The Quietus' Scores

  • Music
For 788 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Led Zeppelin II [Remastered]
Lowest review score: 0 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 788
788 music reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stunning example of the intermingling of bodies, both sonic and artistic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's difficult to say Humor Risk is better than WIT'S END, but it is certainly its perfect counterpart.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Put simply, nobody else could make music quite like this, no matter which part of the electronic fringe they might call home. Daniel Lopatin is in the zone.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ersatz GB still trumps most records released this year as, one suspects, The Fall always will.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His background on the harder edge of modern dance music means that, for all its delicacy, Severant never feels retro or overly derivative.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply, we are left with more evidence of a true American original, who was also as important in his own way as Harry Smith or Alan Lomax and other such college-educated curatorial spirits.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of Haines' best efforts, Nine And A Half Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling Of The 1970s And Early 80s is an album that does much to encourage the here and now as it does to paint an impression of a time long gone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A record that ranges widely without ever feeling tacked-together. A real feat of production.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Probably the last recording of Reid playing live, before his death in April 2010, it is a fittingly energetic and exuberant performance.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much more the clenched fist than Gish, their second effort saw an increase in intensity, ballast, grit, ambition and sheer scale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Their energy is utterly thrilling and secondly, Hollandaze hints at so much more and should ensure that Tzenos is not reduced to journalistic footnote of merely being a cuddly version of Big Black.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a smart record whose textures become more powerful with each successive play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bangs & Works Vol. 2 straddles a fine line between function and dysfunction, innocence and dissonance--and not once in its 26 track run does it ever get boring.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's magical, from start to finish.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [A] satisfying compilation with its lugubrious and luxurious electronic introspection created by an artist once again near the height of his powers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New History Warfare 2 is superfine, breathtaking, at once unnervingly exploratory and highly accessible, a record which leaves you grasping in vain for adequate reference points and peer comparisons.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An evocative sonic portrait that juxtaposes the human-made sounds of the railway and the surrounding landscape.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Old Ideas is the most musically considered Leonard Cohen album yet, and perhaps the first that sounds like the kind of thing you'd expect from an old master of the 1960s and 70s.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clone have struck a good balance, and there is not a single bad track amongst the 13 included here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a brilliantly focused, glittering and energetic classy pop album that you'd never have expected from the authors of the disparate, overly quirky 'Does You Inspire You'.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An album of scope and unbridled invention, drawing from the past (in both music and aesthetics) to create a universe of sounds and textures that are quite unlike anything around at the moment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite seemingly throwing everything but the kitchen sink and every ounce of digital equipment they could muster at it, +Dome's spellbinding amalgam of jittery electronics, playful samples and conventional instruments--entirely charming rather than overbearing--strikes a fabulous pose.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Herrema and her group are obviously having a blast, and the fact that they have managed to blend so many disparate ingredients into a surprisingly potent brew is far more important than the supposition that they might not be taking themselves too seriously.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the band's most mature work to date and perhaps the only one that feels like a true album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It offers astonishingly rich pickings--its pillowy-soft surfaces might have all the edges filed away, but there's a stunning amount of detail packed into each of its eight tracks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lanegan blends his most satisfying and heady aural brew to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I suspect that you'll be unlikely to come across a better mixed and more punchy summary of current underground dubstep this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The blend of soul and rootsy grit may not be startlingly original, but here, at least, it's Van Etten's and nobody else's that truly shines.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visions is a more focused album than the spaced-out Halfaxa or the disparate Geidi Primes but one of the key charms of Grimes' sound is its unforcedness.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps the finest distillation to date of the various elements that comprise the group's distinctive sound.