The Quietus' Scores

  • Music
For 836 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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Led Zeppelin I [Remastered]
Lowest review score: 0 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 836
836 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The reach of these records [Loveless and Isn't Anything] makes bands yet to form sound hopelessly out-of-date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Words And Music By Saint Etienne is an album that reaffirms all that is glorious and brilliant about pop music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their musical vision is one that's so obviously well-honed that they know exactly when to kick the music into overdrive before lulling the listener back into a state of sonic paralysis.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer ebullience, the devil-may-care attitude taken in the construction of these songs, makes it an album to treasure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Personal, moving, poetic, humorous, and engaging.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alexander Tucker may not make folk music, but he can weave a magic spell.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Celebration Rock encapsulates the kind of affirmative, collective experiences that define an entire adolescence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This record is both symphony for sufferers of that condition and a treasure map to the Orkney Islands, whether walking their beaches, or stopped in a traffic jam on the M25.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you allow it to sink in, WIXIW becomes a hushed collection of voices.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The overall impression is of a lamp shone directly into the darkened corners of Shackleton's music, casting all its hidden detail in sharp relief.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all the talk of madness, it would seem more than ever that Sebastien Tellier knows exactly what he's doing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Bridges felt like extensions of his legendary freeform live set, Reeling Skullways is far tighter in focus and execution.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lyrically The House That Jack Built is a masterpiece.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sense of meticulous balance that dominates 'The Dream' permeates MSOTT.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an album that can trace its lineage to tripped out rock & roll of The Cramps' classic Psychedelic Jungle, this is a record that will delight the type of antisocial delinquent given to dabbing, dropping and freaking out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an album that seems to spring from an indoor world of cerebral textures and bedroom experiments, a headphone odyssey for an era in which the rock gig has become a corporate-sponsored burlesque.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Part of the album's cunning is owed to the time allotted for disparate strands to develop and take form.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skelethon is a wildly energetic, funny, poignant, nostalgic and sad record; the result of huge personal investment on Aesop's behalf.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To the wider rock world, Yellow/Green deserves to be regarded as a left of field classic, whilst to the metalheads who were perfectly content with the Baroness sound as it was, the record may seem something of a disappointment, its straightforward and melodic approach to songwriting the antithesis of the labyrinthine complexities and huge riffs of old.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is pop music, pure and simple: smarter, stranger than your average fare, no doubt, but don't confuse its oddness for inscrutable obtuseness.