Resident Advisor's Scores

  • Music
For 467 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 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Voices from the Lake
Lowest review score: 36 Déjà-Vu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 467
467 music reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even though Brighter falls short, in this context it does illustrates that the indie WhoMadeWho infuse their dance with has more funk and attitude than most.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A somewhat stunted, companion piece to their debut, all the more frustrating for their lack of real development.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As you unspool slowly into Aimlessness, you can't help but wish for a more mediating human touch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Stones and Woods is a frustrating body of work, with good ideas poorly realised and arresting moments interrupted by annoying ones.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it might be beautiful to gaze at momentarily, by the end of the record it's treading water.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Caramel is a collection of half-finished songs that force you to fill in the blanks. It's just as frustrating and occasionally enlightening as that sounds.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    You'll have to cherry-pick the best moments from Wonderful Frequency Band, but that's Justus Köhncke. He may bemuse you, but you can never write him off.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ghettoville doesn't sound like the work of a producer who's no longer able to make wondrous music; there's enough craft and intention here to suggest that, for whatever reason, he just didn't this time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's an excellent 12-inch (or two) hidden in Addison Groove Presents James Grieve.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Glow dumbs down Niemerski's music into mass market-ready chunks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Reachy Prints is a bravura performance that lacks bite.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's something so inherently off-kilter about Scruff's kaleidoscopic production that it just doesn't jell with the sound of a human voice being all serious.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A collection of big, bouncy and immaculately produced club tunes, it brings together some fine productions. But it's also a tough record to love.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The whole album sounds like it was mastered from a chewed-up old C90--it's post-chillwave music, busy and glitchy, but as relaxing as a soak in a warm bath.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's nice indeed, but it may leave you craving something a little stronger.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Listening to Imagin is like pulling on a old pair of trainers: comfortable, familiar and, ultimately, rather boring.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Wonder Where We Land pads its vocal tracks with plush instrumentals, morsels of melody that would have been strong points if they weren't so half-baked.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rundell and Goddard are still crafting warm, well-balanced tracks, but the parts that reveal their personalities—namely the lyrics--are often awkward and strangely didactic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Without its academic trappings, Projections starts to grate, with its middle-of-the-road niceness and mood of tepid celebration. With them, it's borderline offensive.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It's all meticulously crafted with a keen ear for mood and emotion, and yet Creatures has trouble moving beyond a pastiche of Castex's record collection.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    If The Mainframe is a film, then it's a Michael Bay blockbuster: slick and engaging but totally adolescent in worldview, its plot tortuous, its characters flimsily drawn, all of it an excuse for a string of eye-popping action set-pieces.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is the very overfamiliarity with those same [80's] tropes that makes TRST an ultimately unsurprising, par for the course listen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's no denying that Iradelphic is Clark's most accessible and friendly work in ages... Unfortunately, comfort is boring.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In its studio form, though, II remains a lukewarm, ambivalent understatement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you come to Foals from an exclusively indie rock perspective, this may blow your tiny mind. But if this is Foals' attempt to infiltrate clubland proper, it falls short.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With By Your Side, Ed Banger and Breakbot seem more and more lost in a Tumblr-tinged display of self-referencing: very now but just not very new.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    EVE
    Eve sounds self-referential, dated and pretty low on ideas.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's appealing stuff, but dig deeper and you'll find there's not much beneath the pristine surface.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even at its biggest, it sounds disappointingly thin.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Where their first album felt like a definitive statement, Natural Selection sounds, as so many second albums do, like a diffuse bunch of half-realised ideas.