Consequence of Sound

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Consequence of Sound
Logo for Consequence of Sound.jpg
Web address www.consequenceofsound.net
Type of site
Music and film news and reviews
Launched 2007
Alexa rank
5,455 globally, 2,107 in US [1]
Current status Active

Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based music and film website featuring news, editorials, and album, movie and concert reviews. In addition, the website also features the Festival Outlook micro-site, which serves as an on-line database for music festival news and rumors.

The site was founded in September 2007 by Alex Young—who now has the role of the site's CEO and publisher—and it has a combined staff of over 50 writers, editors, graphic designers, and photographers. Michael Roffman is the President and Editor in Chief, Adam Kivel is the Managing Editor, and Ben Kaye is the News Editor.[2]

Consequence of Sound is listed as one of the most influential music websites by Technorati.[3] In 2010, About.com ranked Consequence of Sound the year's best music blog, based on "Technorati rankings and the online buzz throughout the year".[4] In the Spring of 2014, Style of Sound calculated that Consequence of Sound charted as the No. 2 Most Influential Music Blog.[5]

A popular feature of Consequence of Sound is the Festival Outlook, posting rumors regarding bands playing music festivals. However, it has caused some controversy. In 2009, CoS reported that Paul McCartney and The Killers would headline the 2009 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival prior to its lineup announcement.[6] In 2010, CoS reported that Muse, Jay-Z, and Gorillaz would headline the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival prior to its lineup announcement.[7]

In February 2012, the website launched a long form writing section, Aux.Out. In March 2012, the website launched its first-ever mobile app at South by Southwest.

In September 2014, the website expanded its coverage to include a film section.

The website takes its name from the Regina Spektor song, "Consequence of Sounds".

Annual Report[edit]

Top 50 Albums[edit]

Year Artist Album Top 5 Albums Ref.
2008 TV on the Radio Dear Science [8]
2009 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion (album) [9]
2010 Vampire Weekend Contra [10]
2011 St. Vincent Strange Mercy [11]
2012 Frank Ocean Channel Orange [12]
2013 Kanye West Yeezus [13]
2014 The War On Drugs Lost in the Dream [14]

Artist and Band of the Year[edit]

Year Artist Ref. Band Ref.
2010 Kanye West [15] The Roots [16]
2011 James Blake [17] Foo Fighters [18]
2012 Frank Ocean [19] Death Grips [20]
2013 Kanye West [21] Arcade Fire [22]
2014 Run the Jewels [23] The War on Drugs [24]

Top 25 Films[edit]

Year Film Top 5 Films Ref.
2014 Under the Skin [14]

Performance, Filmmaker and Composer of the Year[edit]

Year Performance Ref. Filmmaker Ref. Composer Ref.
2014 Jenny Slate [25] Dan Gilroy [26] Mica Levi [27]

Top 100 Ever[edit]

Category Artist Album/Song Top 10 Ref.
Album The Beatles Abbey Road [28]
Song The Beach Boys "God Only Knows" [29]

Partnerships[edit]

  • The site's album reviews are excerpted by Metacritic and used as part of that site's average album score from professional reviews.[30]
  • The site's film reviews are cited by Rotten Tomatoes and factored into the average score for each film on that site.[31]
  • In October 2011, CoS began supplying articles to Time magazine's website.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Site Information for consequenceofsound.net". Alexa. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "About". Consequence of Sound. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Technorati". Technorati. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Best Blogs 2010 - Top 10 Best Blogs of 2010". Weblogs.about.com. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 Most Influential Music Blogs". Style of Sound. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  6. ^ Ching, Albert (2009-01-23). "Coachella 2009". Blogs.ocweekly.com. OC Weekly. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  7. ^ Paul Sundeen (15 January 2010). "Coachella 2010". Consequenceofsound.net. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Top 100 Albums of 2008". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Top 100 Albums of 2009". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Top 100 Albums of 2010". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013. 
  11. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2011". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013. 
  12. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2012". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013. 
  13. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2013". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Top 50 Albums of 2014". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 12 Dec 2014. 
  15. ^ "Artist of the Year: Kanye West". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Artist of the Year: The Roots". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Artist of the Year: James Blake". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Artist of the Year: Foo Fighters". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Artist of the Year: Frank Ocean". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Artist of the Year: Death Grips". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "Artist of the Year: Kanye West". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "Artist of the Year: Arcade Fire". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Artist of the Year: Run the Jewels". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "Artist of the Year: The War on Drugs". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  25. ^ "Performance of the Year: Jenny Slate". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  26. ^ "Filmmaker of the Year: Dan Gilroy". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  27. ^ "Composer of the Year: Mica Levi". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  28. ^ "Top 100 Albums Ever". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013. 
  29. ^ "Top 50 Songs Ever". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013. 
  30. ^ "Consequence of Sound's Scores". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 753 music reviews 
  31. ^ "Consequence of Sound's Scores". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  32. ^ Roffman, Michael (24 January 2012). "M83′s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming: Pure Bedroom Pop". Time. Retrieved 16 April 2012. This post is in partnership with Consequence of Sound, an online music publication devoted to the ever growing and always thriving worldwide music scene. 

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