No Ripcord's Scores

  • Music
For 1,610 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Sonic Nurse
Lowest review score: 0 Famous First Words
Score distribution:
1,610 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In spite of the album's wilfully hard-to-stomach intensity, [it] will appeal to fans of art music of many different backgrounds.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    House of Balloons is still his finest hour to date, but Echoes of Silence comes damn close to it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In both songwriting craft and execution of recording, The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years is exceptional.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They're taking everything they have at their disposal and mixing it all together, creating something undeniably unique and fantastic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You're probably not going to find another record quite so beautifully produced this year, or quite so warmly inviting, or just quite so full of lovely stuff.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most noticeable difference from his previous work is that the three are symphonic, they have parts, and those parts are distinct, either marked by a certain loop, bass ostinato, drone, or tempo.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And Never Ending Nights may be Willner's most fully realized expression in an already impressive body of work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put simply, it's lovely.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The richest, most dynamic album to the legend's name in decades.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don't think it would be a stretch to say The Men were picking up where The Replacements left off.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rhyton simply play their music, unfettered by the constraints of tradition, structure or expectation, and it's that quality that makes their album such a thrilling experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A favorite for punk album of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you, coming all the way from left field, the best album of 2012 so far.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is eccentric and pulsating to the extreme and you exist within its boundless immortality drawing tirelessly from its muse.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Money Store might be the very definition of acquired taste, and will most likely alienate the vast majority who attempt to give it a spin, but it's undeniably an extraordinary record.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Newcombe has constructed his most level-headed and consistently engaging record since ...And This Is Our Music back in 2003.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Death Deams almost faultlessly conveys the volatility and incomprehensibility of their particular genius. There isn't even one clunker in here, which is a lot to say in a year that's already seen another rock renaissance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A most personal and intimate collection of demos and early takes from George's personal archive of recordings which he left behind
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a confectionery of similarly colored assortments, The Idler Wheel... retrenches most of her past output, whether its wistful balladeering or sultry jazz, as a means of expelling a truly uncharacteristic voice.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly electrifying.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is a melting pot of so many brilliant musical perspectives, which could only be channelled by a band with a gleeful, wide-eyed fascination with the possibilities of their music. And they succeed in their knowing but expertly-delivered goal: to sound like no other band out there.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An album of incredible songs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    America takes you on a long journey across busy city streets and somber countryside and while this expedition may be absolutely overwhelming at times, it's ultimately much worth the trip.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beams builds on the dense, sexy sound of Black City. Great dance music makes you feel like a beautiful Adonis, like an existential god as you jerk your body around to the rhythm.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exceptional piece of psychedelic garage rock that never stays in the same place yet manages to still feel consistent as a whole, making this album a true standout amongst Thee Oh Sees' vast discography.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dum Dum Girls have graduated from a class of reverb junkies to becoming potentially one of the most potent and distinct pop bands of our time. End of Daze is on a separate level of artistic creativity and economy.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most spectacular and intense albums the group has released yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By removing much of their signature distant-sounding vocal filters, grand historical speeches, spacey drones, and tightly knit arrangements, Titus Andronicus has successfully eliminated any sonic barriers that once stood in between the band and their listeners.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This album is incredibly intriguing and was executed beautifully.