No Ripcord's Scores

  • Music
For 1,907 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 What's Going On [40th Anniversary Edition]
Lowest review score: 0 F.A.M.E.
Score distribution:
1907 music reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it does manage to do, however, is function as an engagingly visceral work of provocation, on balance interspersing his trademark beauty with enough challenging moments to reward repeated visits, even if listening to it never exactly feels like a pleasurable experience, and maybe that’s enough.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    xx is a fantastically innovative album, and this band is exploring new territory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Daft Punk have done on Random Access Memories could be seen as a methodically curated, musical museum of the future, rather than a conservatory for experimental collaboration.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The music is beautiful, spiritual, intense, fun and, as Lester Bangs once called the Clash, righteous.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each moment on Is Survived By is a hotly tempered emotional assault that leaves no closet-bound skeleton unaccounted for an un-torched.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Suburbs is about a search for home, for a place in the world when the home you knew is gone.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Colour is one of the best albums of 2015 and one of the best dance albums in recent memory, simultaneously a moving homage to London rave culture and a realization of the potential of one of the most exciting and original minds in music today.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it's all said and done, Tesfaye has presided over a mind bending, drug induced tour through an underground world of debauchery that only leaves him hollow. He commands the mood better than artists who have been in the game for years and yet this his first release.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Let England Shake may be Harvey's less vainglorious manifestation, but it is also her most intoxicating. Rather than exposing a personal voice, she exercises her political inquietudes with studied intellectualism.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’d be surprised if the genre can produce anything much better than this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bizarre take on folk, pop and anything else she sees fit is enchanting, joyful and thought provoking; it's everything at once.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Welcome to Mali was one of 2008's hidden gems, so do yourself a favor and go check it out now.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the tracks rarely challenge the listener with bold experimentation or chord progressions that range much beyond major-and-minor resolves, Natalie Prass provides a concise amalgamation of R&B, funk, baroque pop, and soul with a consistent through-line.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Powered by its fluid and seeming invincibility, Mirrored is almost frighteningly cosmic.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few albums are truly perfect though, and Bon Iver is not without its flaw.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's another rock-solid album from one of rap's most consistently great collectives, with no discernable weak spots to attack.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It isn't perfect, its sheer restlessness prevents it from being so, but it will undoubtedly come to be remembered as another masterpiece from possibly the greatest electronic composer to walk the earth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He has come up with a gem of a record, heartfelt and true, that hopefully will get him some of the attention he richly deserves.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the adequate album to write when you’re on a quest to become something, later to realize that you’ve no idea how to carry on fulfilling that need. It’s a transition that Toledo perfectly captures, one that he’s relieved to have outgrown.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After such a wonderful introduction, however, the rest of the album devolves into a strictly hit or miss affair.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s all tons of fun, and is almost guaranteed to cheer you up with its overwhelming chirpiness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a clear warmth and passion in this remaster; if you've yet to let this album grow to be a part of your life, get this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Halcyon Digest goes by like a breeze, and when it's finished there's nothing better to do than play it again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Is Only Noise might occasionally overstay its welcome, but it's mostly an intriguing, excellent listen from a very promising young producer.
    • 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.