Resident Advisor's Scores

  • Music
For 365 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 2.3 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 Awake
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 365
365 music reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Loud City Song is her most broadly scoped and epic album to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surely Saginaw's most confident work yet, No Better Time Than Now shows a young artist maturing with the grace of a seasoned musician.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ikonika has delivered one of 2013's definitive summer albums. It's time to get happy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Jazz Records is a label worth knowing. As far as introductions go, you could do worse than a tribute mix by Theo Parrish.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a jingle writer whose album is almost relentlessly upbeat, his music can cut surprisingly close to the bone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-considered and promising debut album, one that knows just when to stop and breathe before breaking another sweat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trumpets, drums, vocals, violins, flutes, saxophones and cellos make for a much fuller, richer and more authentic sound than ever before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What really marks Machinedrum's growth are the moments that subtly push Stewart's sound into small stylistic corners only hinted at before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times, it seems like his most interestingly textured and complicated release to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nicely well-rounded debut album from an artist who's only been releasing music for a couple of years.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drown Out really lets his music breathe.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a kind of pure, cathartic rage in Virgins and it leaves moments of intense peace in its wake.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautiful Rewind is an extended tribute to pirate radio, connecting the dots between jungle, garage and minimalist house music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soul Music feels a bit too modern to slot in perfectly with the music it's pining for, but that's part of what makes it a success.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A much more concise statement than last year's Welcome To The Chi, Double Cup is an exciting portrait of a maverick artist with complete creative freedom, and the skills to hold it all together.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On Restless Idylls, Lobo has cemented Tropic Of Cancer as her own, crafting a signature sound that is sleek and addictive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a testament to his stature as a leading purveyor of experimental electronics that the results of those pursuits, as seen once again on Kilo, are reliably unpredictable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with Exai, no major new ground is broken here, but when the landscape is this vast, fascinating and intractably alien, there's no need.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Remember... feels cohesive in a way that has eluded Fernow through the rest of his work as Vatican Shadow, and signals a new frontier for the producer that's as promising as it is grim.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They might be skeletal and drained of colour, but their tracks have an unpredictable, wandering spirit that makes them far more than listless jamming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to its quieter passages, Alternate/Endings breathes in and out gradually, never lingering or sprinting for too long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Re-Engineering is very much an album designed to be played as a seamless whole. It's warm, fun, curious and deeply entertaining.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Debate will rage indefinitely on its merits, but to my ears Rival Dealer places Burial in a new creative sweet spot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Culled and then cultivated from her live set, these tracks have the dance floor in their sights, but with a skewed focus.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The title might tell you they're not too concerned with dance floors, but the music itself suggests otherwise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pangaea Ultima is equally rewarding to those who dive in and devour every minuscule detail as it is to those who listen more passively.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a techno mix, Fabriclive.73 is a surprisingly breezy affair.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They make some mistakes, sure--the vocal spots from JODY and Yen Tech are fumbles--but they're more adept than ever at stewing their idiosyncratic set of sounds into one deliciously strange brew.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pop Ambient 2014 is the fluffiest, most cushioned set of zone-outs in the series' recent history.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there’s a yearning for youth about the album, it also has calibre that’s to be celebrated. Matthews’ voice, his mastery of mood and storytelling shines through, lifting this to a satisfyingly high point of achievement.