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?|
|Year||Artist||Song||Top 5 Songs||Ref.|
|2012||Frank Ocean||"Thinkin Bout You"|
|2014||Future Islands||"Seasons (Waiting on You)"|
|2018||Kendrick Lamar||"All the Stars"|
|2019||Sharon Van Etten||"Seventeen"|
|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|
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler is an Australian singer, songwriter, voice actress and music video director. She started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the mid-1990s in Adelaide. In 1997, when Crisp disbanded, she released her debut studio album titled OnlySee in Australia. She moved to London, England, and provided vocals for the British duo Zero 7. In 2000, Sia released her second studio album, Healing Is Difficult, and her third studio album, Colour the Small One, in 2004, but all of these struggled to connect with a mainstream audience.
"Gangsta's Paradise" is a song by American rapper Coolio, featuring singer L.V. The song was released on Coolio's album of the same name, as well as the soundtrack for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. It samples the chorus and instrumentation of Stevie Wonder's 1976 song "Pastime Paradise".
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has released seven studio albums, five extended plays (EP), two live albums, one compilation album, 55 singles, 19 promotional singles, and 44 music videos. With estimated sales of over 50 million albums and 150 million singles worldwide, Swift is one of the best-selling music artists. In the US, Swift is the third best-selling digital singles artist with 121 million certified units, is the first artist to have four albums sell over one million copies within the first week on the Billboard 200, and has sold 37.3 million albums. Her UK album and single sales stand at 3.34 million and 17 million, respectively.
Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship, and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, R&B, funk, soul, reggae, hip hop, and rock. Mars is accompanied by his band, The Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments, such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums, and horns, and also serve as backup singers and dancers.
The Money Store is the debut studio album by American experimental hip hop trio Death Grips. It is the follow-up to their debut mixtape Exmilitary. The album was officially released on April 24, 2012, but had been leaked to YouTube on April 14 and made available on vinyl on April 21 to celebrate Record Store Day. The Money Store was announced alongside the group's second album, No Love Deep Web, which was released later in the year.
Samuel Frederick Smith is an English singer and songwriter. They rose to prominence in October 2012 after being featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. Smith was subsequently featured on Naughty Boy's "La La La", which became a number one single in May 2013. In December 2013, they were nominated for the 2014 Brit Critics' Choice Award and the BBC's Sound of 2014 poll, winning both.
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2010. The septet co-writes and produces much of their output. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres. Their lyrics, often focused on personal and social commentary, touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth, loss, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism. Their work features references to literature and psychological concepts and includes an alternative universe storyline. The group has staged several world tours.
Mitski Miyawaki is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter. Mitski self-released her first two albums, Lush (2012), and Retired from Sad, New Career in Business (2013), while studying at Purchase College's Conservatory of Music. After graduating, she released her third studio album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek (2014), through Double Double Whammy. It was followed by Puberty 2 (2016) and Be the Cowboy (2018), released on Dead Oceans.
"Ultralight Beam" is a song by American recording artist Kanye West from his seventh studio album The Life of Pablo (2016). The song features vocals by R&B singers The-Dream and Kelly Price, rapper Chance the Rapper, gospel singer Kirk Franklin and a ten-piece choir, with additional vocals by Natalie Green and Samoria Green. It was first performed live on Saturday Night Live in February 2016.
Lemonade is the sixth studio album by American singer Beyoncé. It was released on April 23, 2016 by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. It's Beyoncé's second "visual album", following her self-titled fifth studio album (2013), and a concept album with a song cycle. Primarily an R&B and art pop album, Lemonade encompasses a variety of genres, including reggae, blues, rock, hip hop, soul, funk, Americana, country, gospel, electronic, and trap. It features guest vocals from James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and Jack White, and contains samples and interpolations of a number of hip hop and rock songs.
Melodrama is the second studio album by New Zealand singer Lorde, released through Universal, Lava and Republic Records on 16 June 2017. A departure from the minimalist style of her debut album Pure Heroine (2013), it is a pop and electropop record incorporating piano instrumentation and maximalist electronic beats. It was primarily written and produced by Lorde and Jack Antonoff, with production input by several high-profile producers including Frank Dukes, Flume, Malay, S1 and Joel Little.
"Delicate" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her sixth studio album, Reputation (2017). It was released on March 12, 2018, as the album's sixth single. Swift wrote the song with its producers Max Martin and Shellback. Upon its release, the song was met with critical acclaim, with many critics praising its lyrical vulnerability and production, and was noted as an album highlight. The single became one of Swift's top radio hits.
