cokemachineglow's Scores

  • Music
For 1,772 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Art Angels
Lowest review score: 2 Rain In England
Score distribution:
1772 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This record is hip-hop as post-ambient.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Art Angels is the kind of album that simultaneously captures its era, is made all the better for it (this 35-year-old Beatles fan would’ve given her nothing but bad advice), and obsolesces it overnight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is Beach Slang’s core problem: they are constantly telling, never showing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down, at least as far as its words are concerned, is more interesting than it appears on the first few spins, that’s not quite enough to make it a memorable listen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If He Dies is not only the best iteration of Moumneh’s sound to date, it’s also the clearest showing of his motivations.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Faith in the Future disappoints in its lackluster melodies and overall vibe. The highlights here are the more ambitious songs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is a nearly anonymous album of stellar pop music, one where it seems all the attention was placed not on positioning Carly Rae as a cultural force, but on making sure Emotion makes you smile.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A modern pop echo chamber, In Colour pushes the pleasure principle with ease, intelligence, grace, and a myriad of reflections that become one spectrum. RIYL: anything.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Who Me? is another quirky entry in Wauters’s unique discography. But it’s also his most honest, delicate effort to date--two good qualities for a musician with so much natural charisma to explore.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Freedom Tower is a Blues Explosion record, no doubt, and in that sense it’s not for everyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It draws a subtle focus and then recedes from the record without resolve. Its tensions remain. If Sufjan is a perfectionist, he is now perfecting the art of stumbling, creating melodies that writhe with uncertainty and voices that echo back on themselves.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rather, it is not a rap album; it is the absolute rap album. There is craft here (and in fact this is the most musical mainstream rap record since Aquemini) but just enough room for it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ryan Adams, is up there with his best work because while it doesn’t have a lot of sweat on it, it’s a record that feels clearly considered enough, and carefully produced to maximize Adams’s strengths.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even at its most seemingly ascetic, The Moon Rang Like a Bell is among the most generous, tender, radiant albums you’ll hear all year. It just wants your ears.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    She continues to prove herself anyway, again and again: here throughout twenty songs, and throughout thirty-five years and beyond.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from its musical merits--like, it’s really beautiful--the City Wrecker EP is interesting in a typical kind of meta-Krug way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LOSE is captivating because it uses all the right tricks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is actually pretty good, and sometimes it’s great, but it is quiet, sounding very much like it sprung from the Internet ether to politely ask for thirty minutes of your attention.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tone is set: They Want My Soul gives pleasures immediate and unlocked, a freshly bitten peach dribbling sweet nectar down your chin.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    My Everything is so concerned with making a palatable pop singer, it has watered down its subject to the point of tastelessness. It is pop music Bud Light.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s melodramatic, yes, but the layers to the narrator of Home, Like Noplace Is There are vast. This guy cycles through a series of emotions, each feeling valid, each feeling like an appropriate result of confusion in the wake of a huge loss.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a fun and somewhat liberating thing to listen to, a horribly frustrating thing to try writing about.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s in the songs that teeter on the edge, where the twang feels like the last button pressed before an apocalypse, that Shrink Dust becomes special.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Burn Your Fire stands against records that damage and internalise by sticking to their convictions, instead of meta-analysing and working out where the lines are drawn.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s the most welcome of dinosaurs: a top to bottom summertime rock album that sounds equally great on a car radio or in teenage bedroom.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s nothing knee-jerk about it; just the inexorable sounds of ideas beautiful and terrible unfurling. It’s a careful, masterful record.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To Be Kind is as vital and unsettling as anything they’ve ever done, and displays a mastery of their craft that seems almost automatic at this point.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple record to listen to under the sun that has a couple of knowing winks about going steady and treating your pals right, but nothing you need worry about.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music Real Estate make is so melodic and plentiful that it could capture any feeling it wanted to--Atlas just transposes their sound into the evening.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It is familiar. It is, despite whatever priggishness keeps some publications from printing the band’s name in full, safe.