No Ripcord's Scores

  • Music
For 1,672 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 Lost Riots
Lowest review score: 0 Gary Go
Score distribution:
1,672 music reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of what the future holds for Led Zeppelin, the record shows that this single concert in the O2 Arena certainly was a celebration day for all.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Odds is excellent, because the odds are never against him.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elverum has created an album that demands your time and attention, not to mention any memories you may be willing to part with.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the group’s apathetic demeanor, it makes you wonder if each track on You’re Nothing’s sublime dirge is a result of those fleeting moments of carnal ecstasy, as it’s hard not to get lost in the beaten and bruised squalor Iceage expels on their grittiest--and best--album yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The entire subject seems to be instinct, a bombardment from Friel’s own psyche, expressed in a way that words could never do. Being therefore, indescribable. But nevertheless astonishingly glorious.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a debut album from a gal who can’t even legally rent a car by herself, this is very impressive. She attracts to a wide audience, displays restraint and obscurity at appropriate times.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A focused, yet relaxed, song-writing atmosphere has resulted in something completely sophisticated yet entirely effortless, and genuinely warm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s an album of perpetual fruition, payoff meeting payoff with gratifying speed and the rush of riff-borne frenzy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If nothing else can be said about The Terror, it at least represents the culmination of all of The Flaming Lips’ oddball experiments and elongated, anti-sonorous jams into a single, abrasively beautiful cacophony.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a beautiful, at times tragic album, a versatile hodge-podge of creativity and ambition whose influences are nearly undetectable (this critic hears Bjork and D’Angelo most apparently) and with nary a false note.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cruise Your Illusion doesn't disappoint; what the Washington four-piece have accomplished is as authentic as the influences that ooze from its fuzz, and warmer than an Arabian armpit.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor quibbles aside (Set Me Free is a little over-wrought and clichéd), True Romance is a simply stunning record.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can’t necessarily call this new music, but it works because it doesn’t sound vintage, nor does it completely owe itself to any bygone era of “remember when?”.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    X’ed Out is unmarred by any narcissistic disposition, or pretentious or elitist demeanor, but it makes no creative sacrifice. Bravo.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, Monomania is arguably their most imposing, and by far their most courageous, proving that Deerhunter have a frontman who’s willing to open up his soul to fit the demands of the stage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Vampires of the City is nothing short of a pop music achievement, a standout album in a year full of standout albums.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are two primary things that make Once I Was An Eagle take flight: Lyrics and progression, which together make the album intelligent, confident, and, perhaps most importantly, recursive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This mind-expanding record will inspire a more inexpressible connection: you will carve your own niche within its deep and absorbing textures, and you will find new things upon every listen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ...Like Clockwork is easily the best release from the band since Songs for the Deaf.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is up there with the best Alice in Chains albums, with each track a conquest of structure and composition.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tomorrow’s Harvest, the duo’s latest, is a perfect reminder of how well these two can bring their unique aesthetic to life through music.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sunbather needs not to be judged as black metal, post metal, or any other subgenre, but simply as heavy music--loud, visceral, beautiful heavy music.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drenge’s debut is excellent, and it will no doubt have you appropriately ‘drenged’.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That they somehow manage to fit together to seemingly describe an entire world makes Engravings something of a minor (key) marvel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On this, her latest and most emotionally charged album, she's managed to create a painful outpouring of honesty, one that strikes that coveted balance of both melodic and lyrical expression; her message is equally powerful from each direction.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Janelle Monáe has not simply lived up to our expectations here; she has shattered them, delivering a confident, creative, and enormously entertaining record that marginally betters her sublime debut.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dream River is probably as evocative a record as Callahan has ever made, and that really is saying a great deal when considering his extensive back catalog.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Old
    Old is all about developing the character of one very conflicted dude, and to me that’s its crowning achievement; it’s not his “split personalities” as much as the inner turmoils that fizz around within any complex character, but which you hardly ever hear so convincingly captured on a single record.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By drawing on atypical influences and wearing her disillusioned heart on her sleeve, Sky Ferreira has made the pop album of the year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Floating gracefully, and guided by a stylish demigod of his own imagining, he glides atop the current of the zeitgeist as globalized and immediately accessible as the modern urban hub he calls home.