.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Let England Shake may be Harvey's less vainglorious manifestation, but it is also her most intoxicating. Rather than exposing a personal voice, she exercises her political inquietudes with studied intellectualism.
    • 100 Metascore
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    What's Going On is not only a remarkable album, but an opportunity to discover a seminal artist at the peak of his powers; an insight into a true modern genius of pop music.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Ultimately, what it all boils down to is that, as much as an album can be, it's pretty damn close to being flawless; not only matching the quality of The Reminder but actually bettering it.
    • 89 Metascore
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    The album is amazing. The reissue is amazing. The band is amazing.
    • 96 Metascore
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    The SMiLE Sessions is a superior version, its sound undeniably belonging to its era and the true brilliance of Wilson's compositions seeming to shine a tad truer.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Overall, this album contains some of the most original and hypnotically brilliant rock music ever recorded.