Rock Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 374 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 Eyes & Nines
Lowest review score: 20 Bright Black Heaven
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 374
374 music reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To hear a band with such obvious and deep passion playing unencumbered and liberated rock music is an utterly captivating experience that Rock Sound would thoroughly recommend. Holding nothing back sounds exactly like this, everyone else please take note.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throughout, the highs are tinged with sadness and the lows with hope, making Simple Math a complex and rewarding album that soars above the pack.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is music that creates a vortex in your brain, sucking the entire cosmos in through one ear and out the other, leaving behind only the secrets of the universe and the unerring tranquillity of space. Yes. It really is that good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The self-imposed time restraints have merely served to sharpen the quartet's focus in quite glorious fashion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crisis Works is at base a heavy rock record, the likes of 'Twin Victory' an absolute whirlwind of crushing riffs. However, there are plenty of dynamics, tender moments and a definite through line of melody here too.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is ace.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a consistently satisfying rock experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While tracks such as Broken Home still deliver the crushing might (albeit in a more subliminal fashion) to his other outfit, the recently resurrected Godflesh, there's a sense of hope in the levitation-inducing riffery. Stellar.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Computers' impressive debut is a riotous, riff-laden affair.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like Wes Craven reanimating the slasher genre with the Scream franchise, The Black Dahlia Murder play with enough conviction and knowing reference to metal's most spectacular parlour tricks and add enough contemporary muscle to drop your jaw no matter your age.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a welcome confidence throughout The Latest Fashion that Attack! Attack! have not previously shown and it's likely to propel this lot to great things.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Production-wise, the vocals could do with sounding more 'live' (they are note perfect)--but the musicianship present is enough to justify the polish.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a deafening, destructive and devilishly diverse affair, serving as a firm and timely reminder that when it comes to this particular game, nobody does it quite like this.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whitechapel are one of the best and downright annihilating bands their field.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an album of atmosphere, huge highs, crushing lows, melodies, crescendos and something entirely new that still sounds natural. Stunning.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a record that tells its own story, but its impact resonates far beyond.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If world leaders, corporate douche-monkeys and the 1 per cent could just hear Fang Island, there would be no war, inequality or bad vibes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Circa Survive have managed to stay both relevant and utterly compelling – not just surviving but thriving.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a ruthless, heartbreaking and agonisingly profound release from a truly unrivalled band.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A record that pushes the boundaries of post-rock to stratospheric new levels.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This record will reward repeat spins generously.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uneasy listening doesn’t get much better.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    48 minutes that will go down among the very best of this year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Short of any psychotropic assistance, Wild Light is a credible substitute for nirvana, demanding you suspend your disbelief and just jump in feet first, setting yourself free from all corporeal existence.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Common Courtesy is not the end of this band. If anything, it’s their new beginning.