No Ripcord's Scores

  • Music
For 2,086 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Let England Shake
Lowest review score: 0 Scream
Score distribution:
2086 music reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most spectacular and intense albums the group has released yet.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A favorite for punk album of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They admirably say as little as possible, yet somehow get the message across. It’s an amazing gift in this day and age, when every wanna-be reality star climaxes at the sound of their own voice, to be concise and minimalist, and I have to say I love them for it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It reveals yet another side to this musician, who has continued to pull back layer after layer since she first appeared on the scene.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the album that makes her the comparative standpoint in her own right--suggesting subtly that she may one day be the talismanic songstress for her own generation.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What is clear is that the Arctic Monkeys of 2011 have produced, probably by a significant margin, the best British Rock 'n' Roll album you will hear this year, and on top of that there's the comforting sense that Suck It And See will only age well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album twisted and turned its already discombobulated songs around and around, never letting anyone get comfortable. It showed a more cerebral Spoon than ever before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With some of their catchiest songs yet and Gareth's muse in top form, this album stands among their strongest work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is another huge step forward for a band not afraid to take them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The effect is stark, and intensely compelling. At 17 tracks long, this is a listen that plumbs substantial depths, but in Blake’s world, time ceases to be a constraint.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album is incredibly intriguing and was executed beautifully.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Micah P. Hinson and the Pioneer Saboteurs see the intensity and stark beauty return in full form.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s fair to say if you don’t find anything worthwhile somewhere in this record, you probably just don’t enjoy electronic music.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Neko Case hasn't produced a disappointing solo venture yet, and between "Fox Confessor Brings The Flood" and Middle Cyclone, her recent production is the strongest of her increasingly beautiful catalog.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    St. Vincent's most sonically rich effort to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kozelek’s sixth project under the Sun Kil Moon moniker, Benji, is his most intimate work yet, thoroughly documenting definitive moments that marked his past and continue to haunt his present.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Manipulator stands as Segall’s most intricately woven and patiently developed work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of classification, Japandroids have created something pure, something without pretense and without any concern for how smart or cool they will sound.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The storytelling in Carrie & Lowell is as vivid as its always been, only that the focus is his.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New Leaves may tackle some subtle rites of passage - small in scope but difficult for most men to deal with--but they’re approached with such delicate grace, it’s hard to question that this may be Kinsella’s finest hour yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can imagine, and probably relate, to the monotony and helpless angst that attacks us when we're a certain age, going through certain ritualistic processes of life. So imagine this record as the soundtrack to those feelings, and how liberating, not only that would have felt then, but does feel now.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although For Emma, Forever Ago works best as a concise listen, as each song segues naturally into the next, tracks like 'Blindsided' and 'For Emma' quickly rise as shining standouts.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m gonna go way out on a limb and say that this is their best album yet.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In summation, though, there is not much you could ask for in a Big Star box set that is not included here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While still featuring the repetition and reverb that embodies much of Lennox's work, Tomboy is more divisible, and more accessible for a downloaded generation, or listeners looking to simply dabble their toes.