No Ripcord's Scores

  • Music
For 1,755 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 The Seer
Lowest review score: 0 All Things Bright and Beautiful
Score distribution:
1,755 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Staples has so much to say in Summertime '06 that it’d be impossible to fully dissect in one listen, and his ingenious phrasing makes for a constantly amusing variety of vignettes. A record is only as good as the music that accompanies, though, and collaborative producer No I.D. delivers in spades and then some.
    • 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
    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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    jj have crafted a truly fascinating album and one of the best hidden gems this year
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These are essentially songs of innocence and experience tinctured by world-weariness simultaneously infused with an earnest lack of guile. A brief criticism would be: a little more sound and a little less fury, please Will.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s music that will soundtrack those peculiar moments where you really pay attention, free of distractions. This is music to spend time with and worth making time for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shields is undeniably tuneful, and you could even say that it's the perfect record to build that swelling momentum, but it's also detached and emotionally destitute.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LP1
    All those flinching sounds can surely give some fatigue after a while, but does it matter when it’s so good at instant gratification.