The Quietus' Scores

  • Music
For 707 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Slave Vows
Lowest review score: 0 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 707
707 music reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Open Your Heart is the most thrilling and exciting album of the year thus far and one that demands your immediate attention.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a portrait of a great artist who has never stopped progressing and carving a niche that is equal parts challenging, enjoyable and moving, it does a brilliant job.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His vision continues to be as expansive and eccentric as usual.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is music that transcends the detached nature of its making.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If nothing else, this album is a guitar fetishist's dream, and sounds like it was a joy to make, too.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ekstasis is ecstatically good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It stands on its own two feet and crucially employs a refinement of ideas that proves that space is indeed deep.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In The Shape Of Things Foxx, ably assisted by his new lieutenants and always with one eye on dreams of an imagined future, continues to make his most startlingly contemporary sounding music in years.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lissy's insouciant delivery and impressive range, which scales the heavens one minute and fills her boots the next, marks her out as a singer of some considerable talent, and her voice is always engaging and likable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Koloss runs the gamut of Meshuggah's craft and technical prowess.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Put simply, this is one of the most exciting live albums to be released in many, many years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Feel their energy flowing through your mind. Satisfaction guaranteed.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Iradelphic, which has evolved out of Clark's live shows, marks a change and may be a little surprising to longstanding fans of the man – it's less ethereal, more compact and cohesive than the electronic experiments of Clarence Park.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wonky is Orbital's most pop album; it's supremely, relentlessly, even ruthlessly melodic, and laden with irresistible momentum throughout.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While nothing quite meets the precedent set by the first track, the album is a bracing adventure in texture.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the rock & roll of 'Freaks and Geeks' to the ska-indebted 'I'll Reach Out My Hand', this is unadulterated glee.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Voices From The Lake is a love letter to slow, concentrated listening.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A prayer of a record, despair turned into poetry.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    R.I.P practically begs to be handled, examined, shuffled and rotated in every direction, the better to identify each tiny grain of sand and dirt that's gone into its construction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each track is executed to perfection as Santi morphs with chameleonic pizzazz.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A soup of electronic interference, exhausting percussion and smothering bass-cloud. It's stultifying like a bad case of screen fatigue; tangled and sparking - the sound of frazzled, short-fusing nerve ends.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Da Mind Of Traxman, rarely overly solemn and ever-playful, is still far from a middlebrow defanging.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With clicks, thumps and such acoustic subtleties, Vienna Blue unfolds like a rapid sequence of silver-screen freeze-frames: each too brief to comprehend fully, but collectively long enough to spark whole worlds of fantastic imaginations.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Miles away from the poppy happy clappy smiley lovey dovey vibes of Twenty One or epic choruses of Serotonin, Radlands displays a new direction and confidence.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are still audio waters containing complex depths worth diving into, revisiting, pondering over, dwelling over, dwelling in.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album is a lovingly crafted ode to Judge Dredd, urban alienation, the cinematic sci-fi masterpieces of the late 70s and early 80s, electronic music of both the past and present, and it all hits with the weight of a cadmium steak tenderizer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Standing At The Sky's Edge Richard Hawley has forged his most fully realised and heartfelt collection of music to date. This requires your urgent attention.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new collaboration is a wonderful demonstration and crystallization of the best aspects of [Burger and Voigt's] combined canons.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an album that knows just how toxically repellent it is and it's this self-assured ferocity that makes for such an enjoyable whirlwind of a listen.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MMX11 is unexpectedly loaded with similarly bomb-laden gems.