Resident Advisor's Scores

  • Music
For 707 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 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 707
707 music reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As nice and welcoming as Getting Closer is, it'll never challenge you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with an album's worth of new material, there's something missing here; the format might be Herculean in scale, but Craig's efforts don't match up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a wild, theatrical and, at times, bloated ride.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like most Caribou albums, Our Love is a grower.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Magazine 13 doesn't feel like a coherent album so much as a more open-ended platform for the same thing we get on his 12-inches.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For sure, Animal Collective still have plenty of whimsical creativity left in them, but on Painting With they mostly color inside the lines.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    ESTOILE NAIANT is perfectly pleasant while it’s playing, but you might not remember it so well afterwards.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What she's lost in subtlety she's gained in star power, off the back of two years of touring and a slow-burning hit album.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Food might sound pretty, but it's weaker than the sum of its parts.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Born In The Echoes follows the duo's formula of saving the more psychedelic tracks for the end.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Considering the odds, it shows an animated and still vigorous trio worthy of its semi-legendary status.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    His fans might find this fascinating. For anyone else, there are better entry points into Jonson's catalogue.
    • 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
    Coming from a producer who habitually finds new ways to dazzle, Pearson Sound is uncharacteristically average.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Orbits is a tighter record, its joints are still too weak to hold it all up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brandt Brauer Frick's contribution to the series, while not a classic, is still a little treasure trove.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    These songs still aim to elicit an emotion from you, and they're still not particularly subtle. The difference is you don't feel like it's being shoved down your throat.
    • 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."
    • 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
    Pagan is a singular vision. There's plenty to enjoy--no individual track is a misstep. But consumed as whole, Pagan goes from sugary pop to sickly sweet, and is ultimately unsatisfying.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The album is overproduced and polished to a fault, often vague and uninteresting. It's the defining characteristic of Become Alive. The individual performances are undeniably full of flavor and complexity, but put together they can overwhelm.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Factory Floor's aesthetic is rarely comforting, and yet their new music settles into itself as it revisits old habits.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Curved Line is a pretty harmless, quirky listen, and enjoyable enough if you've got a bit of a sweet tooth.
    • 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").
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, Howl is a fine album for those interested in analog electronics and curious what can be done with them outside of a club environment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's the occasional hint of another, more vivid album.... Elsewhere they often seem all too separate, like combatants squaring off in a strange, airless room.