Rock Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 375 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Snakes For The Divine
Lowest review score: 20 Bright Black Heaven
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 375
375 music reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even after 20 years in the game, there are still few better. Welcome back, sirs.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a ruthless, heartbreaking and agonisingly profound release from a truly unrivalled band.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Menzingers' third album sees them take their slightly atypical song structures (they're not much into the verse / chorus / verse way of thinking) and make them catchier than ever.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uneasy listening doesn’t get much better.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Poles’ most infectious work as it bristles with the best songs they’ve ever written.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From start to finish there’s almost nothing to fault here.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record could slot into any punk rock fan’s record collection in the last 15 years and get worn out--it’s just great, timeless songwriting.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not a progressive album per se, but The Finer Things is a bar-raising attempt at revolution in pop-punk.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record that pushes the boundaries of post-rock to stratospheric new levels.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where 07’s ‘Is Dead’ hinted at the band experimenting with a more progressive sound, it was nowhere near as cohesive and accomplished as this. I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone is a phenomenal album.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nobody does dreamy indie patter quite like this.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This album is a fine introduction to one of the scene’s most exciting and original new bands. Keep an eye on this lot.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    'No Answers' reassures any doubt that Thursday have taken a new direction, with Cure-esque moments creeping in amidst their hardcore backbone. And guess what? This is Thursday leading what they now do best.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Massachusetts quartet are back with a new EP that reminds us what made them so exciting in the first place.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a record that tells its own story, but its impact resonates far beyond.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The almost unbearably intense ‘Slowburn’ and ambient ‘My World’ are just two cuts of an album littered with highlights, meaning by the end of this 33-minute pummeling, you’ll only need one word: breathtaking.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a glorious new depth to the old formula here showcasing undeniable talent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Partycrasher is still overflowing with singalong moments and air guitar opportunities that should remind you why A Wilhelm Scream are one of the best punk bands we’ve ever had.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their name might suggest one thing, but this lot are definitely not going around in circles; this is their best record yet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might lack the narrative arc of 09's An Imaginary Country, but it's hard to imagine that 2011 will see many finer releases, of any genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Fucked Up have done here is to take what they've been honing for the past 10 years and go one better, adding lush female vocals and celestial, electronica-inspired effects in an effort to constantly titillate and surprise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spiral Shadow might just be the album of the year so far. All hail the kings (and queen) of nouveau-prog.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a gruff affair, yet Caruana's trademark gritty-subject-matter-meets-treacle-thick-melodies shines throughout, and marks a welcome return for I Am The Avalanche.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you had ever written the band off or traded them in for a younger model, this is the record that will force you to reconsider and repent.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TesseracT have taken the djent blueprint and, barring occasional plunges into riff soup, have re-engineered it into a living, breathing, emotive display of rousing poly-prog.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An impressive third effort indeed, designed to compel you to throw your fist skyward and indulge in a good old sing-song.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It'll probably help if you're on mushrooms, but nevertheless this is quite something.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Influences are obvious but the balance between light and dark is perfect here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The riffs, breakdowns and complex time signatures thrown into 'Sleeping Giants' and 'Ghetto Ambience' lend the album a raw, live feel that's groundbreaking for any genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jar
    Opener ‘Sponge’ leads off the cracking first half before a handful of (even) more introspective numbers add the expected emotional weight.