No Ripcord's Scores

  • Music
For 1,741 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 Halcyon Digest
Lowest review score: 0 All Things Bright and Beautiful
Score distribution:
1,741 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Attention Please makes them into something more profound: an often puzzling albeit enthralling and super-malleable "fuck you" to the safety of classification.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even when it seems a bit disjointed on close inspection, it's when you take a step back that this album really comes into focus.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And Never Ending Nights may be Willner's most fully realized expression in an already impressive body of work.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though King Of The Beach marks a dramatic step forward in Williams' abilities as a songwriter, he's still the same lonely dude that can't keep his friends, can't get a girl, and can't catch a break. Except it seems like maybe this time he finally has.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s dark and joyous at the same time, fun and epic sounding enough to seem meaningful, despite my inability to make out most of the lyrics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, this may be Sic Alps' best album to date.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it closes with the eerie, smoky gospel influenced Youlagy, you know it’s fantastic and you know you’ve found the most breathtakingly beautiful album this year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For sheer instant appeal, the winner has to be Cyberspace and Reds, which is clearly one of the most bizarre, absurd, and exhilarating records dropped in 2011, while Computers and Blues requires a great deal of thought and introspection before it can be truly valued.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is up there with the best Alice in Chains albums, with each track a conquest of structure and composition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the outset, it is clear that this album is a triumph.... An album of great beauty, potential and emotional involvement.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Small Craft on a Milk Sea was an installation piece in the museum of Brian Eno's career, requiring rapt attention to find meaning, Drums Between the Bells is modern art that immediately captures those witnessing it in a state of aesthetic arrest.
    • 67 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album also crammed full of innovative bleeps and squeaks - if you're familiar with Four Tet you'll know the sort of thing--which add more of a unique selling point which in the end isn't all that necessary, because this is a somewhat dazzling album from some great talents, and it has an abundance of riches.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ten Kens are hook-savvy, brilliantly subtle at change-ups and they really capture your attention without making your ears bleed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not everything dazzles, but it’s truly shocking what does.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a confident, fantastic and ultimately very rewarding record that should be met with an open mind.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With their infectious beats and clear guitars mixed with head-bobbing electronic, New Young Pony Club has what cannot be learned, yet what is one hundred percent necessary for achieving greatness: hubris.