No Ripcord's Scores

  • Music
For 1,674 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% 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 Famous First Words
Score distribution:
1,674 music reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Seer is 30 years' worth of effort, a unique and exciting height earned after decades of creation, experimentation and unconventional musical disassembly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Throughout its running time, Pale Green Ghosts sees Grant ably balance a sense of humour with quietly devastating content.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
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    This is perfection from a band at the absolute top of their game, but this by no means implies that they’ve peaked.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An album whose imagination is fortified and enlivened by the limitlessness of punk rock and musical experimentation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ta Det Lugnt is that rare joy, a work of art that both demands and rewards your attention.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In keeping it complex, shy and out of the ordinary, Broder has accomplished a composition of delicate and post-modern-day-genius proportions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We hear a lot of different sounds, but are never left in any doubt that they flow together with such fire and skill that you feel they could knock out a freeform jazz number and still sound like the same band.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It Still Moves is the kind of album that can inspire both wonder and respect in equal measures.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone with any vague taste in good music needs to own this album, right now.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Largely magnificent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Make no mistake: it may be a good two decades late, but ONoffON is the follow-up that Vs. has always cried out for. And as a result, it’s one of the finest records I’ve heard all year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record that is rich, varied and a little crackers as well, Lovers will certainly stand as one of the best debut albums of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A glorious triumph.... The Decemberists deserve to become your new favourite band.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Unicorns’ Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? defines indie-pop, laden with hooks boasting a charmingly lo-fi sound devoid of pretensions and true to whatever whimsy their muse has stricken them with.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, M83 have created an ethereal electronic masterpiece, and one which, thankfully, doesn't sound like a relic from the Warp Records back catalogue.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only are the songs uniformly excellent, they also show a mastery of the art of controlled dynamics, of tension and release, that most young bands ignore to pursue the catharsis of sustained intensity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The reason The Futureheads is so good is because, quite simply, the music is simply stunning.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Contains some of his most memorable moments to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best album of the year so far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stunningly good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This will surely be counted as one of the most remarkable, individual, and adorable albums of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intellectual without being snotty, encyclopaedic yet accessible, it takes the seemingly stalled electro model and kick-starts it into outer space.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dignity and Shame is just another day in the world-weary lovelorn characters that Bachmann has so vividly brought to life for the past five years with his Crooked Fingers entourage.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wind in the Wires is a beautifully executed album that has everything: pace, panache, and clean sentiment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sensitive enough to charm you, yet with songs hard enough and strong enough to keep you from getting bored, Silent Alarm is already a strong contender for debut album of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    British Sea Power are not only the best band around, they’re also the best songwriters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rather than a credible follow-up, it’s another great album in its own right.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Face the Truth is probably the most eclectic of all Malkmus’s work. There are elements of every Pavement album in amongst the tracks, with familiar noodly guitar intros, shouty, jaunty refrains and languid deadpan-rap segments.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can tell that you are dubious, but I can assure you, gentle listener – these are the goods.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These are adventurous pop songs with intricate arrangements and sophisticated chord structures.