Resident Advisor's Scores

  • Music
For 374 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Voices from the Lake
Lowest review score: 40 By Your Side
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 374
374 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While, in a sense, Room(s) is by definition an amalgamation of most of the trends and ideas floating around in the electronic music sphere at the moment, it sounds like nothing else, and its execution is so cutthroat and streamlined that it's nearly flawless.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With nothing more at their disposal than techno's characteristically sparing palette, Dozzy and Neel have built something so rich that it has the feeling of a feature presentation.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Biokinetics has aged so well that it could easily pass for a new album. The production level is exceptional by today's standards, and it has more teeth than much of the music it inspired, especially contemporary dub techno, most of which sounds vanilla by comparison.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A standout record in an already peerless discography.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's another triumph for Friends of Friends, and it's a breakthrough for a young producer finally emerging with an individual and inventive style previously only hinted at.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is quite possibly his most stirring and accomplished work to date.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bronsert and Szary rarely break the mould here but it's instead one of the most accessible and effortlessly enjoyable dance music albums of the year.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The album is incredibly rich from beginning to end, and totally unpredictable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As the dubstep/bass music continuum continues to splinter, recombine and reinvigorate itself ... Sepalcure seems to string all of these timbres and sub-sub-genres into a physically and emotionally bewitching take on post-everything dance music.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is difficult to pick any more jewels off this dance floor diadem, making the most as it does of the long player context.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magnificently re-mastered... an exemplary introduction to the duo.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    rje had another ace up his sleeve: It's the Arps, a glistening modern disco EP that, at the risk of splitting hairs, is probably his finest yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fin
    Without a doubt an early contender for electronic album of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like the phantom motion you feel laying in bed after long hours in transit, Themes for an Imaginary Film is bound to stick with you, drawing you in deeper with each turn of the ignition.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's almost certainly the producer's most ambitious and most vital work since Untrue.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another excellent long player to savor from Monolake.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    R.I.P. is the most enveloping and fully developed of his cultivated soundworlds yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In some ways it's arguably dubstep's first concept album, an expansive and visionary "what if," a dreamscape of a post-globalization, collapsed multicultural society where cultures collide uncontrollably.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reform Club is full of conventional beauty; protracted strings and pads which soar, pulse, float or shimmer on a dub-tinged substrate.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Jester is one of the most accomplished noise albums of the last several years. Excellent are the chances that it will go down as one of his very finest works.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's so much blood and soul poured into Music for the Quiet Hour that it almost feels effortless. Along with the fascinatingly fragmented Drawbar Organ EPs, the box set presents what's either a closing chapter or a new beginning in the career of one of electronic music's most luminous illuminati.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of the most engaging and gripping techno albums of the year anyway.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its intrepid nonconformity, masterfully undercooked programming and swagger, it's hard not to view Transsektoral as anything other than a resounding success.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It feels like a miniaturized epic, and it sees Mendez touch on all the established hallmarks of his already renowned sound, embellishing it here and there with grandiose flourishes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though he's had plenty of strong releases in the past, this one has the inspired feeling of an artist truly finding his footing--a breakthrough, in other words.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not often one comes across an album that is somehow both more evolved and primitive than its predecessor, yet it's a trick Container has pulled-off with LP.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is a record that's sensually stark, with not one extraneous moment marking its naked contours.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The appeal of this LP lies in the adroit splicing of this aesthetic with that of dance floor techno, a combination which has the potential to be horrifically stale, sterile, smug—but ends up being anything but.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is bone-chillingly gorgeous, right down to the feverish burst of pop strings that accompanies the final choruses.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They massage the album's plentiful organic charges into a sonic puzzle with an almost symphonic reach, one that's as challenging, bounteous, and ultimately unknowable as anything you'll hear this year.