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Type of site
|Music and film and television news and reviews|
|Owner||Consequence Holdings, LLC|
|Created by||Alex Young|
(Founder & Publisher)
(Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief)
Consequence of Sound (CoS) is an independently owned Chicago-based online magazinefeaturing news, editorials, and reviews of music, movies, and television. In addition, the website also features the Festival Outlook micro-site, which serves as an online database for music festival news and rumors. In 2019, Consequence of Sound launched Consequence of Sound Radio, a 24/7-hour, 365-day online radio station on TuneIn.
The website takes its name from the Regina Spektor song, "Consequence of Sounds".
Consequence of Sound is listed as one of the most influential music websites by Technorati.In 2010, About.com ranked CoS the year's best music blog, based on "Technorati rankings and the online buzz throughout the year". In the Spring of 2014, Style of Sound calculated that Consequence of Sound charted as the second most influential music blog.
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.
|Year||Artist||Album||Top 5 Albums||Ref.|
|2008||TV on the Radio||Dear Science|
|2009||Animal Collective||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|2011||St. Vincent||Strange Mercy|
|2012||Frank Ocean||Channel Orange|
|2014||The War On Drugs||Lost in the Dream|
|2015||Kendrick Lamar||To Pimp a Butterfly|
|2018||Mitski||Be the Cowboy|
|2019||Billie Eilish||When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?|
|2010||Kanye West||The Roots|
|2011||James Blake||Foo Fighters|
|2012||Frank Ocean||Death Grips|
|2013||Kanye West||Arcade Fire|
|2014||Run the Jewels||The War on Drugs|
|2015||Kendrick Lamar||Tame Impala|
|2016||Chance the Rapper||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band|
|2017||Lorde||King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard|
|2018||Janelle Monáe||Pearl Jam|
|Year||Film||Top 5 Films||Ref.|
|2014||Under the Skin|
|2015||Mad Max: Fury Road|
|2017||Blade Runner 2049|
|2019||Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood|
|2014||Jenny Slate||Dan Gilroy||Mica Levi|
|2015||Michael Shannon||George Miller||Disasterpeace|
|2016||Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes||Kenneth Lonergan||Cliff Martinez|
|2017||Vicky Krieps||Denis Villeneuve||Hans Zimmer|
|2018||Toni Collette||Spike Lee||John Carpenter|
|2019||Elisabeth Moss||Quentin Tarantino||Daniel Lopatin|
|Year||TV Show||Top 5 TV Shows||Ref.|
|2017||Rachel Bloom||Mark Frost and David Lynch|
|2018||Billy Porter||Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg|
|2019||Maya Hawke||Jesse Armstrong|
|Album||The Beatles||Abbey Road|
|Song||The Beach Boys||"God Only Knows"|
|Soundtracks||Saturday Night Fever|
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