Resident Advisor's Scores

  • Music
For 641 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Biokinetics [Reissue]
Lowest review score: 36 Déjà-Vu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 641
641 music reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    U&I
    This new U&I long player is a welcomed return to form and Leila's most gripping work to date.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part, Vibert's approach to drum & bass still sounds unique, although there are some signs that this was produced in the '90s if you're looking for them.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Equal parts rock, hip-hop and experimental, it's one of the most interesting records of the year thus far.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The songs reunited on The Singles should be celebrated by anyone fascinated by the UK's long tradition of tuneful eccentrics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visions is marked by a number of characteristics that make up a broad swathe of forgettable, barely-there music-it sounds distant, cheaply produced, with songs that seem to flutter in and out of earshot rather than command attention-but it's executed with such personality, earnestness, and feeling that it feels so much louder and present than it really is.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A singularly impressive work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hive Mind, follows in the vein of "Ital's Theme" by focusing on warm, softly throbbing textural slides over insistent 4/4 rhythms to forge a kind of day-drifted vagabond music akin to the work of acts like Blondes or The Miracles Club.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Patience is one of Kirby's most consistent and stylistically severe albums in recent memory, mostly solo piano with the occasional vocal thrown in.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is one of the most emotionally powerful synth albums in a time where they seem absolutely dime a dozen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They! Live is a lovely, highly listenable release, flowing effortlessly in a way that most house music albums can only hope for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Demdike fans will have heard a lot of this stuff by now, Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker are still better than just about anybody else in the way that they thread found sound, field recordings, library music and generated sounds and beats... one hell of a package.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ekstasis is brimming with them though [moments that are avant-gard yet instantly accessible] -an album so coherently constructed that it's perhaps more notable for its instants, its moments and sequences, than its full tracks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the hands of artists as confident and unflinching as these three, the scope for discovery and growth becomes infinite. The darkest of gems.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all its referential qualities, this is a record that is confident in its own distinct character.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly coherent record full of vignettes that feel alternately archival, ethnographic and as usual, flickering and ephemeral-glimpses of musicality that flutter away just when you get comfortable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lone hasn't fully reinvented the narrative thread he started with "Pineapple Crush," but he's enriched it with a deeper exploration of his music's other referents, finding new dimensions to a sound that was beginning to feel awfully one-dimensional.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unpatterns is very now, yet by employing key electronic music touchstones it sounds classic as well.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sleek, confident and totally captivating, New Epoch is bound to attract interest and even incite excitement in those who might have thought the 140 BPM form outmoded and uninteresting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quite possibly represents Edgar's most full-blooded work yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those of us undeterred by Halo's vocal approach, Quarantine is an often breathtaking piece of emotive reverie that stands sonically as one of the year's more consistently inviting ambient LPs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It could just be good timing, or that he remains the same ingeniously innovative songwriter, but Club Rez is yet another victory for the young producer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rinse Presents: Brackles is a cohesive, singular statement that finds his sound truly rising to the occasion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For many, it was going to be hard for Tellier to surpass Sexuality's sensuous odyssey. Thankfully, My God Is Blue does at least equal it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Salton Sea feels engineered for eminent listenability.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If such moments [a typically slurring yet splenetic Prefuse 73 contribution or Siriusmo's "Modern Talk,"] constitute the highly enjoyable base level here, then the best moments are staggering.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fetch picks up right where Horizontal Structures left off: von Oswald allowing the group's myriad tones and timbres to bleed out and coagulate.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no doubt you'll hear a lot of records in 2012 that sound like Whispers in the Dark, but you'll rarely hear it done this well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Killer seems to reveal a pattern on Pawlowitz's part, yet it somehow remains every bit as viscerally captivating as his best material, a formula still as cryptic as it ever was.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bring Me the Head Of... will not win Dunn an army of new fans, you are either on his wavelength or you're not. It is, however, among his finest work to date and shows an ever-growing refinement and understanding of his chosen medium.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Adorned with production that's as sympathetic to UK underground dance as it is to modern R&B and classic soul, Devotion is a classy affair that delights in its own refinement yet stays pinned to the earth, a talented singer and songwriter realizing her potential at just the right moment.