Resonance's Scores

  • Music
For 33 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 XTRMNTR
Lowest review score: 30 Kid A
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
33 music reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The music sounds lean and direct, focused but exceedingly angry, like the band received a collective kick in the ass from some higher power.... The first masterpiece of the new millennium... [#26, p.46]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The voices of Euros and Megan Childs are a breath of mountain-fresh air, while the chamber-meets-country pop summons the spirit of Nick Drake. [#32, p.56]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Showing his trademark deftness at every turn, Mark spins a remarkably cohesive experience out of a large and unique melange of player,s instruments and genres. [#32, p.55]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Optometry will go down as the album that DJ Spooky nailed. [#36, p.52]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's so immediately pleasing that the new moves in Stairs' repertoire take a while to sink in. [#32, p.57]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything sounds like it's been triggered by hand and mixed on the fly, practically improvised yet brilliant in scope. [#32, p.54]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playfully morbid and seriously perverse. [#36, p.49]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perfect pop, pure and simple. [#32, p.58]
    • Resonance
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wilco's most rewarding work yet. [#34, p.60]
    • Resonance
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their most intricate release to date: a breathtaking tapestry filled with more horns, string flourishes and beguiling melodies than a romantic heart can bear. [#26, p.50]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Handcream is so fresh, so unexpected and so buoyant in its delivery of peaceful revolutionary politics that it should be the party album of the summer. [#34, p.59]
    • Resonance
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ivy stays true to the belief that guitar pop can have cool, utopian sounds without bringing in a truckload of keyboards and sequencers. [#32, p.60]
    • Resonance
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strange and delightful record full of surprises. [#32, p.56]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seems the perfect sweet and sour soundtrack for some yet-to-be-made Paul Thomas Anderson film. [#36, p.54]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Decidedly more up-tempo [and] noticeably more sardonic than previous efforts. [#36, p.58]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exuberant, modern-day, new-wave joyride. [#36, p.60]
    • Resonance
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is some of the most fascinating stuff that these freaks of nature have come up with yet. [#36, p.62]
    • Resonance
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Her breakthrough record. [#36, p.53]
    • Resonance
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Contains enough stunned wonder and insular grit to entrance the more hidden nooks of your unconscious for months. [#34, p.64]
    • Resonance
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Virgin Suicides score comes on like Pink Floyd without the bombast, or Twin Peaks without the awkward goofiness and desktop production. [#26, p.50]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shifts moods so radically that a single song rockets through a half-century of recorded music. [#32, p.59]
    • Resonance
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Through sacrificing a modicum of their dense rhythmic force, Les Savy Fav find new firepower in texture and melody. [#32, p.57]
    • Resonance
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    Imperial Teen keeps it fresh, and the mostly mid-tempo On flavors its bubblegum pop by adding a sticky, erotic center. [#34, p.60]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quintessential Church, imbued with an ethereal beauty that characterizes the best of their work.... However, nearly every song runs too long. [#34, p.61]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Mendoza Line still can't sing or play very well, but that only adds to their exuberant charm, and makes Lost In Revelry what it is--a smart, fun record. [#34, p.63]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A modern testament to what pop savvy, a good record collection and a frustrated libido can accomplish. [#34, p.68]
    • Resonance
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Minor missteps aside, Romantica is a very good album of compelling, original verses. [#34, p.68]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stands up against Of Montreal's legendary fairly tale oddness. [#36, p.58]
    • Resonance
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Esselink's vocals and obtuse lyrics lack any range or variety. [#32, p.57]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Problem is, the harmonic rapping takes the edge off otherwise hard-hitting tracks. [#28, p.63]
    • Resonance
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Savvy listeners won't find anything revolutionary. [#36, p.62]
    • Resonance
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The album disappoints. [#32, p.58]
    • Resonance
    • 80 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A record that might've been amazing if the band had only bothered to write some actual songs. [#28, p. 62]
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