The Quietus' Scores

  • Music
For 969 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Gentlemen At 21 [Deluxe Edition]
Lowest review score: 0 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 969
969 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thoroughly good larksome house record.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ten$ion's depiction of modern South Africa is nothing less than thrilling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It washes you in sound, and if you let that sound wash over you, what it does is exquisite.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It feels more that Earth have given us time to absorb what may come to be seen, in retrospect, as something of a magnum opus.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Something Rain is the sound of a band entirely reinvigorated, like a new band even, bursting with dreamy, soulful, intelligent songs, though you won't be surprised to learn everything is executed in the most understated way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Learning was a private primal scream, Put Your Back N 2 It is Mike Hadreas' first public display of his escalating talent.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all this fitful odysseying around, Hukkelberg is never more than three paces from home.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The more cultivated recording process allowed textures such as strings, Tacular's accordion and Moore's sonorous and charismatic vocals to assume a richness that has not been heard before.
    • 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.