The Quietus' Scores

  • Music
For 814 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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Nzca/Lines
Lowest review score: 0 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 814
814 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.