Alice Phoebe Lou is a South African singer-songwriter. She has released three EPs and three albums. In December 2017 her song "She" from the film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story was included on the Oscars shortlist for Best Original Song.
Golden Hour is the fourth studio album by American country music singer and songwriter Kacey Musgraves, released on March 30, 2018, through MCA Nashville. Musgraves co-wrote all 13 tracks and co-produced the album with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200.
Invasion of Privacy is the debut studio album by American rapper Cardi B. It was released on April 6, 2018, by Atlantic Records. Primarily a hip hop record, Invasion of Privacy also comprises trap, Latin and R&B. It features production from 30 Roc, Allen Ritter, Andrew Watt, Ayo, Benny Blanco, Boi-1da, Cassius Jay, Cheeze Beatz, Craig Kallman, Cubeatz, Darrale Jones, DJ Mustard, DJ Official, DJ SwanQo, DJ TeeOh, Frank Dukes, Invincible, J. White Did It, Jonathan "Brooklyn Johnny" Descartes, Keyz, Klenard Raphael, Murda Beatz, Matt Allen, Needlz, NES, Nonstop Da Hitman, Scribz Riley, Tainy, and Vinylz, among others. The album features guest appearances by Migos, Chance the Rapper, Kehlani, SZA, 21 Savage, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and YG.
A Star Is Born is the soundtrack album to the 2018 musical film of the same name, performed by its stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. It was released on October 5, 2018, by Interscope Records. Gaga and Cooper collaborated on the soundtrack album with an assortment of country musicians, including Lukas Nelson, who also stars in the film as a member of Cooper's band. For the more pop-oriented songs on the soundtrack, Gaga teamed up with recurring collaborator DJ White Shadow. The soundtrack also includes contributions from Jason Isbell, Mark Ronson, Diane Warren, and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. Commercially, it has topped the charts in more than 15 countries, attaining gold and platinum certifications from many of them, while selling over six million copies worldwide. The track "Shallow" was released as the soundtrack's lead single on September 27, 2018, while "Always Remember Us This Way" and "I'll Never Love Again" also received a limited release in selected countries.
"Ghost Town" is a song by American rapper and producer Kanye West from his eighth studio album, Ye (2018). It features vocals from PartyNextDoor, Kid Cudi and 070 Shake. A follow-up was released by West and Cudi, as Kids See Ghosts, under the title of "Freeee ". The song is composed around a sample of "Take Me for a Little While" by the Royal Jesters. Jungle covered it in September 2018. West performed the song, alongside Kid Cudi and 070 Shake, on the outro to the 44th-season premiere of Saturday Night Live. The song received generally strong reviews from music critics and was mostly named by them as one of the album's highlights, with general praise from critics going towards 070 Shake's outro. The song was included in end of the year lists for 2018 by multiple publications, including Consequence of Sound and NME. The song was commercially successful, managing to chart in a total of 15 countries and achieve the certification of Gold in the US.
Lathan Moses-Stanley Echols, known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. His most commercially successful album, Certified Hitmaker, peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200 and included hits like "Stuck in a Dream" and "Blueberry Faygo", with the latter peaking in the top ten of the UK Singles Chart at number 9, as well as number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Lil Mosey is also known for the song, "Noticed", which is his most streamed song on Spotify, and was previously his highest-charting single, before "Stuck in a Dream" with Gunna and "Blueberry Faygo", with the first peaking at number 62 on the Hot 100. He released his debut album with his record labels, Mogul Vision Music and Interscope Records, titled Northsbest in October 2018. In June 2019, Mosey was listed among the 2019 XXL Freshman Class.
Map of the Soul: Persona is the sixth extended play by South Korean boy band BTS. It was released on April 12, 2019, via Big Hit Entertainment with "Boy with Luv" as its lead single. It is the follow-up to their 2018 albums Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer, and precedes the band's Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour. The EP was released for pre-order on March 13. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, making BTS the first band since the Beatles to have three number-one albums in less than a year. The album also topped the UK, Scottish, New Zealand and Australian charts, making BTS the first Korean act to achieve a number-one album in each of these countries. Moreover, the album sold 3.2 million copies in one month, making it the best-selling album in South Korea, replacing the previous record-holder of 24 years. The track "Make It Right" was released in a version featuring Lauv as the second single on October 18, 2019.
Homecoming: The Live Album is the fifth live album by American singer Beyoncé, released on April 17, 2019. Recorded in April 2018 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, the album features the entirety of Beyoncé's performance at the festival, which has since been described as "historic" by a number of music critics and media outlets. Two bonus studio tracks – a cover of Maze's song "Before I Let Go" and "I Been On" – follow the live recording, bringing the album's length to just short of two hours.