Consequence of Sound

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Consequence of Sound
Logo for Consequence of Sound.jpg
Type of site
Music and film news and reviews
Available in English
Owner Consequence Holdings, LLC
Created by Alex Young
(Founder & Publisher)[1]
Editor Michael Roffman
(President & Editor-in-Chief)[1]
Website consequenceofsound.net
Alexa rank Decrease 4,533 (April 2017)[2]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched 2007
Current status Active

Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online magazine[3] featuring news, editorials, and reviews of music and movies. 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 website takes its name from the Regina Spektor song, "Consequence of Sounds".[4]

History[edit]

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, Matt Melis is the Editorial Director, Philip Cosores is the Executive Editor, Lior Phillips is the Associate Editor, Dominick Suzanne-Mayer is the Film Editor, and Ben Kaye is the News Editor.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Influence[edit]

Consequence of Sound is listed as one of the most influential music websites by Technorati.[5] In 2010, About.com ranked CoS the year's best music blog, based on "Technorati rankings and the online buzz throughout the year".[6] In the Spring of 2014, Style of Sound calculated that Consequence of Sound charted as the second most influential music blog.[7]

Controversy[edit]

A popular feature of Consequence of Sound is the Festival Outlook, posting rumors regarding bands playing music festivals. However, it has caused some controversy.[why?] 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.[8] In 2010, the magazine reported that Muse, Jay-Z, and Gorillaz would headline the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival prior to its lineup announcement. In October 2015, Consequence of Sound broke the news of LCD Soundsystem's impending reunion,[citation needed] and also was the first publication to report on LCD Soundsystem and Guns N' Roses headlining performances at Coachella 2016.[citation needed]

Annual Report[edit]

Top 50 Albums[edit]

Year Artist Album Top 5 Albums Ref.
2008 TV on the Radio Dear Science [9]
2009 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion [10]
2010 Vampire Weekend Contra [11]
2011 St. Vincent Strange Mercy [12]
2012 Frank Ocean Channel Orange [13]
2013 Kanye West Yeezus [14]
2014 The War On Drugs Lost in the Dream [15]
2015 Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly [16]
2016 Beyoncé Lemonade [17]

Artist and Band of the Year[edit]

Year Artist Ref. Band Ref.
2010 Kanye West [18] The Roots [19]
2011 James Blake [20] Foo Fighters [21]
2012 Frank Ocean [22] Death Grips [23]
2013 Kanye West [24] Arcade Fire [25]
2014 Run the Jewels [26] The War on Drugs [27]
2015 Kendrick Lamar [28] Tame Impala [29]
2016 Chance the Rapper [30] Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band [31]

Top 25 Films[edit]

Year Film Top 5 Films Ref.
2014 Under the Skin [32]
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road [33]
2016 Moonlight [34]

Performance, Filmmaker and Composer of the Year[edit]

Year Performance Ref. Filmmaker Ref. Composer Ref.
2014 Jenny Slate [35] Dan Gilroy [36] Mica Levi [37]
2015 Michael Shannon [38] George Miller [39] Disasterpeace [40]
2016 Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes [41] Kenneth Lonergan [42]</ref> Cliff Martinez [43]

Top 25 TV Shows[edit]

Year TV Show Top 5 TV Shows Ref.
2016 Stranger Things [44]

Comedian of the Year[edit]

Year Comedian Ref.
2013 Marc Maron [45]
2014 Cameron Esposito [46]
2015 Aziz Ansari [47]
2016 Bill Maher [48]

Top 100 Ever[edit]

Category Artist Album/Song Top 10 Ref.
Album The Beatles Abbey Road [49]
Song The Beach Boys "God Only Knows" [50]
Singers Michael Jackson [51]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Consequenceofsound.net Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ Ulaby, Neda (December 29, 2014). "Mary Timony Brings 'Understated Swagger' To Ex Hex". NPR. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ Kaye, Ben (September 8, 2016). "Regina Spektor premieres stirring new song “Black and White”". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Music Blogs". Technorati. October 19, 2011. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best Blogs 2010 - Top 10 Best Blogs of 2010". About.com. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Top 100 Most Influential Music Blogs". Style of Sound. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Ching, Albert (January 23, 2009). "Paul McCartney at Coachella?". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Top 100 Albums of 2008". CoS Year-End Report: The Top 100 Albums. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  10. ^ "CoS Year-End Report: The Top 100 Albums Of 2009". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  11. ^ "CoS Year-End Report: The Top 100 Albums of 2010". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2011". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2012". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2013". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2014". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2015". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2016". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Artist of the Year: Kanye West". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Artist of the Year: The Roots". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Artist of the Year: James Blake". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Artist of the Year: Foo Fighters". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Artist of the Year: Frank Ocean". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Artist of the Year: Death Grips". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Artist of the Year: Kanye West". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Artist of the Year: Arcade Fire". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Artist of the Year: Run the Jewels". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Band of the Year: The War on Drugs". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Artist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Band of the Year: Tame Impala". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Artist of the Year: Chance the Rapper". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  31. ^ "Band of the Year: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  32. ^ "Top 25 Films of 2014". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  33. ^ "Top 25 Films of 2015". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Top 25 Films of 2016". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  35. ^ "Performance of the Year: Jenny Slate". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  36. ^ "Filmmaker of the Year: Dan Gilroy". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  37. ^ "Composer of the Year: Mica Levi". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  38. ^ "Performance of the Year: Michael Shannon". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  39. ^ "Filmmaker of the Year: George Miller". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  40. ^ "Composer of the Year: Disasterpeace". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  41. ^ "Performance of the Year: Moonlight". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  42. ^ "Filmmaker of the Year: Kenneth Lonergan". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  43. ^ "Composer of the Year: Cliff Martinez". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  44. ^ "Top 25 TV Shows of 2016". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  45. ^ "Comedian of the Year: Marc Maron". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  46. ^ "Comedian of the Year: Cameron Esposito". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  47. ^ "Comedian of the Year: Aziz Ansari". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  48. ^ "Comedian of the Year: Bill Maher". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  49. ^ "Consequence of Sound’s Top 100 Albums Ever". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  50. ^ "Top 100 Songs Ever: 50-1". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  51. ^ "The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 

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