Rock Sound's Scores

  • Music
For 412 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 That's the Spirit
Lowest review score: 20 Bright Black Heaven
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 412
412 music reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rave Tapes is a diverse and supremely confident record.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ATB have found a collective cutting edge that’s both extreme and versatile.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twin Forks is an album of freedom and exploration, the sound of people taking risks for the sake of song. We like that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beloved is both a reincarnation of old and a lesson in modern metalcore that makes IKTPQ the oldest newcomers to stake their claim for 2014.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though this offering doesn’t quite live up to genre-busting, career-defining predecessor ‘Gospel’, engaging, inventive albums like this are yet more proof that pop-punk’s renaissance won’t fade away any time soon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a clutch of sharp, abrasive punk anthems, underpinned by tight, funk-tinged rhythms.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clouded is possibly the most beautiful record about heartbreak you’ll hear all year.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With barely a weak song in sight, the Brighton duo have delivered a collection of tracks of taut, visceral quality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lofty debut effort indeed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nobody does dreamy indie patter quite like this.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Occupying a middle-ground between the thrashy, riff-a-minute assault of ’95 and the Gothenburg band’s earlier, darkly atmospheric releases, these 13 tracks form a cohesive and consistently evocative whole.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it’s still very early doors, Seaway could have just put in a strong claim as the first pop-punk breakthrough of 2015.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Topping 2012’s ‘Get What You Give’ wasn’t going to be easy, but The Ghost Inside have kept up the momentum at the very least.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even after 20 years in the game, there are still few better. Welcome back, sirs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Ohio pop-punks are on their finest form in years here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than feeling like a mash-up of their favourite bands--which is no bad thing--album two finds the four-man phenomenon firming up their identity and becoming their own band.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every note here sounds like the logical conclusion to the evolution of each preceding record--a remarkable achievement.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though nowhere near the monolithic, bottled lightning of ‘The ’59 Sound’, this is a return to the Brian Fallon the rock world fell trucker caps over Chuck Taylors in love with.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wilderness is the perfect title, too; the album’s nine songs exploring an expansive, evocative range of sounds, grooves, peaks and valleys. Which is to say, this is something really quite special.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album seamlessly flits from one brilliantly bold idea to another with no dips in quality.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragging their new wave and post-punk influences to the fore, the Sacramento crew have produced their most dynamic, adventurous and downright strange album in years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The elephant in the room though, is new vocalist Denis Stoff, and the questions over his ability to replace a gifted albeit difficult frontman. Largely, his quest is a triumphant one, and he turns in an admirable performance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a worthy follow-up. Its 12 sultry, sumptuous songs see Brennan Greaves and Britty Drake swap turns singing over a wash of fuzzy, forlorn guitars.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Shadow Side contains some of the best material the man has been responsible for and proves Mr Biersack is one of the most captivating figures in music today.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This album does ooze quality though and has enough flourishes of originality to keep the quartet moving forward, but perhaps even more importantly for the band, their fans (and us, for that matter), the wait is over.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short To Be Everywhere... is another triumphant step for a band whose two-decade growth from able but impetuous riff merchants to purveyors of truly ambitious art has been nothing short of inspiring.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There may be fewer hooks and a lack of a real fist-in-the-air anthem, but on The Home Inside My Head, these sad boys become men. Gracefully.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Our Bones is a versatile, ballsy take on modern pop-rock, and it’s impossible not to sit back and admire as Chrissy, Dan and Will take another step on the way to superstardom.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lonely The Brave haven’t just succeeded in proving they were no one trick wonders here, they’ve gone and pulled another rabbit from the hat.