Resident Advisor's Scores

  • Music
For 454 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Syro
Lowest review score: 36 Déjà-Vu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 454
454 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Feel It Break feels a bit front-loaded: its second half sags a bit with more ballad-oriented material, but closes on a strong note with "The Beast."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perhaps most frustratingly, Scintilli doesn't have as much of a sense of continuum as the aforementioned trilogy--which is something that any good album should have.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The inherent structural flaws of any given remix album also plague TKOL RMX--a lack of consistency, flow or narrative.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If there is one main flaw you could attach to Rapprocher, it's how Harper sticks so slavishly to the template laid out by her dance pop mentors.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Audio, Video, Disco may not be as clever and as original as Justice think it is, but it definitely isn't as terrible as everyone else would want you to believe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an unadventurous but pleasant effort from a talented artist who used to make everyone else look boring.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tropics' debut album stands its ground as a promising start for an artist still figuring out exactly what he wants to say.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hotel Amour doesn't cover new sonic ground.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It never fully sounds laid back, as if the producer is unwilling to let his sounds run as rampant or give into the funk quite like his Californian counterparts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MST
    The fundamental problem with Mst is not that it sounds like someone else, but that these ten tracks rarely match the profound emotional gravitas of that significant other.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Predicting Machine sounds more like a homage to various styles, from the naive, exploratory ambient works of Radioactivity-era Kraftwerk ("Radio Channel"), to the whimsical homespun techno of label-mate Superpitcher ("Orbiter").
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Movement, then, is more a proof of concept than a fully fleshed-out thought, though Herndon brings enough passion to her sound to suggest one is coming.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Orbits is a tighter record, its joints are still too weak to hold it all up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's unclear if Elements of Light represents an evolutionary mark for the producer or a one-off exercise inspired by a summer's day in Oslo, but as an effort at minimalism, it's a modest success at best.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wraetlic has the lingering feeling of prematurity, offering snatches of brilliance too easily snuffed out by its own tendency to hide its features in the dark.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though far from the full-on dance album Yorke's DJ gigs and 50 Weapons single had presaged, Amok does feel like a collection of tracks, not songs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As ever, there are great songs here, underpinned by sharp, imaginative production.... The problem is that Lidell doesn't go far enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While McIlwain is operating within more rigid structures, another hangover from his ambient productions is that he can sometimes sound a bit directionless.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Considering the odds, it shows an animated and still vigorous trio worthy of its semi-legendary status.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too often, Letherette is synthetic and manufactured, but in those slower, stranger moments it feels like the real deal.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too much of the album feels restrained, unable to truly revel in the bliss of melody.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Homogenous and slightly predictable, Panorama Bar 05 is not Steffi at her most adventurous.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So while Cold Spring is in many ways a massive leap forward for Mount Kimbie, it's also the sort of transitional album you might expect from a group with a knockout debut.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    DVA
    Though it's often lost in the overwrought emotions of Dva, her gift for sound remains even when she overshoots the mark.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are many occasions on Modern Worship when the surging synths sweep you along with the force of a dopamine rush, but there are a few others when you're left with a nagging sense that Hyetal could take things that little bit further.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As nice and welcoming as Getting Closer is, it'll never challenge you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The end result sounds like a shameful karaoke. Nonetheless, fans of Miss Kittin should still give Calling From The Stars a go, as it remains her most accomplished solo release to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    His fans might find this fascinating. For anyone else, there are better entry points into Jonson's catalogue.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Copeland is an accomplished collage artist adept at combining the highbrow and the trashy, but when the individual bits are laid out on their own they can seem a bit throwaway.