The Quietus' Scores

  • Music
For 912 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 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Slave Vows
Lowest review score: 0 Lulu
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 912
912 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.