No Ripcord's Scores

  • Music
For 1,733 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 Halcyon Digest
Lowest review score: 0 All Things Bright and Beautiful
Score distribution:
1,733 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tres Cosas does then what all good third albums should do – it takes the best bits from her earlier works, perfects the model, and then goes a little bit further.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is absolutely no doubt that this is an important album.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A work of art, slightly rough around the edges and a little makeshift, but tremendously beautiful all the same.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, it's another great GBV album that continues to spotlight the Pollard's staggering work of genius.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is not for all tastes. Slow, broody, experimental.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Faking the Books... is to Tridecoder and Scary World Theory as OK Computer was to The Bends – a quantum evolutionary leap that, taken consecutively, quite takes your breath away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Kiss and Tell doesn’t quite match the dizzy heights of its major influences, it is without a doubt Sahara Hotnights’ finest album to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the weak finish, Chutes Too Narrow is still a fantastic next step for the Shins, building on the wildly successful formula of Oh, Inverted World, while still managing to push their sound in new directions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But, and here's the catch, at times the arrangements just don't cut it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bold, brave, and beautiful record.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bits of Medulla sound similar to Vespertine, but there’s a marked distinction in the means of delivery and enough change to keep things interesting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Satanic Panic in the Attic is unlikely to make significant waves outside of Elephant 6 and indie-pop circles, those lucky enough to hear it (and persist with it) will find very little to complain about.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s all tons of fun, and is almost guaranteed to cheer you up with its overwhelming chirpiness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like 2003’s Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, Before the Dawn is commendable for its almost obsessive attention to detail that has produced a collection of gorgeously layered and dense songs without ever sounding laboured.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Outside Closer weaves an oddly distinctive set of roundelays between the Air-like poppiness and cheery melancholia of the negatives and the Massive Attack jams with The Clash in Reykjavik melancholia of winter 72, concluding with two of the most depressing songs I’ve ever heard.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the year’s first great summer album.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What makes M.I.A. so good is her simplicity. Not quite electro-clash, not quite hip-hop, not quite grime, she's a world onto herself with little more than a groovebox and her voice to sustain her.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Your] chances of finding a more assured and promising debut this year are pretty slim.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their best full length yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's such an embarrassment of riches in Lost and Safe.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolute beauty of an album.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s so much here to enjoy, we can tolerate the occasional lyrical overreach.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The White Stripes continue to surprise and entertain simultaneously.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As usual the songs are superbly crafted, and very well-executed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing ground-breaking, but an all-round good proposition.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Endearingly sorrowful without descending into outright misery, Leaders Of The Free World is exactly what we the listeners should expect from a band's third album.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Z
    An album you should definitely own, and a band you should definitely watch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The great achievement of Feels is that it throws everything at every track yet never loses sight of the tunes themselves.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s definitely going to be divisive, this album – there are some who simply won’t welcome this definitive stride away from the electronic psychedelia that’s been the Boards’ purlieu for so long.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reminiscent without sounding derivative, this is another fine effort from Tan.